Proverbs 1:20

“Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wisedome crieth without, she vttereth her voice in the streets:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wisdom crieth aloud in the street; She uttereth her voice in the broad places;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Wisdom is crying out in the street; her voice is loud in the open places;
- Basic English Bible

Wisdom crieth without; she raiseth her voice in the broadways;
- Darby Bible

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
- Webster's Bible

Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares.
- World English Bible

Wisdom in an out-place crieth aloud, In broad places she giveth forth her voice,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wisdom crieth aloud in the streets, she uttereth her voice in the broad places;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:20


1:20 Wisdom - Having expressed the counsels of wicked men, he now declares the voice of wisdom. By wisdom he understands the wisdom of God revealed to men in his word. And this is said to cry with a loud voice, to intimate God's earnestness in inviting sinners to repentance. Abroad - Or, in the streets or open places. Not in corners, but openly before all the world.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • A disciple
    Brandie; It is so glaringly apparent that the Churches are teaching FALSE DOCTRINE! God was not more severe to the people of old time under the first covenant, than to the people from the time of Christ's first coming; but for Jesus' sake He waits for the fullness of the Nations to come in.
  • Brandie Burleson
    In response to Sinner82, this is the old testament before Jesus came. God's judgment was harsher before Jesus. He did not enjoy destroying the wicked, that's why He sent His son to die so that sinners like us would no longer be destroyed, but have a way for forgiveness.
  • A disciple
    Sinner; Perhaps you should try and read the chapter again a few times, slowly; and take note. It is not about God taking pleasure in bringing evil upon you, as you blasphemously suggest; but about men, as God's sons, should hear their Father's instructions, and take a course in life after His good character; and not be a defiant sinner and heathen; in the end good for nothing but to be destroyed.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: A wise person is willing to listen and learn.
  • Sinner82
    I thought He took no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.....this doesn't add up
  • BSP
    Verse 10: Those who are doing bad things may try to entice others to join them in their bad course but here we are warned not to follow them and consent.

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