Proverbs 1:21

“She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shee crieth in the chiefe place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she vttereth her words, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

At the head of the noisy {streets} she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

She crieth in the chief place of concourse; At the entrance of the gates, In the city, she uttereth her words:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Her words are sounding in the meeting-places, and in the doorways of the town:
- Basic English Bible

she calleth in the chief [place] of concourse, in the entry of the gates; in the city she uttereth her words:
- Darby Bible

She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
- Webster's Bible

She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words:
- World English Bible

At the head of the multitudes she calleth, In the openings of the gates, In the city her sayings she saith:
- Youngs Literal Bible

She calleth at the head of the noisy streets, at the entrances of the gates, in the city, she uttereth her words:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:21


1:21 Gates - Where magistrates sit in judgment, and people are assembled. The city - Not only in the gate, but in every part of the city.


Discussion for Proverbs 1

  • Bobby
    Psalm 019;14 applies, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be example in word and in truth .
  • Felicia
    Proverbs chapter 1 should be read by our children! It gives them great instruction to follow!
  • Ras Allen
    Solomon begins with the importance of applying wisdom and respect for the most high Jah.
  • Irene123
    V. 4 - I had th'ot for a long time the word 'simple' referred to what we call mentally challenged. It's not that at all, nor was it a person that corrected me, it was the Lord Himself; He does that for us; He is so wonderful, but to get back - simple refers to a mind uncluttered with worldly - junk, and pre-conceived ideas of God and His Word.
  • Peter
    2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
    I got it right this time. This is the verse that I like. It is psalm, I also like psalm 23 a lot; and I thought that there was one proverb that I liked a lot. Oh yes I know what happen, I was right, this is my favourite proverb. but I was looking for the verse above and so I c what happened. FunnyLOLhaHa
  • Peter
    I don't know how I made the mistake but it the next proverb that i frequently read and love; not that i don't also love or like this one, it is just that I like the other one better maybe I like to think and or i just think that I do think of God's word day and night. I think that i do but I don' dwell on it because I still have to do other things and they are all good or Okay I suppose;

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