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Proverbs 8:2

    Proverbs 8:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At the top of the highways, at the meeting of the roads, she takes her place;

    Webster's Revision

    On the top of high places by the way, Where the paths meet, she standeth;

    World English Bible

    On the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she stands.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In the top of high places by the way, where the paths meet, she standeth;

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:2

    In the places of the paths - בית נתיבת נצבה beith nethiboth nitstsabah, "The constituted house of the paths." Does not this mean the house of public worship? the tabernacle or temple, which stands a center to the surrounding villages, the paths from all the parts leading to and terminating at it? In such a place, where the holy word of God is read or preached, there in a particular manner does wisdom cry, and understanding lift up her voice. There are the warnings, the precepts, and the promises of eternal truth; there the bread of God is broken to his children, and thither they that will may come and take the water of life freely.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 8:2

    The full enumeration of localities points to the publicity and openness of Wisdom's teaching (see Proverbs 1:20 note), as contrasted with the stealth and secrecy and darkness which shroud the harlot's enticements Proverbs 7:9.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 8:2

    8:2 High place - Where she may be best seen and heard. Paths - Where many paths meet, where there is a great concourse, and where travellers may need direction.