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Proverbs 8:3

    Proverbs 8:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Where the roads go into the town her cry goes out, at the doorways her voice is loud:

    Webster's Revision

    Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, At the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud:

    World English Bible

    Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the entry doors, she cries aloud:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Beside the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors, she crieth aloud:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 8:3

    She crieth at the gates - This might be well applied to the preaching of Jesus Christ and his apostles, and their faithful successors in the Christian ministry. He went to the temple, and proclaimed the righteousness of the Most High: he did the same in the synagogues, on the mountains, by the sea-side, in the villages, in the streets of the cities, and in private houses. His disciples followed his track: in the same way, and in the same spirit, they proclaimed the unsearchable riches of Christ. God's wisdom in the hearts of his true ministers directs them to go and to seek sinners. There are, it is true, temples, synagogues, churches, chapels, etc.; but hundreds of thousands never frequent them, and therefore do not hear the voice of truth: wisdom, therefore, must go to them, if she wishes them to receive her instructions. Hence the zealous ministers of Christ go still to the highways and hedges, to the mountains and plains, to the ships and the cottages, to persuade sinners to turn from the error of their ways, and accept that redemption which was procured by the sacrificial offering of Jesus Christ.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 8:3

    8:3 Gates - The places of judgment, and of the confluence of people. The entry - To invite passengers at their first coming and to conduct them to her house. The doors - Of her house.