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Proverbs 9:3

    Proverbs 9:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    She has sent forth her maidens: she cries on the highest places of the city,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    She hath sent forth her maidens; She crieth upon the highest places of the city:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    She has sent out her women-servants; her voice goes out to the highest places of the town, saying,

    Webster's Revision

    She hath sent forth her maidens; She crieth upon the highest places of the city:

    World English Bible

    She has sent out her maidens. She cries from the highest places of the city:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    She hath sent forth her maidens, she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 9:3

    She hath sent forth her maidens - The wisdom of God has made use of the most proper means to communicate Divine knowledge to the inhabitants of the earth; as a good and gracious Creator wills to teach them whence they came, how they are supported, whither they are going, and for what end they were formed. It is a custom to the present day, in Asiatic countries, to send their invitations to guests by a company of females, preceded by eunuchs: they go to the doors of the invited, and deliver their message.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 9:3

    Wisdom and the "foolish woman" Proverbs 9:13 speak from the same places and to the same class - the simple, undecided, wavering, standing at the diverging point of the two paths that lead to life or death.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 9:3

    9:3 Maidens - Her servants to invite the guests, ministers of the word whom he calls maidens for the decency of the parable; for wisdom being compared to a great princess, was fit to be attended upon by maidens. Highest places - From such high seats as those from which judges delivered their sentences, and officers made proclamations.