PROVERBS 1:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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Proverbs 1:21 Translation & Meaning

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She crieth תִּ֫קְרָ֥א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) crieth
in the chief place בְּרֹ֥אשׁ The head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.) chief place
of concourse, הֹמִיּ֗וֹת To make a loud sound (like English 'hum'); by implication, to be in great commotion or tumult, to rage, war, moan, clamor concourse
in the openings בְּפִתְחֵ֖י An opening (literally), i.e., door (gate) or entrance way openings
of the gates: שְׁעָרִ֥ים An opening, i.e., door or gate gates
in the city בָּעִ֗יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
she uttereth תֹאמֵֽר׃ To say (used with great latitude) uttereth
her words, אֲמָרֶ֥יהָ Something said words
saying, (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 19  So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

  • 20  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

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

  • 22  How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

  • 23  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.




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