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Proverbs 9:3

ESV She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town,
NIV She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,
NASB She has sent out her attendants, she calls out From the tops of the heights of the city:
CSB She has sent out her female servants; she calls out from the highest points of the city:
NLT She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
KJV She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

What does Proverbs 9:3 mean?

In Proverbs 7:6–15 an adulterous woman leaves her house to search for a young man who is simple and lacking sense. She seeks to lure him for an immoral purpose. By contrast, Proverbs 9:3 portrays Wisdom sending her servant girls to issue her invitation to dine. They call from the highest places in town, where they will easily be seen and heard. This is in keeping with earlier depictions of Wisdom calling out, in public, to anyone who would listen (Proverbs 8:1–4).

The use of feasts and banquets, meant to attract guests, is common in Scripture. Jesus related the story of a king who prepared a lavish feast in honor of his son. The king sent forth his servants to call the invitees to the feast, but they rejected the call. Therefore, he ordered his servants to go to the main roads and gather for the feast all whom they found, both good and bad people (Matthew 22:1–10). Jesus has been sending believers into all the world to preach the gospel from the time He commissioned His disciples to do so (Matthew 28:18–20). Like the messengers of this verse, believers extend an invitation for others to come and know the One who is the Truth (John 14:6).
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