4 “To you, O people,[a] I call out, and my voice calls[b] to all mankind.[c]
Proverbs 8:4tnHeb “men.” Although it might be argued in light of the preceding material that males would be particularly addressed by wisdom here, the following material indicates a more universal appeal. Cf. TEV, NLT “to all of you.”
Proverbs 8:4tn The verb “calls” does not appear in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for the sake of style.
Proverbs 8:4tnHeb “sons of man.” Cf. NAB “the children of men”; NCV, NLT “all people”; NRSV “all that live.”
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