Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,
at the entrance of the gateways she shouts aloud: Bible

“Beside.” The Hebrew is built on the word “hand,” but the meaning here is “beside” (cp. HALOT Hebrew-English Lexicon).

“the gates.” The elders and important men of the city sat in the city gates (see commentary on Prov. 1:21).

“opening.” The Hebrew reads, “mouth.” The “mouth” of the city was the city gate, the entrance to the city.

Commentary for: Proverbs 8:3