Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Daughters of Jerusalem,
I am dark like the tents of Kedar,
yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.

New American Standard Bible

"I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon.

King James Version

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

International Standard Version

The daughters of Jerusalem, I'm dark and lovely like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

A Conservative Version

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

American Standard Version

I am black, but comely, Oh ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

Amplified

I am so black; but [you are] lovely and pleasant [the ladies assured her]. O you daughters of Jerusalem, [I am as dark] as the tents of [the Bedouin tribe] Kedar, like the [beautiful] curtains of Solomon!

Bible in Basic English

I am dark, but fair of form, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Darby Translation

I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I am dark, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, more desirable as the booths of Kedar, as the tents of Solomon.

Julia Smith Translation

I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

King James 2000

I am dark, but lovely, O you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I [am] black but beautiful, {O maidens of Jerusalem}, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Modern King James verseion

I am black, but comely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I am black, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, like as the tents of the Kedarenes, and as the hangings of Solomon: but yet am I fair and well favored withal.

NET Bible

The Beloved to the Maidens: I am dark but lovely, O maidens of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Qedar, lovely like the tent curtains of Salmah.

New Heart English Bible

I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

The Emphasized Bible

SHESwarthy, I am but comely, ye daughters of Jerusalem. THEYLike the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Webster

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

World English Bible

I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

Youngs Literal Translation

Dark am I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I am black
שׁחור שׁחר 
Shachor 
Usage: 6

but comely
נאוה 
Na'veh 
Usage: 10

O ye daughters
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

as the tents
אהל 
'ohel 
Usage: 345

of Kedar
קדר 
Qedar 
Usage: 12

as the curtains
יריעה 
Y@riy`ah 
Usage: 54

Verse Info

Context Readings

Maiden's Self-Description

4 Take me with you—let us hurry.
Oh, that the king would bring me to his chambers.Y We will rejoice and be glad for you;
we will praise your love more than wine.W It is only right that they adore you.
5 Daughters of Jerusalem,
I am dark like the tents of Kedar,
yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not stare at me because I am dark,
for the sun has gazed on me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
they made me a keeper of the vineyards.
I have not kept my own vineyard.


Cross References

Psalm 120:5

What misery that I have stayed in Meshech,
that I have lived among the tents of Kedar!

Song of Songs 2:7

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Song of Songs 4:3

Your lips are like a scarlet cord,
and your mouth is lovely.
Behind your veil,
your brow is like a slice of pomegranate.

Song of Songs 5:8

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you:
if you find my love,
tell him that I am lovesick.

Song of Songs 5:16

His mouth is sweetness.
He is absolutely desirable.
This is my love, and this is my friend,
young women of Jerusalem.

Psalm 45:9

Kings’ daughters are among your honored women;
the queen, adorned with gold from Ophir,
stands at your right hand.

Psalm 90:17

Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;
establish for us the work of our hands—
establish the work of our hands!

Psalm 149:4

For Yahweh takes pleasure in His people;
He adorns the humble with salvation.

Song of Songs 3:5

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.

Song of Songs 3:10

He made its posts of silver,
its back of gold,
and its seat of purple.
Its interior is inlaid with love
by the young women of Jerusalem.

Song of Songs 6:4

M You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners.

Song of Songs 8:4

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.

Isaiah 53:2

He grew up before Him like a young plant
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at Him,
no appearance that we should desire Him.

Isaiah 60:7

All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you;
the rams of Nebaioth will serve you
and go up on My altar as an acceptable sacrifice.
I will glorify My beautiful house.

Isaiah 61:10

I greatly rejoice in the Lord,
I exult in my God;
for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation
and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness,
as a groom wears a turban
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Ezekiel 16:14

Your fame spread among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor, which I had bestowed on you.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Matthew 10:25

It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master. If they called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more the members of his household!

Matthew 22:11

But when the king came in to view the guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed for a wedding.

Luke 13:34

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!

Luke 15:22

“But the father told his slaves, ‘Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

Romans 13:14

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no plans to satisfy the fleshly desires.

1 Corinthians 4:10-13

We are fools for Christ, but you are wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are strong! You are distinguished, but we are dishonored!

2 Corinthians 5:21

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Galatians 4:26

But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.

Ephesians 5:26

to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word.

1 John 3:1

1 Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.

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