Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

New American Standard Bible

"A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.

King James Version

A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

Holman Bible

My sister, my bride, you are a locked garden—
a locked garden and a sealed spring.

International Standard Version

My sister, my bride, is a locked garden a locked rock garden, a sealed up spring.

American Standard Version

A garden shut up is my sister, my bride; A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.


A garden enclosed and barred is my sister, my [promised] bride -- "a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

Bible in Basic English

A garden walled-in is my sister, my bride; a garden shut up, a spring of water stopped.

Julia Smith Translation

A garden shut up, my sister, O bride; a reservoir shut up, a fountain sealed.

King James 2000

A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A garden locked [is] my sister bride, a spring enclosed, a fountain sealed.

Modern King James verseion

A locked garden is My sister, My spouse; a rock heap locked up, a fountain sealed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou art a well kept garden, O my sister, my spouse, thou are a well kept watering spring, and a sealed well.

NET Bible

The Lover to His Beloved: You are a locked garden, my sister, my bride; you are an enclosed spring, a sealed-up fountain.

New Heart English Bible

A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

The Emphasized Bible

A garden barred, is my sister, bride, - a spring barred, a fountain sealed:


A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

World English Bible

A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Youngs Literal Translation

A garden shut up is my sister-spouse, A spring shut up -- a fountain sealed.


Root Form
A garden
Usage: 43

Usage: 8

is my sister
Usage: 114

my spouse
Usage: 34

a spring
Usage: 34

shut up
Usage: 8

מעינה מעינו מעין 
Usage: 23

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Locked Garden Of Delights Is Unlocked

11 Thy lips, my spouse, drop as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. 12 A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; A spring shut up, a fountain sealed. 13 Thy shoots are a paradise of pomegranates, with precious fruits; Henna with spikenard plants;

Cross References

Proverbs 5:15-18

Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

Genesis 29:3

And when all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again on the mouth of the well in its place.

Song of Songs 6:2

My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, To feed in the gardens and to gather lilies.

Song of Songs 6:11

I went down into the garden of nuts, To see the verdure of the valley, To see whether the vine budded, Whether the pomegranates blossomed.

Isaiah 58:11

and Jehovah will guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and strengthen thy bones; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a water-spring, whose waters deceive not.

Isaiah 61:10-11

I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with the priestly turban, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Jeremiah 31:12

And they shall come and sing aloud upon the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of Jehovah, for corn, and for new wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd; and their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall not languish any more at all.

Hosea 6:3

and we shall know, we shall follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is assured as the morning dawn; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain which watereth the earth.

1 Corinthians 6:13

Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will bring to nothing both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do ye not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own?

1 Corinthians 7:34

There is a difference between the wife and the virgin. The unmarried cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but she that has married cares for the things of the world, how she shall please her husband.

2 Corinthians 1:22

who also has sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

Ephesians 1:13

in whom ye also have trusted, having heard the word of the truth, the glad tidings of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, ye have been sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

Ephesians 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which ye have been sealed for the day of redemption.

Revelation 7:3

saying, Hurt not the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we shall have sealed the bondmen of our God upon their foreheads.

Revelation 21:27

And nothing common, nor that maketh an abomination and a lie, shall at all enter into it; but those only who are written in the book of life of the Lamb.

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