Parallel Verses

Amplified

[He said] You are as beautiful as Tirzah [capital of the northern kingdom's first king], my love, and as comely as Jerusalem, [but you are] as terrible as a bannered host!

New American Standard Bible

"You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem, As awesome as an army with banners.

King James Version

Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

You are beautiful, my darling, like Tirzah, lovely like Jerusalem, as awesome as an army with banners.

A Conservative Version

Thou are fair, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, sublime as an army with banners.

American Standard Version

Thou art fair, O my love, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Terrible as an army with banners.

Bible in Basic English

You are beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, as fair as Jerusalem; you are to be feared like an army with flags.

Darby Translation

Thou art fair, my love, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Terrible as troops with banners:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, as desirable as Jerusalem, imposing as the standard-bearer of the army.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou art beautiful my friend, as delight; becoming as Jerusalem, a terror as those being furnished with banners.

King James 2000

You are beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.

Lexham Expanded Bible

You [are] beautiful, my beloved, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, {overwhelming as an army with banners}.

Modern King James verseion

O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, as lovely as Jerusalem, as inspiring as an army with banners.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou art beautiful, O my love, even as loveliness itself; thou art fair as Jerusalem, glorious as an army of men with their banners.

NET Bible

The Lover to His Beloved: My darling, you are as beautiful as Tirzah, as lovely as Jerusalem, as awe-inspiring as bannered armies!

New Heart English Bible

You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.

The Emphasized Bible

HEBeautiful, art thou, my fair one, as Tirzah, comely, as Jerusalem, - majestic as bannered hosts!

Webster

Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

World English Bible

You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.

Youngs Literal Translation

Fair art thou, my friend, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Awe-inspiring as bannered hosts.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O my love
רעיה 
Ra`yah 
Usage: 9

as Tirzah
תּרצה 
Tirtsah 
Usage: 18

נאוה 
Na'veh 
Usage: 10

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

אים 
'ayom 
Usage: 3

Verse Info

Context Readings

Solomon's Praise Of His Beloved

3 I am my beloved's [garden] and my beloved is mine! He feeds among the lilies [which grow there]. 4 [He said] You are as beautiful as Tirzah [capital of the northern kingdom's first king], my love, and as comely as Jerusalem, [but you are] as terrible as a bannered host! 5 Turn away your [flashing] eyes from me, for they have overcome me! Your hair is like a flock of goats trailing down from Mount Gilead.


Cross References

Song of Songs 6:10

[The ladies asked] Who is this that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, clear and pure as the sun, and terrible as a bannered host?

Psalm 48:2

Fair and beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth -- " Mount Zion [the City of David], to the northern side [Mount Moriah and the temple], the [whole] city of the Great King!

1 Kings 14:17

So Jeroboam's wife departed and came to Tirzah. When she came to the threshold of the house, the child died.

Psalm 50:2

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.

Lamentations 2:15

All who pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their heads at the Daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the city which was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of all the earth?

Revelation 21:2

And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;

Numbers 24:5-9

How attractive and considerable are your tents, O Jacob, and your tabernacles, O Israel!

1 Kings 15:21

When Baasha heard of it, he quit building up Ramah and dwelt in Tirzah.

1 Kings 15:33

In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah began his reign of twenty-four years over all Israel in Tirzah.

Psalm 144:4-8

Man is like vanity and a breath; his days are as a shadow that passes away.

Song of Songs 1:5

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!

Song of Songs 1:15

Behold, you are beautiful, my love! Behold, you are beautiful! You have doves' eyes.

Song of Songs 2:14

[So I went with him, and when we were climbing the rocky steps up the hillside, my beloved shepherd said to me] O my dove, [while you are here] in the seclusion of the clefts in the solid rock, in the sheltered and secret place 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 4:7

[He exclaimed] O my love, how beautiful you are! There is no flaw in you!

Song of Songs 5:2

I went to sleep, but my heart stayed awake. [I dreamed that I heard] the voice of my beloved as he knocked [at the door of my mother's cottage]. Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my spotless one [he said], for I am wet with the [heavy] night dew; my hair is covered with it.

Ezekiel 16:13-14

Thus you were decked with gold and silver, and your raiment was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth; you ate fine flour and honey and oil. And you were exceedingly beautiful and you prospered into royal estate.

Zechariah 12:3

And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all who lift it or burden themselves with it shall be sorely wounded. And all the nations of the earth shall come and gather together against it.

2 Corinthians 10:4

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds,

Ephesians 5:27

That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless].

Revelation 19:14-16

And the troops of heaven, clothed in fine linen, dazzling and clean, followed Him on white horses.

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