Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But one is my dove, my darling. She is the only beloved of her mother, and dear unto her that bare her. When the daughters saw her, they said, she was blessed: Yea the Queens and concubines praised her.

New American Standard Bible

But my dove, my perfect one, is unique:
She is her mother’s only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.
The maidens saw her and called her blessed,
The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,

King James Version

My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Holman Bible

But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique;
she is the favorite of her mother,
perfect to the one who gave her birth.
Women see her and declare her fortunate;
queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:

International Standard Version

but my dove, my perfect one, is unique. She's unique to her mother, she's pure to the one who gave birth to her. Young women see her and call her blessed, queens and mistresses praise her.

A Conservative Version

My dove, my undefiled, is [but] one. She is the only one of her mother. She is the choice one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed, [yea], the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

American Standard Version

My dove, my undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother; She is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; Yea , the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Amplified


But my dove, my perfect one, stands alone [above them all];
She is her mother’s only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.
The maidens saw her and called her blessed and happy,
The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,

Bible in Basic English

My dove, my very beautiful one, is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the dearest one of her who gave her birth. The daughters saw her, and gave her a blessing; yes, the queens and the servant-wives, and they gave her praises.

Darby Translation

My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Julia Smith Translation

She is one, my dove, my perfect one; she is one to her mother, she is the chosen to her bearing her. The daughters saw her and pronounced her happy; the queens and the concubines, and they will praise her.

King James 2000

My dove, my perfect one, is the only one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the favorite one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My dove, {she is the one}; my perfect, {she is the only one}; she [is] {the favorite of} her mother who bore her. Maidens see her and consider her fortunate; queens and concubines praise her:

Modern King James verseion

But My dove, My undefiled is one alone. She is the only one of her mother. She is the choice of her who bore her. The daughters saw her and blessed her; the queens and the concubines saw her, and they praised her.

NET Bible

But she is unique! My dove, my perfect one! She is the special daughter of her mother, she is the favorite of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and complimented her; the queens and concubines praised her:

New Heart English Bible

My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

The Emphasized Bible

One alone, is my dove, my perfect one, one alone, was she to her mother, Pure, was she to her that bare her, - The daughters, have seen her, and pronounced her happy, Queens and concubines, and they have praised her.

Webster

My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

World English Bible

My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Youngs Literal Translation

One is my dove, my perfect one, One she is of her mother, The choice one she is of her that bare her, Daughters saw, and pronounce her happy, Queens and concubines, and they praise her.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
My dove
יונה 
Yownah 
Usage: 31

תּם 
Tam 
Usage: 13

is but one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

she is the only one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

of her mother
אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

she is the choice
בּר 
Bar 
Usage: 7

ילד 
Yalad 
Usage: 497

saw
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

her, and blessed
אשׁר אשׁר 
'ashar 
Usage: 16

her yea, the queens
מלכּה 
Malkah 
Usage: 35

and the concubines
פּלגשׁ פּילגשׁ 
Piylegesh 
Usage: 37

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Maiden's Beauty Is Without Peer

8 There are threescore Queens, and fourscore concubines, and young women without number. 9 But one is my dove, my darling. She is the only beloved of her mother, and dear unto her that bare her. When the daughters saw her, they said, she was blessed: Yea the Queens and concubines praised her. 10 What is she, this that peepeth out as the morning, fair as the moon, excellent as the sun, glorious as an army of men with their banners?


Cross References

Song of Songs 5:2

As I was asleep, and my heart waking, I heard the voice of my beloved, when he knocked. Open to me, said he, O my sister, my love, my darling, my dove: for my head is full of dew, and my locks of my hair are full of the night drops.

Song of Songs 2:14

Up, haste my love, my dove, in the holes of the rock and secret places of the walls. Show me thy face and let me hear thy voice: for thy voice is sweet and thy fashion beautiful.

Genesis 30:13

Then said Lea, "Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed." And called his name Asher.

Numbers 23:9

From the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: Lo, the people shall dwell by himself and shall not be reckoned among other nations.

Deuteronomy 4:6-7

Keep them therefore and do them, for that is your wisdom and understanding in the sight of the nations: which, when they have heard all these ordinances, shall say, 'O what a wise and understanding people is this great nation.'

Deuteronomy 33:29

Happy art thou Israel: who is like unto thee? A people that art saved by the LORD; thy shield, and helper, and sword of thy glory. And thine enemies shall hide themselves from thee, and thou shalt walk upon their high hills."

Psalm 45:9

Kings' daughters go in thy goodly array, and upon thy righthand standeth the queen in a vesture of the most fine gold.

Psalm 126:2

Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy. Then said they among the heathen, "The LORD hath done great things for them."

Proverbs 31:28-29

Her children arise, and call her blessed: and her husband maketh much of her.

Galatians 4:26

But Jerusalem, which is above, is free: which is the mother of us all.

Ephesians 4:3-6

and that ye be diligent to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace,

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be made marvelous in all them that believe: because our testimony that we had unto you, was believed even the same day that we preached it.

Revelation 21:9-10

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues: and talked with me saying, "Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife."

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