Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Who will give thee as a brother to me, sucking the breasts of my mother? I shall find thee without, I shall kiss thee; also they shall not despise me.

New American Standard Bible

“Oh that you were like a brother to me
Who nursed at my mother’s breasts.
If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you;
No one would despise me, either.

King James Version

O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.

Holman Bible

If only I could treat you like my brother,
one who nursed at my mother’s breasts,
I would find you in public and kiss you,
and no one would scorn me.

International Standard Version

If only you were like a brother to me, like one who nursed at my mother's breasts. If I found you outside I would kiss you, and no one would view me with contempt.

A Conservative Version

Oh that thou were as my brother, who sucked the breasts of my mother! [When] I should find thee outside, I would kiss thee. Yes, and none would despise me.

American Standard Version

Oh that thou wert as my brother, That sucked the breasts of my mother! When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; Yea, and none would despise me.

Amplified

“Oh, that you were like a brother to me,
Who nursed at the breasts of my mother.
If I found you out of doors, I would kiss you;
No one would blame me or despise me, either.

Bible in Basic English

Oh that you were my brother, who took milk from my mother's breasts! When I came to you in the street, I would give you kisses; yes, I would not be looked down on.

Darby Translation

Oh that thou wert as my brother, That sucked the breasts of my mother! Should I find thee without, I would kiss thee; And they would not despise me.

King James 2000

O that you were as my brother, that nursed at the breasts of my mother! if I should find you outside, I would kiss you; yea, I would not be despised.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{How I wish that you were my little brother}, [who] nursed {upon my mother's breasts}! [If] {I met you outside}, I would kiss you, {and no one would despise me}!

Modern King James verseion

Who could give You to me as my brother, who sucked my mother's breasts? When I find You outside, I would kiss You; yea, they would not despise me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O that I might find thee without, and kiss thee, whom I love as my brother which sucked my mother's breasts: and that thou wouldest not be offended,

NET Bible

The Beloved to Her Lover: Oh, how I wish you were my little brother, nursing at my mother's breasts; if I saw you outside, I could kiss you -- surely no one would despise me!

New Heart English Bible

Oh that you were like my brother, who sucked the breasts of my mother. If I found you outside, I would kiss you; yes, and no one would despise me.

The Emphasized Bible

Oh that thou hadst been a very brother to me, who had sucked the breasts of my own mother, - Had I found thee without, I had kissed thee, Yea, folk would not have despised me!

Webster

O that thou wert as my brother, that was nourished at the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yes, I should not be despised.

World English Bible

Oh that you were like my brother, who nursed from the breasts of my mother! If I found you outside, I would kiss you; yes, and no one would despise me.

Youngs Literal Translation

Who doth make thee as a brother to me, Sucking the breasts of my mother? I find thee without, I kiss thee, Yea, they do not despise me,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
O that
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

thou wert as my brother
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

ינק 
Yanaq 
Usage: 31

the breasts
שׁד שׁד 
Shad 
Usage: 24

of my mother
אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

נשׁק 
Nashaq 
Usage: 35

References

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Hastings

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Verse Info

Context Readings

Maiden's Fanciful Wish

1 Who will give thee as a brother to me, sucking the breasts of my mother? I shall find thee without, I shall kiss thee; also they shall not despise me. 2 I will lead thee, I will bring thee to the house of my mother; thou wilt teach me: I will give thee to drink from spiced wine from the new wine of my pomegranate.



Cross References

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the chosen lest he shall be angry, and ye perish in the way when his anger shall kindle as a little. Happy all they putting their trust in him.

Psalm 45:10-11

Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear, and forget thy people and thy father's house;

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God a spirit being broken: a heart being broken and crushed, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 102:16-17

For Jehovah built Zion, he was seen in his glory

Song of Songs 1:2

He shall kiss me from the kisses of his mouth: for thy good breasts are above wine.

Isaiah 7:14

For this, Jehovah he will give to you a sign Behold, the virgin conceiving, and she will bare a son, and call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6

For a child was born to us, a son was given to us, and the dominion shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, everlasting Father, Captain of Peace.

Isaiah 60:14

And sons humbling thee came bowing down to thee: and all they despising thee worshiped at the soles of thy feet; and they called thee, The city of Jehovah, Zion, the Holy One of Israel

Isaiah 66:11-12

So that ye shall suck and be satisfied from the breast of her consolation; so that ye shall press out and be delighted from the brightness of her glory.

Haggai 2:7

And I shook all nations, and the desire of all nations came; and I filled this house with glory, said Jehovah of armies.

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; make a loud noise, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king shall come to thee: just, and saving; he is humble and riding upon an ass, and upon an ass's colt the son of asses.

Malachi 3:1

Behold me sending my messenger, and he looked upon the way before my face: and suddenly Jehovah whom ye seek shall come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant whom ye delight in: behold him coming, said Jehovah of armies.

Matthew 13:16-17

But happy your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

Mark 12:42-44

And one poor widow, having come, cast in two small coins, which is a farthing.

Mark 14:6-9

And Jesus said, Let her go; why bestow ye weariness upon her? she has wrought a good work upon me.

Luke 2:26-32

And it was intimated to him by the Holy Spirit, not to see death, before he should see the Christ of the Lord.

Luke 2:38

And she having stood at that hour, confessed to the Lord, and spake concerning him to all awaiting redemption in Jerusalem.

Luke 7:45-48

Thou gavest me no kiss: and she from when I came in left not kissing my feet.

Luke 9:26

For whoever should be ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he should come in the glory of himself, and of the Father, and of the holy messengers.

Luke 10:16

He hearing you hears me and he rejecting you rejects me; and he rejecting me rejects him having sent me.

Luke 10:23-24

And having turned to the disciples apart he said, Happy the eyes seeing what ye see:

Luke 12:8

And I say to you, Every one who should acknowledge in me before men, also the Son of man will acknowledge in him before the messengers of God.

Luke 18:9

And he spake to certain trusting upon themselves that they were just, and setting at nought the rest, this parable:

John 1:14

And the Word was flesh, and dwelt with us, (and we beheld his glory, as the glory of the only born of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 3:13

And none has ascended to heaven, except he having descended from heaven, the Son of man, he being in heaven.

John 7:46-52

And the servants answered, Never spake man as this man.

John 8:42

Then said Jesus to them, If God were your Father, ye had loved me: for I went forth from God, and came; for I have not come of myself, but he sent me.

John 9:25-38

He answered and said, If he be sinful, I know not: one thing I know, that, being blind, now I see.

John 13:3

Jesus knowing that the Father has given all things to him into the hands, and that he came out from God, and retired to God;

John 16:28

I came forth from the Father, and have come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

1 Corinthians 1:28

And the ignoble things of the world, and the despised things, has God chosen, and things not being, that the things being he might leave unemployed:

Galatians 4:26

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

Galatians 6:14

And it may not be to me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.

Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, serving God in spirit, and boasting in Christ Jesus, and not trusting in the flesh.

Philippians 3:7-8

But what things were gain to me, these I have thought loss for Christ.

1 Timothy 3:16

And manifestly great is the mystery of devotion: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed in the nations, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory.

Hebrews 2:9-14

But we see Jesus, made some little while less than angels by the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; so that by the grace of God he should taste of death for all.

Hebrews 9:26-28

(Since he must have suffered many times from the foundation of the world:) but now once at the termination of the times for the annulling of sin by the sacrifice of himself has he been shown clearly.

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