Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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,

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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Verse Info

Context Readings

Maiden's Fanciful Wish

1 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! 2 I would lead you and bring you to my mother's house, the one who taught me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the nectar of my pomegranates.



Cross References

Psalm 2:12

Give sincere homage! Otherwise he will be angry, and you will die because of your behavior, when his anger quickly ignites. How blessed are all who take shelter in him!

Psalm 45:10-11

Listen, O princess! Observe and pay attention! Forget your homeland and your family!

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.

Psalm 102:16-17

when the Lord rebuilds Zion, and reveals his splendor,

Song of Songs 1:2

The Beloved to Her Lover: Oh, how I wish you would kiss me passionately! For your lovemaking is more delightful than wine.

Isaiah 7:14

For this reason the sovereign master himself will give you a confirming sign. Look, this young woman is about to conceive and will give birth to a son. You, young woman, will name him Immanuel.

Isaiah 9:6

For a child has been born to us, a son has been given to us. He shoulders responsibility and is called: Extraordinary Strategist, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 60:14

The children of your oppressors will come bowing to you; all who treated you with disrespect will bow down at your feet. They will call you, 'The City of the Lord, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.'

Isaiah 66:11-12

For you will nurse from her satisfying breasts and be nourished; you will feed with joy from her milk-filled breasts.

Haggai 2:7

I will also shake up all the nations, and they will offer their treasures; then I will fill this temple with glory,' says the Lord who rules over all.

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you: he is legitimate and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey -- on a young donkey, the foal of a female donkey.

Malachi 3:1

"I am about to send my messenger, who will clear the way before me. Indeed, the Lord you are seeking will suddenly come to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, whom you long for, is certainly coming," says the Lord who rules over all.

Matthew 13:16-17

"But your eyes are blessed because they see, and your ears because they hear.

Mark 12:42-44

And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, worth less than a penny.

Mark 14:6-9

But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why are you bothering her? She has done a good service for me.

Luke 2:26-32

It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

Luke 2:38

At that moment, she came up to them and began to give thanks to God and to speak about the child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

Luke 7:45-48

You gave me no kiss of greeting, but from the time I entered she has not stopped kissing my feet.

Luke 9:26

For whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

Luke 10:16

"The one who listens to you listens to me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects the one who sent me."

Luke 10:23-24

Then Jesus turned to his disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see!

Luke 12:8

"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before God's angels.

Luke 18:9

Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else.

John 1:14

Now the Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We saw his glory -- the glory of the one and only, full of grace and truth, who came from the Father.

John 3:13

No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven -- the Son of Man.

John 7:46-52

The officers replied, "No one ever spoke like this man!"

John 8:42

Jesus replied, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come from God and am now here. I have not come on my own initiative, but he sent me.

John 9:25-38

He replied, "I do not know whether he is a sinner. I do know one thing -- that although I was blind, now I can see."

John 13:3

Because Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,

John 16:28

I came from the Father and entered into the world, but in turn, I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

1 Corinthians 1:28

God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something,

Galatians 4:26

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

Galatians 6:14

But may I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Philippians 3:3

For we are the circumcision, the ones who worship by the Spirit of God, exult in Christ Jesus, and do not rely on human credentials

Philippians 3:7-8

But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ.

1 Timothy 3:16

And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation: He was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

Hebrews 2:9-14

but we see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by God's grace he would experience death on behalf of everyone.

Hebrews 9:26-28

for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice.

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