Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love was strong as death; jealousy hard as hades: its flames, flames of fire, flames of Jehovah.

New American Standard Bible

“Put me like a seal over your heart,
Like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy is as severe as Sheol;
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
The very flame of the Lord.

King James Version

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Holman Bible

Set me as a seal on your heart,
as a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death;
ardent love is as unrelenting as Sheol.
Love’s flames are fiery flames
the fiercest of all.

International Standard Version

Set me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, passion as intense as Sheol. The flames of love are flames of fire, a blaze that comes from the LORD.

A Conservative Version

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm. For love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as Sheol. The flashes of it are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame.

American Standard Version

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as Sheol; The flashes thereof are flashes of fire, A very flame of Jehovah.

Amplified

(The Shulammite Bride)“Under the apple tree I awakened you [to my love];
There your mother was in labor with you,
There she was in labor and gave you birth.

“Put me like a seal on your heart,
Like a seal on your arm;
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy is as severe and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead).
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
[A most vehement flame] the very flame of the Lord!

Bible in Basic English

Put me as a sign on your heart, as a sign on your arm; love is strong as death, and wrath bitter as the underworld: its coals are coals of fire; violent are its flames.

Darby Translation

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as Sheol: The flashes thereof are flashes of fire, Flames of Jah.

King James 2000

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm: for love is as strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love [is] strong as death; passion [is] fierce as Sheol; its flashes [are] flashes of fire; [it is] a blazing flame.

Modern King James verseion

Set me as a seal on Your heart, as a seal on Your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is cruel as the grave; its flames are flames of fire, a flame of Jehovah.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O set me as a seal upon thine heart, and as a seal upon thine arm: for love is mighty as the death, and jealousy as the hell. Her coals are of fire, and a very flame of the LORD:

NET Bible

The Beloved to Her Lover: Set me like a cylinder seal over your heart, like a signet on your arm. For love is as strong as death, passion is as unrelenting as Sheol. Its flames burst forth, it is a blazing flame.

New Heart English Bible

Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a very flame of the LORD.

The Emphasized Bible

SHESet me as a seal, upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm, For, mighty as death, is love, Exacting as hades, is jealousy, - The flames thereof, are flames of fire, The flash of Yah!

Webster

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals of it are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

World English Bible

Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a very flame of Yahweh.

Youngs Literal Translation

Set me as a seal on thy heart, as a seal on thine arm, For strong as death is love, Sharp as Sheol is jealousy, Its burnings are burnings of fire, a flame of Jah!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Set
שׂים שׂוּם 
Suwm 
Usage: 580

me as a seal
חתם חותם 
Chowtham 
Usage: 14

as a seal
חתם חותם 
Chowtham 
Usage: 14

זרעה זרועה זרע זרוע 
Z@rowa` 
Usage: 91

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

is strong
עז 
`az 
Usage: 22

as death
מות 
Maveth 
Usage: 156

קנאה 
Qin'ah 
Usage: 43

is cruel
קשׁה 
Qasheh 
Usage: 36

as the grave
שׁאל שׁאול 
Sh@'owl 
Usage: 65

the coals
רשׁף 
Resheph 
Usage: 7

רשׁף 
Resheph 
Usage: 7

of fire
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

Context Readings

The Nature Of Genuine Romantic Love

5 Who this coming up from the desert, leaning herself upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I aroused thee: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she bearing thee, brought forth . 6 Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love was strong as death; jealousy hard as hades: its flames, flames of fire, flames of Jehovah. 7 Many waters shall not be able to quench love, and rivers shall not overwhelm it: if a man shall give all the riches of his house for love, despising, they shall be despised for him.


Cross References

Isaiah 49:16

Behold, upon the palms I engraved thee; thy walls before me continually.

Jeremiah 22:24

I live says Jehovah, for if Coniah son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, shall be the seal upon my right hand, I will pluck thee off from thence.

Haggai 2:23

In that day, says Jehovah of armies, I will take thee, O Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, my servant, says Jehovah, and I set thee as a seal; for I chose in thee, says Jehovah of armies.

Numbers 5:14

And the spirit of jealousy passed upon him, and he was jealous of his wife, and she was defiled: or the spirit of jealousy passed upon him, and he was jealous of his wife, and she was not defiled:

Proverbs 6:34

For jealousy is the wrath of man, and he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

Exodus 28:9-12

And take two stones of onyx, and engrave upon them the names of the sons of Israel.

Exodus 28:21

And the stones shall be over the names of the sons of Israel, twelve, according to their names, the engravings of a signet; each according to his name shall be the twelve tribea

Exodus 28:29-30

And Aaron lifted up the names of the sons of Israel upon the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, in his going in to the holy place, for a remembrance before Jehovah continually.

Numbers 25:11

Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, turned back my wrath from the sons of Israel, in his being jealous with my jealousy in the midst of you, and I consumed not the sons of Israel, in my jealousy.

Deuteronomy 32:21

They made me jealous with not God; They irritated me with their vanities: And I will make them jealous with not a people; With a foolish nation will I irritate them.

Psalm 42:1-2

To the overseer instructing for the sons of Borah. As the stag will long for the channels of waters, thus will my soul long for thee, O God.

Psalm 63:1

Chanting to David in his being in the desert of Judah. O God thou art my God; I will seek thee: my soul thirsted for thee, my flesh longed for thee in a land of dryness, and thirsty without water.

Psalm 84:2

My soul longed after, and also failed for the enclosures of Jehovah: my heart and my flesh will rejoice for the living God.

Psalm 120:4

Arrows of the strong one sharpened with burning coals of broom.

Proverbs 25:22

For thou tookest up coals of fire upon his head, and Jehovah will recompense to thee.

Song of Songs 5:8

I adjured you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye shall find my beloved, what ye shall announce to him: I am pierced by love.

Zechariah 3:9

For behold the stone which I gave before Joshua; upon one stone seven eyes: behold me engraving its engraving, says Jehovah of armies, and I removed the iniquity of that land in one day.

John 21:15-19

Then, when they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yes, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Acts 20:24

But the word of none do I make mine own, neither have I my soul highly prized to myself, in order to finish my course with joy, and the service which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the good news of the grace of God.

Acts 21:13

And Paul answered, What do ye weeping and breaking my heart? for I not only to be bound, but to die at Jerusalem, have prepared for the name of the Lord Jesus.

Romans 12:20

If therefore thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for doing this, thou shalt heap up-coals of fire on his head.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of Christ holds us together; having judged this, that if one died for all, then all dead:

2 Corinthians 11:2

For I am zealous of you with the zeal of God: for I fitted you to one husband, to present a pure virgin to Christ.

Philippians 1:20-23

According to my anxious expectation, and hope, that in nothing shall I be ashamed, but in all freedom of speech, as always, and now shall Christ be Magnified in my body, whether by life, whether by death.

2 Timothy 2:19

Truly the firm foundation of God has stood, having this seal, The Lord knows them being his. And, Let every one naming the name of Christ remove from iniquity.

Revelation 12:11

And they conquered him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their souls till death.

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