Song of Solomon 8:9



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"If she is a wall, We will build on her a battlement of silver; But if she is a door, We will barricade her with planks of cedar."

King James Version

If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

International Standard Version

If she's a wall, on her we will build a battlement of silver. If she's a door, we will enclose her with planks of cedar.

A Conservative Version

If she is a wall, we will build upon her a turret of silver. And if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

American Standard Version

If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret of silver: And if she be a door, We will inclose her with boards of cedar.

Amplified

If she is a wall [discreet and womanly], we will build upon her a turret [a dowry] of silver; but if she is a door [bold and flirtatious], we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

Bible in Basic English

If she is a wall, we will make on her a strong base of silver; and if she is a door, we will let her be shut up with cedar-wood.

Darby Translation

If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret of silver; And if she be a door, We will enclose her with boards of cedar.

Holman Bible

If she is a wall, we will build a silver parapet on it. If she is a door, we will enclose it with cedar planks.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If she is a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver; and if she is a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

Julia Smith Translation

If she be a wall, we will build upon her a fortress of silver: and if she is a door we will bind upon her a tablet of cedar.

King James 2000

If she is a wall, we will build upon her towers of silver: and if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

Lexham Expanded Bible

If she [is] a wall, {we will adorn her with a turret of silver}; but if she [is] a door, we will barricade her with boards of cedar.

Modern King James verseion

If she is a wall, we will build on her a palace of silver; and if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If she be a wall, we shall build a silver bulwark thereupon: if she be an open door, we shall fasten her with boards of Cedar tree.

NET Bible

If she is a wall, we will build on her a battlement of silver; but if she is a door, we will barricade her with boards of cedar.

New Heart English Bible

If she is a wall, we will build on her a turret of silver. If she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

New simplified Bible

If she were a wall, we would build upon her a palace of silver. If she were a door, we would enclose her with boards of cedar.

The Emphasized Bible

If, a wall, she is, we will build upon it a battlement of silver, - but if, a door, she is, we will close it up with a plank of cedar.

Webster

If she is a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she is a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

World English Bible

If she is a wall, we will build on her a turret of silver. if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. Beloved

Youngs Literal Translation

If she is a wall, we build by her a palace of silver. And if she is a door, We fashion by her board-work of cedar.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
If she be a wall
חומה 
Chowmah 
Usage: 133

we will build
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

טירה 
Tiyrah 
Usage: 7

of silver
כּסף 
Keceph 
Usage: 403

and if she be a door
דּלת 
Deleth 
Usage: 88

we will inclose
צוּר 
Tsuwr 
Usage: 38

her with boards
לח לוּח 
Luwach 
Usage: 43

Context Readings

Maiden's Virtuous Chastity And Voluptuous Beauty

8 "We have a little sister, And she has no breasts; What shall we do for our sister On the day when she is spoken for? 9 "If she is a wall, We will build on her a battlement of silver; But if she is a door, We will barricade her with planks of cedar." 10 "I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.


Cross References

1 Kings 6:15

Then he built the walls of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the ceiling he overlaid the walls on the inside with wood, and he overlaid the floor of the house with boards of cypress.

Song of Songs 2:9

"My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag Behold, he is standing behind our wall, He is looking through the windows, He is peering through the lattice.

Isaiah 58:12

"Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; You will raise up the age-old foundations; And you will be called the repairer of the breach, The restorer of the streets in which to dwell.

Isaiah 60:17

"Instead of bronze I will bring gold, And instead of iron I will bring silver, And instead of wood, bronze, And instead of stones, iron. And I will make peace your administrators And righteousness your overseers.

Isaiah 61:4

Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins, They will raise up the former devastations; And they will repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.

Zechariah 6:12-15

"Then say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD.

Matthew 16:18

"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Acts 14:27

When they had arrived and gathered the church together, they began to report all things that God had done with them and how He had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

Acts 15:16

'AFTER THESE THINGS I will return, AND I WILL REBUILD THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID WHICH HAS FALLEN, AND I WILL REBUILD ITS RUINS, AND I WILL RESTORE IT,

1 Corinthians 3:10-12

According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.

Ephesians 2:20-22

having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone,

Revelation 21:12-19

It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.



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