Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Topics

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

Verse Info

Context Readings

Maiden's Virtuous Chastity And Voluptuous Beauty

8 [Gathered with her family and the wedding guests in her mother's cottage, the bride said to her stepbrothers, When I was a little girl, you said] 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 in marriage? 9 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. 10 [Well] I am a wall [with battlements], and my breasts are like the towers of it. Then was I in [the king's] eyes as one [to be respected and to be allowed] to find peace.


Cross References

1 Kings 6:15

He built the walls of the house (the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies) within with boards of cedar, from the floor of the house to the rafters of the ceiling. He covered the inside with wood, and the floor of the house with boards of cypress.

Song of Songs 2:9

My beloved is like a gazelle or a young hart. Behold, he stands behind the wall of our house, he looks in through the windows, he glances through the lattice.

Isaiah 58:12

And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of [buildings that have laid waste for] many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

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. [Instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters.

Isaiah 61:4

And they shall rebuild the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former desolations and renew the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.

Zechariah 6:12-15

And say to him, Thus says the Lord of hosts: [You, Joshua] behold (look at, keep in sight, watch) the Man [the Messiah] whose name is the Branch, for He shall grow up in His place and He shall build the [true] temple of the Lord.

Matthew 16:18

And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros -- "a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra -- "a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].

Acts 14:27

Arriving there, they gathered the church together and declared all that God had accomplished with them and how He had opened to the Gentiles a door of faith [in Jesus as the Messiah, through Whom we obtain salvation in the kingdom of God].

Acts 15:16

After this I will come back, and will rebuild the house of David, which has fallen; I will rebuild its [very] ruins, and I will set it up again,

1 Corinthians 3:10-12

According to the grace (the special endowment for my task) of God bestowed on me, like a skillful architect and master builder I laid [the] foundation, and now another [man] is building upon it. But let each [man] be careful how he builds upon it,

Ephesians 2:20-22

You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone.

Revelation 21:12-19

It had a massive and high wall with twelve [large] gates, and at the gates [there were stationed] twelve angels, and [on the gates] the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were written:

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