Song of Solomon 6:8
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English Standard Version
There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

King James Bible
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

American Standard Version
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and young maidens without number.

English Revised Version
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

Webster's Bible Translation
There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

Song of Solomon 6:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 My beloved has gone down into the garden,

   To the beds of sweet herbs,

   To feed in the gardens

   And gather lilies.

He is certainly, she means to say, there to be found where he delights most to tarry. He will have gone down - viz. from the palace (Sol 6:11; cf. 1 Kings 20:43 and Esther 7:7) - into his garden, to the fragrant beds, there to feed in his garden and gather lilies (cf. Old Germ. "to collect rsen"); he is fond of gardens and flowers. Shulamith expresses this in her shepherd-dialect, as when Jesus says of His Father (John 15:1), "He is the husbandman." Flowerbeds are the feeding place (vid., regarding לרעות under Sol 2:16) of her beloved. Solomon certainly took great delight in gardens and parks, Ecclesiastes 2:5. But this historical fact is here idealized; the natural flora which Solomon delighted in with intelligent interest presents itself as a figure of a higher Loveliness which was therein as it were typically manifest (cf. Revelation 7:17, where the "Lamb," "feeding," and "fountains of water," are applied as anagogics, i.e., heavenward-pointing types). Otherwise it is not to be comprehended why it is lilies that are named. Even if it were supposed to be implied that lilies were Solomon's favourite flowers, we must assume that his taste was determined by something more than by form and colour. The words of Shulamith give us to understand that the inclination and the favourite resort of her friend corresponded to his nature, which is altogether thoughtfulness and depth of feeling (cf. under Psalm 92:5, the reference to Dante: the beautiful women who gather flowers representing the paradisaical life); lilies, the emblems of unapproachable grandeur, purity inspiring reverence, high elevation above that which is common, bloom there wherever the lily-like one wanders, whom the lily of the valley calls her own. With the words:

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1 Kings 11:1 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

2 Chronicles 11:21 And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives...

Psalm 45:14 She shall be brought to the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought to you.

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds...

Cross References
1 Kings 11:3
He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.

Song of Solomon 1:3
your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.

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