Song of Solomon 3:9
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New American Standard Bible
"King Solomon has made for himself a sedan chair From the timber of Lebanon.

King James Bible
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

Darby Bible Translation
King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.

World English Bible
King Solomon made himself a carriage of the wood of Lebanon.

Young's Literal Translation
A palanquin king Solomon made for himself, Of the wood of Lebanon,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

A stately bed hath king Solomon made for himself of woods (or trees) of the Lebanon. The word rendered "bed" occurs nowhere else in Scripture, and is of doubtful etymology and meaning. It may denote here

(1) the bride's car or litter; or

(2) a more magnificent vehicle provided for her reception on her entrance into the city, and in which perhaps the king goes forth to meet her.

It has been made under Solomon's own directions of the costliest woods (ceda and pine) of the Lebanon; it is furnished with "pillars of silver" supporting a "baldachin" or "canopy of gold" (not "bottom" as in the King James Version), and with "a seat (not 'covering') of purple cushions," while "its interior is paved with (mosaic work, or tapestry of) love from (not 'for') the daughters of Jerusalem;" the meaning being that this part of the adornment is a gift of love, whereby the female chorus have testified their goodwill to the bride, and their desire to gratify the king.

Song of Solomon 3:9 Parallel Commentaries

He is Lovely in his Relations.
First, He is a lovely Redeemer, Isa. 61:1. He came to open the prison-doors to them that are bound. Needs must this Redeemer be a lovely one, if we consider the depth of misery from which he redeemed us, even "from the wrath to come," 1 Thess. 1:10. Consider the numbers redeemed, and the means of their redemption. Rev. 5:9, "And they sang a new song, saying, 'You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood, out of every
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

Cross References
Song of Solomon 3:8
"All of them are wielders of the sword, Expert in war; Each man has his sword at his side, Guarding against the terrors of the night.

Song of Solomon 3:10
"He made its posts of silver, Its back of gold And its seat of purple fabric, With its interior lovingly fitted out By the daughters of Jerusalem.

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