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The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.
King James Bible
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
Darby Bible Translation
The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses.
World English Bible
The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved
Young's Literal Translation
The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are firs, I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The beams of our house are cedar - Perhaps it was under a cedar tree whose vast limbs were interwoven with the ברות beroth, a tree of the cypress kind, where they now sat. And this natural bower recommended itself to the poet's attention by its strength, loftiness, and its affording them a shady cover and cool retreat. How natural to break out into the praise of a bower, by whose branches and foliage we are shielded from the intense heat of the sun! Even the shelter of a great rock to a weary land is celebrated by the pen of the first of prophets and greatest of poets, Isaiah 32:2.
With this chapter the first day of the marriage ceremonies is supposed to end.
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The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from …
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1 Kings 6:9
So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.
1 Kings 6:10
And he built the side rooms all along the temple. The height of each was five cubits, and they were attached to the temple by beams of cedar.
2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main hall with juniper and covered it with fine gold and decorated it with palm tree and chain designs.
He says, 'I will build myself a great palace with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar and decorates it in red.
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