Song of Solomon 2:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

King James Bible
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Darby Bible Translation
As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons: In his shadow have I rapture and sit down; And his fruit is sweet to my taste.

World English Bible
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Young's Literal Translation
As a citron among trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the sons, In his shade I delighted, and sat down, And his fruit is sweet to my palate.

Song of Solomon 2:3 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As the apple tree - The bride returns the compliment, and says, As the apple or citron tree is among the trees of the wood, so is the bridegroom among all other men.

I sat down under his shadow - I am become his spouse, and my union with him makes me indescribably happy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the apple tree

Songs 8:5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? I raised you up under the apple tree...

Isaiah 4:2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious...

Ezekiel 17:23,24 In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar...

John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the farmer...

my beloved

Songs 5:9,10,16 What is your beloved more than another beloved, O you fairest among women? what is your beloved more than another beloved...

Psalm 45:2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.

Psalm 89:6 For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?

John 1:14-18 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory...

John 3:29-31 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him...

Hebrews 1:1-6 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets...

Hebrews 3:1-6 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus...

Hebrews 7:23-26 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death...

Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

I sat

Judges 9:15,19,20 And the bramble said to the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not...

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Isaiah 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge...

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat...

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place...

1 John 1:3,4 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us...

his fruit

Songs 2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

Genesis 3:22-24 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand...

Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river on the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade...

Revelation 22:1,2 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb...

taste

Library
Song of Songs
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
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:16
How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.

Song of Solomon 4:13
Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard,

Song of Solomon 4:16
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.

Song of Solomon 7:13
The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:5
Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved? She Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.

Song of Solomon 8:11
Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels of silver.

Song of Solomon 8:12
But my own vineyard is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, Solomon, and two hundred are for those who tend its fruit.

Jump to Previous
Apple Apple-Tree Beloved Delight Delighted Forest Fruit Great Lover Palate Rapture Sat Shade Shadow Sit Sweet Taste Tree Trees Wood Young
Jump to Next
Apple Apple-Tree Beloved Delight Delighted Forest Fruit Great Lover Palate Rapture Sat Shade Shadow Sit Sweet Taste Tree Trees Wood Young
Links
Song of Solomon 2:3 NIV
Song of Solomon 2:3 NLT
Song of Solomon 2:3 ESV
Song of Solomon 2:3 NASB
Song of Solomon 2:3 KJV

Song of Solomon 2:3 Bible Apps
Song of Solomon 2:3 Biblia Paralela
Song of Solomon 2:3 Chinese Bible
Song of Solomon 2:3 French Bible
Song of Solomon 2:3 German Bible

Song of Solomon 2:3 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Song of Solomon 2:2
Top of Page
Top of Page