Song of Solomon 8:8
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New International Version
We have a little sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?

King James Bible
We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

Darby Bible Translation
We have a little sister, And she hath no breasts: What shall we do for our sister In the day when she shall be spoken for? --

World English Bible
We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is to be spoken for?

Young's Literal Translation
We have a little sister, and breasts she hath not, What do we do for our sister, In the day that it is told of her?

Song of Solomon 8:8 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We have a little sister - This young girl belonged most probably to the bride.

She hath no breasts - She is not yet marriageable.

What shall we do for our sister - How shall we secure her comfort and welfare?

In the day when she shall be spoken for? - When any person shall demand her in marriage.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a little

Ezekiel 16:46,55,56,61 And your elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that dwell at your left hand: and your younger sister...

Ezekiel 23:33 You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria.

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold...

Acts 15:14-17 Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name...

Romans 15:9-12 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to you among the Gentiles...

she hath

Songs 8:10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favor.

Songs 4:5 Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Songs 7:3 Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

Psalm 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.

Psalm 72:17-19 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him...

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Isaiah 60:1-5,10,11 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you...

Acts 11:1-18 And the apostles and brothers that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God...

Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia...

Acts 22:21 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles.

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering you from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom now I send you...

Romans 10:12-15 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich to all that call on him...

Ephesians 2:13-15,19-22 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ...

in the day

Luke 19:44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone on another...

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

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
Ezekiel 16:7
I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked.

Song of Solomon 8:9
If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar.

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