New Living Translation
But my vineyard is mine to give, and Solomon need not pay a thousand pieces of silver. But I will give two hundred pieces to those who care for its vines.
King James Bible
My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
Darby Bible Translation
My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: The thousand silver-pieces be to thee, Solomon; And to the keepers of its fruit, two hundred.
World English Bible
My own vineyard is before me. The thousand are for you, Solomon; two hundred for those who tend its fruit. Lover
Young's Literal Translation
My vineyard -- my own -- is before me, The thousand is for thee, O Solomon. And the two hundred for those keeping its fruit. O dweller in gardens!
Song of Solomon 8:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:12 My vineyard - My church, which is here opposed to Solomon's vineyard. Possibly we may ascribe the first clause to Christ, and the latter to the spouse: such interlocutions being familiar in this book. Mine - This repetition is very emphatical, to shew that Christ had a more eminent title to his vineyard, the church, than Solomon had to his vineyard, because it was purchased not by his money, but by his blood. Before me - Is under my own eye and care. Thou - These words are the church's return to Christ, who is here called Solomon, as he was chap.3:9, 11, as elsewhere he is called David. Dost thou, O Christ, keep thine own vineyard, which Solomon did not? Then surely it is meet that thou shouldst receive as large a revenue from thy vineyard, as he did from his. Two hundred - Though the chief revenue is justly given to thee, yet thy ministers, who serve thee in thy vineyard, are allowed by thee to receive some encouragement for their service.
As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer's interests will be rewarded.
Song of Solomon 2:3
Like the finest apple tree in the orchard is my lover among other young men. I sit in his delightful shade and taste his delicious fruit.
Song of Solomon 8:11
Solomon has a vineyard at Baal-hamon, which he leases out to tenant farmers. Each of them pays a thousand pieces of silver for harvesting its fruit.
Song of Solomon 8:13
O my darling, lingering in the gardens, your companions are fortunate to hear your voice. Let me hear it, too!
Jump to PreviousCare Disposal Dweller Fruit Gardens Hundred Keepers Keeping Lover Shekels Silver-Pieces Solomon Tend Thereof Thousand Vine-Garden Vineyard
Jump to NextCare Disposal Dweller Fruit Gardens Hundred Keepers Keeping Lover Shekels Silver-Pieces Solomon Tend Thereof Thousand Vine-Garden Vineyard
LinksSong of Solomon 8:12 NIV
Song of Solomon 8:12 NLT
Song of Solomon 8:12 ESV
Song of Solomon 8:12 NASB
Song of Solomon 8:12 KJV
Song of Solomon 8:12 Bible Apps
Song of Solomon 8:12 Biblia Paralela
Song of Solomon 8:12 Chinese Bible
Song of Solomon 8:12 French Bible
Song of Solomon 8:12 German Bible
Song of Solomon 8:12 Commentaries