Proverbs 7:16
New International Version
I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.

New Living Translation
My bed is spread with beautiful blankets, with colored sheets of Egyptian linen.

English Standard Version
I have spread my couch with coverings, colored linens from Egyptian linen;

Berean Study Bible
I have decked my bed with coverings, with colored linen from Egypt.

King James Bible
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

New King James Version
I have spread my bed with tapestry, Colored coverings of Egyptian linen.

New American Standard Bible
“I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.

NASB 1995
“I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.

NASB 1977
“I have spread my couch with coverings, With colored linens of Egypt.

Amplified Bible
“I have spread my couch with coverings and cushions of tapestry, With colored fine linen of Egypt.

Christian Standard Bible
I’ve spread coverings on my bed — richly colored linen from Egypt.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I’ve spread coverings on my bed— richly colored linen from Egypt.

American Standard Version
I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have spread my bed on a carpet and with Egyptian bedspreads I have spread it;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have spread my bed with sheets, and I have covered it with double tapestry from Egypt.

Contemporary English Version
The sheets on my bed are bright-colored cloth from Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have woven my bed with cords, I have covered it with painted tapestry, brought from Egypt.

English Revised Version
I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

Good News Translation
I've covered my bed with sheets of colored linen from Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've made my bed, with colored sheets of Egyptian linen.

International Standard Version
I've decorated my bed with new coverings— embroidered linen from Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have decked my couch with coverlets, With striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

Literal Standard Version
I decked my bed [with] ornamental coverings, Carved works—cotton of Egypt.

NET Bible
I have spread my bed with elegant coverings, with richly colored fabric from Egypt.

New Heart English Bible
I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

World English Bible
I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
With ornamental coverings I decked my couch, Carved works -- cotton of Egypt.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Warnings about the Adulteress
15So I came out to meet you; I sought you, and I have found you. 16I have decked my bed with coverings, with colored linen from Egypt. 17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, with aloes, and with cinnamon.…

Cross References
Proverbs 7:15
So I came out to meet you; I sought you, and I have found you.

Proverbs 31:22
She makes coverings for her bed; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Isaiah 19:9
The workers in flax will be dismayed, and the weavers of fine linen will turn pale.

Ezekiel 27:7
Of embroidered fine linen from Egypt they made your sail, which served as your banner. Of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah they made your awning.


Treasury of Scripture

I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

decked

Song of Solomon 1:16
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.

Song of Solomon 3:7-10
Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel…

Revelation 2:22
Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

fine

1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Isaiah 19:9
Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.

Ezekiel 27:7
Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.









(16) Carved works.--Rather, with coloured or striped coverlets. For another notice of the extravagance of the women of Jerusalem, see Isaiah 3, and for a description of the trade of Tyre, the great supplier of foreign luxuries, see Ezek. xxvii Myrrh is said to be a natural product of Arabia, aloes and cinnamon of the east coast of Africa and Ceylon.

Verse 16. - She describes the preparation she has made for his entertainment. Coverings of tapestry; marbaddim, "cushions," "pillows." The expression occurs again in Proverbs 31:22. It is derived from דָבַד "to spread," and means cushions spread out ready for use. The Septuagint has κειρίαις; Vulgate, funibus, "cords." These versions seem to regard the word as denoting a kind of delicate sacking on which the coverlets were laid. Carved works, with fine linen of Egypt; literally, striped, or variegated, coverings, Egyptian linen. The words are in apposition, but the latter point to the material used, which is אֵטוּן, etun (ἅπαξ λεγόμενον), "linen yarn or thread," hence equivalent to "coverlets of Egyptian thread." This was of extreme fineness, costly, and much prized. By "carved works" (Hebrew, חֲטֻבות chatuboth) the Authorized Version must refer to bed poles or bed boards elaborately carved and polished; but the word is better taken of coverlets striped in different colours, which give the idea of richness and luxury. Vulgate, trapetibus pictis ex Aegypto, "embroidered rugs of Egyptian work;" Septuagint, ἀμφιτάποις τοῖς ἀπ Αἰγύπτου, "shaggy cloth of Egypt." The mention of these articles denotes the foreign commerce of the Hebrews, and their appreciation of artistic work (comp. Isaiah 19:9; Ezekiel 27:7). The Prophet Amos (Amos 6:4) denounces those that "lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I have decked
רָבַ֣דְתִּי (rā·ḇaḏ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7234: To spread over, deck

my bed
עַרְשִׂ֑י (‘ar·śî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6210: A couch, divan

with coverings,
מַ֭רְבַדִּים (mar·ḇad·dîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4765: A spread, coverlet

with colored
חֲ֝טֻב֗וֹת (ḥă·ṭu·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2405: A carving, a tapestry

linen
אֵט֥וּן (’ê·ṭūn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 330: Twisted, tapestry

from Egypt.
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa


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