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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

King James 2000 Bible
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with colored spreads, with fine linen of Egypt.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
I have decked my bed with tapestry coverlets of variegated linen from Egypt;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen 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.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
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
Those who work with 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

Songs 1:16 Behold, you are fair, my beloved, yes, pleasant: also our bed is green.

Songs 3:7-10 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about …

Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery …

fine

1 Kings 10:28 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the …

Isaiah 19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, …

Ezekiel 27:7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which you spread …







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

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

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

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

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

from Egypt.
מִצְרָֽיִם׃ (miṣ·rā·yim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa
(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." 7:6-27 Here is an affecting example of the danger of youthful lusts. It is a history or a parable of the most instructive kind. Will any one dare to venture on temptations that lead to impurity, after Solomon has set before his eyes in so lively and plain a manner, the danger of even going near them? Then is he as the man who would dance on the edge of a lofty rock, when he has just seen another fall headlong from the same place. The misery of self-ruined sinners began in disregard to God's blessed commands. We ought daily to pray that we may be kept from running into temptation, else we invite the enemies of our souls to spread snares for us. Ever avoid the neighbourhood of vice. Beware of sins which are said to be pleasant sins. They are the more dangerous, because they most easily gain the heart, and close it against repentance. Do nothing till thou hast well considered the end of it. Were a man to live as long as Methuselah, and to spend all his days in the highest delights sin can offer, one hour of the anguish and tribulation that must follow, would far outweigh them.
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