Proverbs 7:17
New International Version
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

New Living Translation
I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

English Standard Version
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Berean Study Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, with aloes, and with cinnamon.

New American Standard Bible
"I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

King James Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Christian Standard Bible
I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Contemporary English Version
And I have covered it with perfume made of myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Good News Translation
I've perfumed it with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

International Standard Version
I've perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

NET Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

New Heart English Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“I have sprinkled myrrh on my bed and saffron crocus and cinnamon.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I've sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

New American Standard 1977
“I have sprinkled my bed With myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

King James 2000 Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

American King James Version
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

American Standard Version
I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have sprinkled my couch with saffron, and my house with cinnamon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Darby Bible Translation
I have perfumed my couch with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

English Revised Version
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

World English Bible
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

Young's Literal Translation
I sprinkled my bed -- myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Study Bible
Warnings about the Adulteress
16I have decked my bed with coverings, with colored linen from Egypt. 17I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, with aloes, and with cinnamon. 18Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning. Let us delight in loving caresses!…
Cross References
John 19:39
Nicodemus, who had previously come to Jesus at night, also brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.

Exodus 30:23
"Take the finest spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane,

Psalm 45:8
All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces of ivory the harps make you glad.

Proverbs 7:18
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning. Let us delight in loving caresses!

Treasury of Scripture

I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

perfumed

Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

Isaiah 57:7-9
Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice…

with

Psalm 45:8
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

Song of Solomon 4:13,14
Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, …







Lexicon
I have perfumed
נַ֥פְתִּי (nap̄·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5130: To move to and fro, wave, sprinkle

my bed
מִשְׁכָּבִ֑י (miš·kā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4904: Place of lying, a couch, act of lying

with myrrh,
מֹ֥ר (mōr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4753: Myrrh

with aloes,
אֲ֝הָלִ֗ים (’ă·hā·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 174: The aloe (a tree)

and with cinnamon.
וְקִנָּמֽוֹן׃ (wə·qin·nā·mō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7076: Cinnamon bark
Verse 17. - I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. The substances mentioned were dissolved in or mixed with water, and then sprinkled on the couch. The love of such things is reckoned as a sign of luxury and vice (Isaiah 3:20, etc.). The three perfumes are mentioned together in Song of Solomon 4:14; "myrrh, aloes, and cassia," in Psalm 45:8. Septuagint, "I have sprinkled my couch with saffron, and my house with cinnamon." Myrrh is nowadays imported chiefly from Bombay, but it seems to be found in Arabia and on the coasts of the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. It is a gummy substance exuding from the bark of the balsamodendron when wounded, and possessing an aromatic odour not particularly agreeable to modern tastes. It was one of the ingredients of the holy oil (Exodus 30:28), and was used in the purification of women (Esther 2:12), as well as in perfuming persons and things, and, mixed with aloes, in embalming dead bodies (John 19:39). Aloes is the inspissated juice of the leaves of the aloe, a leguminous plant growing in India, Cochin China, Abyssinia, and Socotra. The ancients used the dried root for aromatic purposes. It is mentioned by Balaam (Numbers 24:6). Cinnamon, which is the same word in Hebrew and Greek, is the fragrant bark of a tree growing in Ceylon and India and the east coast of Africa. 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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