Song of Solomon 1:17
New International Version
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

New Living Translation
fragrant cedar branches are the beams of our house, and pleasant smelling firs are the rafters.

English Standard Version
the beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine.

Berean Study Bible
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are fragrant firs.

New American Standard Bible
"The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.

King James Bible
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

Christian Standard Bible
the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses.

Contemporary English Version
in the shade of cedar and cypress trees.

Good News Translation
the cedars will be the beams of our house, and the cypress trees the ceiling.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses.

International Standard Version
The beams of our house are cedar, our rafters are pine.

NET Bible
the cedars are the beams of our bedroom chamber; the pines are the rafters of our bedroom.

New Heart English Bible
The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The cedars will be the walls of our house. The cypress trees will be our rafters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The beams of our houses are cedars, And our panels are cypresses.

New American Standard 1977
“The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

King James 2000 Bible
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

American King James Version
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

American Standard Version
The beams of our house are cedars, And our rafters are firs.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The beams of our house are cedars, our ceilings are of cypress.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress trees.

Darby Bible Translation
The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses.

English Revised Version
The beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are firs.

Webster's Bible Translation
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

World English Bible
The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved

Young's Literal Translation
The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are firs, I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!
Study Bible
The Bride Confesses Her Love
16How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how delightful! The soft grass is our bed. 17The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are fragrant firs.
Cross References
1 Kings 6:9
So Solomon built the temple and finished it, roofing it with beams and planks of cedar.

1 Kings 6:10
He built chambers all along the temple, each five cubits high and attached to the temple with beams of cedar.

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm tree and chain designs.

Jeremiah 22:14
who says, 'I will build myself a great palace, with spacious upper rooms.' So he cuts windows in it, panels it with cedar, and paints it with vermilion.

Treasury of Scripture

The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

beams

Song of Solomon 8:9
If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

2 Chronicles 2:8,9
Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants, …

Psalm 92:12
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

rafters

Song of Solomon 7:5
Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

Ezekiel 41:16
The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

Ezekiel 42:3
Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.







Lexicon
The beams
קֹר֤וֹת (qō·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6982: A rafter, a roof

of our house
בָּתֵּ֙ינוּ֙ (bāt·tê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

are cedars;
אֲרָזִ֔ים (’ă·rā·zîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

our rafters
רַהִיטֵ֖נוּ (ra·hî·ṭê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7351: Perhaps rafters, boards

[are] fragrant firs.
בְּרוֹתִֽים׃ (bə·rō·w·ṯîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1266: Cypress or fir
(17) Rafters.--Marg., galleries (comp. Song of Solomon 7:5); LXX., ?????????; Vulg., laquearia; Heb., rahit, from rahat = run, flow: hence (1) a gutter, from the water running down (Gen. 3:38); (2) a curl, from its flowing down the neck (Song of Solomon 7:5--Hebrews 6); (3) here rafters, or roof beams, from their spreading overhead. "Our couch was the green grass, the arches of our bower the cedar branches, and its rafters the firs." Others read rachitim, 1Kings 4:33.

Fir.--Heb., beroth (Aramaic form of berosh), a tree often mentioned in connection with cedar as an emblem of majesty, &c. (Ezekiel 31:8; Isaiah 37:24; Isaiah 60:13). "The plain here has evidently been buried deep under sand long ages ago, precisely as at Beir�t, and here are the usual pine forests growing upon it (Beir�t is by some derived from ber�th). These are the finest specimens we have seen in Palestine, though every sandy ridge of Lebanon and Hermon is clothed with them. In my opinion it is the Heb. berosh, concerning which there is so much confusion in the various translations of the Bible . . . the generic name for the pine, of which there are several varieties in Lebanon. Cypress is rarely found there, but pine everywhere, and it is the tree used for beams and rafters (Thomson, The Land and Book, p. 511). The Pinus maritima and the Aleppo pine are the most common, the latter being often mistaken for the Scotch fir. (See Tristram, Nat. Hist. of Bible, p. 353, &c.)

1:9-17 The Bridegroom gives high praises of his spouse. In the sight of Christ believers are the excellent of the earth, fitted to be instruments for promoting his glory. The spiritual gifts and graces which Christ bestows on every true believer, are described by the ornaments then in use, ver. 10,11. The graces of the saints are many, but there is dependence upon each other. He who is the Author, will be the Finisher of the good work. The grace received from Christ's fulness, springs forth into lively exercises of faith, affection, and gratitude. Yet Christ, not his gifts, is most precious to them. The word translated camphire, signifies atonement or propitiation. Christ is dear to all believers, because he is the propitiation for their sins. No pretender must have his place in the soul. They resolved to lodge him in their hearts all the night; during the continuance of the troubles of life. Christ takes delight in the good work which his grace has wrought on the souls of believers. This should engage all who are made holy, to be very thankful for that grace which has made those fair, who by nature were deformed. The spouse (the believer) has a humble, modest eye, discovering simplicity and godly sincerity; eyes enlightened and guided by the Holy Spirit, that blessed Dove. The church expresses her value for Christ. Thou art the great Original, but I am but a faint and imperfect copy. Many are fair to look at, yet their temper renders them unpleasant: but Christ is fair, yet pleasant. The believer, ver. 16, speaks with praise of those holy ordinances in which true believers have fellowship with Christ. Whether the believer is in the courts of the Lord, or in retirement; whether following his daily labours, or confined on the bed of sickness, or even in a dungeon, a sense of the Divine presence will turn the place into a paradise. Thus the soul, daily having fellowship with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, enjoys a lively hope of an incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading inheritance above.
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