Song of Solomon 2:1
New International Version
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

New Living Translation
I am the spring crocus blooming on the Sharon Plain, the lily of the valley. Young Man

English Standard Version
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

Berean Study Bible
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valley.

New American Standard Bible
"I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys."

King James Bible
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

Christian Standard Bible
I am a wildflower of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

Contemporary English Version
I am merely a rose from the land of Sharon, a lily from the valley.

Good News Translation
I am only a wild flower in Sharon, a lily in a mountain valley.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. M

International Standard Version
I'm a flower from Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

NET Bible
I am a meadow flower from Sharon, a lily from the valleys.

New Heart English Bible
I am a crocus of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily [growing] in the valleys.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am a rose of Sharon, A lily of the valleys.

New American Standard 1977
“I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am the lily of the field {Heb. Sharon} and the rose of the valleys.

King James 2000 Bible
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

American King James Version
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

American Standard Version
I am a rose of Sharon, A lily of the valleys.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I am a flower of the plain, a lily of the valleys.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys.

Darby Bible Translation
I am a narcissus of Sharon, A lily of the valleys.

English Revised Version
I AM a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

World English Bible
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Lover

Young's Literal Translation
As a lily among the thorns,
Study Bible
The Bride's Admiration
1I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valley. 2Like a lily among the thorns is my darling among the maidens.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 5:16
They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and its towns, and throughout the pasturelands of Sharon.

Song of Solomon 5:13
His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are like lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.

Song of Solomon 6:2
My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to pasture his flock in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Isaiah 33:9
The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is ashamed and decayed. Sharon is like a desert; Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

Isaiah 35:1
The wilderness and the land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose.

Isaiah 35:2
It will bloom abundantly and even rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon will be given it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.

Hosea 14:5
I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like the lily and take root like the cedars of Lebanon.

Treasury of Scripture

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.


Psalm 85:11
Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

Isaiah 35:1,2
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose…

lily .

Song of Solomon 6:3
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

אֲנִי֙ (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am a rose
חֲבַצֶּ֣לֶת (ḥă·ḇaṣ·ṣe·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2261: Meadow saffron or crocus

of Sharon,
הַשָּׁר֔וֹן (haš·šā·rō·wn)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8289: Sharon -- a plain on the Mediterranean Sea, perhaps also a region East of the Jordan

a lily
שֽׁוֹשַׁנַּ֖ת (šō·wō·šan·naṯ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7799: A lily, as a, flower of architectural ornament, a, trumpet

of the valley.
הָעֲמָקִֽים׃ (hā·‘ă·mā·qîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6010: A vale

(1) The rose.--Heb., chabatseleth. The identification of this flower is a much vexed question. From its derivation, it should be a bulbous plant (batsal--a bulb), and it happens that the flower which for other reasons best satisfies the requirements is of this kind, viz., the Sweet-scented Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta). "Others have suggested the crocus, of which there are many species very common, but they are deficient in perfume, and there is no bulb more fragrant than the narcissus; it is, besides, one of which the Orientals arc passionately fond. While it is in flower it is to be seen in all the bazaars, and the men as well as the women always carry two or three blossoms, at which they are continually smelling" (Tristram, Nat. Hist. of Bible, p. 477). Dr. Thomson prefers the mallow, from the fact that the Arabs call it khubbazey. In Isaiah 35:1, the only other place where chabatseleth occurs, the LXX., Vulg., and Chaldee render "lily," and many eminent moderns "autumn crocus." Here the LXX. and the Vulg. have flower.

Of Sharon.--Better, of the plain, as in the LXX. Here (as invariably except 1Chronicles 5:16) the Hebrew has the article before sharon, but without definite local allusion to the district north of Philistia. The verse is by many taken as a snatch of a song into which the heroine breaks in answer to the eulogies on her beauty. It is certainly spoken with modest and lowly intention: "I am a mere flower of the plain, a lily of the valley;" by no means like Tennyson's "Queen lily and rose in one."

Lily.--So the LXX. and Vulg.; Heb., shoshanath (fem. of shoshan, or sh-shan; comp. name Susan), a word occurring seven times in the poem, three times in 1 Kings 7, and in the headings to Psalms 45, 60, 69, 80. The Arabs have the word, and apply it to any brilliantly coloured flower, as the tulip, anemone, ranunculus. Although many plants of the lily tribe flourish in Palestine, none of them give a predominant character to the flora. There are, however, many other plants which would in popular language be called lilies. Of these, the Irises may claim the first mention; and Dr. Thomson (Land and Book, p. 256) unhesitatingly fixes on one, which he calls Huleh Lily, or the Lily of the Gospel and of the Song of Songs. "Our flower," he says, "delights most in the valleys, but it is also found in the mountains. It grows among thorns, and I have sadly lacerated my hands while extricating it from them. . . . Gazelles still delight to feed among them, and you can scarcely ride through the woods north of Tabor, where these lilies abound, without frightening them from their flowery pasture." Tristram, however, prefers the Anemone (A. coronaria), "the most gorgeously painted, the most conspicuous in spring, and the most universally spread of all the treasures of the Holy Land" (Nat. Hist. of Bible, p. 464).

2:1-7 Believers are beautiful, as clothed in the righteousness of Christ; and fragrant, as adorned with the graces of his Spirit; and they thrive under the refreshing beams of the Sun of righteousness. The lily is a very noble plant in the East; it grows to a considerable height, but has a weak stem. The church is weak in herself, yet is strong in Him that supports her. The wicked, the daughters of this world, who have no love to Christ, are as thorns, worthless and useless, noxious and hurtful. Corruptions are thorns in the flesh; but the lily now among thorns, shall be transplanted into that paradise where there is no brier or thorn. The world is a barren tree to the soul; but Christ is a fruitful one. And when poor souls are parched with convictions of sin, with the terrors of the law, or the troubles of this world, weary and heavy laden, they may find rest in Christ. It is not enough to pass by this shadow, but we must sit down under it. Believers have tasted that the Lord Jesus is gracious; his fruits are all the precious privileges of the new covenant, purchased by his blood, and communicated by his Spirit; promises are sweet to a believer, and precepts also. Pardons are sweet, and peace of conscience sweet. If our mouths are out of taste for the pleasures of sin, Divine consolations will be sweet to us. Christ brings the soul to seek and to find comforts through his ordinances, which are as a banqueting-house where his saints feast with him. The love of Christ, manifested by his death, and by his word, is the banner he displays, and believers resort to it. How much better is it with the soul when sick from love to Christ, than when surfeited with the love of this world! And though Christ seemed to have withdrawn, yet he was even then a very present help. All his saints are in his hand, which tenderly holds their aching heads. Finding Christ thus nigh to her, the soul is in great care that her communion with him is not interrupted. We easily grieve the Spirit by wrong tempers. Let those who have comfort, fear sinning it away.
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