Song of Solomon 3:7
New International Version
Look! It is Solomon's carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel,

New Living Translation
Look, it is Solomon’s carriage, surrounded by sixty heroic men, the best of Israel’s soldiers.

English Standard Version
Behold, it is the litter of Solomon! Around it are sixty mighty men, some of the mighty men of Israel,

Berean Study Bible
Behold, it is Solomon’s carriage, escorted by sixty of the mightiest men of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, it is the traveling couch of Solomon; Sixty mighty men around it, Of the mighty men of Israel.

New King James Version
Behold, it is Solomon’s couch, With sixty valiant men around it, Of the valiant of Israel.

King James Bible
Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
Look! Solomon's bed surrounded by sixty warriors from the mighty men of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
It is King Solomon carried on a throne, surrounded by sixty of Israel's best soldiers.

Good News Translation
Solomon is coming, carried on his throne; sixty soldiers form the bodyguard, the finest soldiers in Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is Solomon's royal litter surrounded by 60 warriors from the mighty of Israel.

International Standard Version
Look! It's Solomon's sedan chair, with 60 of the best soldiers in Israel surrounding it.

NET Bible
Look! It is Solomon's portable couch! It is surrounded by sixty warriors, some of Israel's mightiest warriors.

New Heart English Bible
Look, it is Solomon's carriage. Sixty mighty men are around it, of the mighty men of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look! Solomon's sedan chair! Sixty soldiers from the army of Israel surround it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, it is the litter of Solomon; Threescore mighty men are about it, Of the mighty men of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, it is the traveling couch of Solomon; Sixty mighty men around it, Of the mighty men of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold it is the bed of Solomon; sixty valiant men are about it of the valiant of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold the couch, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

American King James Version
Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

American Standard Version
Behold, it is the litter of Solomon; Threescore mighty men are about it, Of the mighty men of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold Solomon's bed; sixty mighty men of the mighty ones of Israel are round about it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold threescore valiant ones of the most valiant of Israel, surrounded the bed of Solomon?

Darby Bible Translation
Behold his couch, Solomon's own: Threescore mighty men are about it, Of the mighty of Israel.

English Revised Version
Behold, it is the litter of Solomon; threescore mighty men are about it, of the mighty men of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; sixty valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

World English Bible
Behold, it is Solomon's carriage! Sixty mighty men are around it, of the mighty men of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, his couch, that is Solomon's, Sixty mighty ones are around it, Of the mighty of Israel,
Study Bible
Solomon Arrives on His Wedding Day
6Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, scented with myrrh and frankincense from all the spices of the merchant? 7Behold, it is Solomon’s carriage, escorted by sixty warriors from the valiant of Israel. 8All are skilled with the sword, experienced in warfare. Each has his sword at his side prepared for the terror of the night.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, scented with myrrh and frankincense from all the spices of the merchant?

Song of Solomon 3:8
All are skilled with the sword, experienced in warfare. Each has his sword at his side prepared for the terror of night.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

his bed

Song of Solomon 3:9
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

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

threescore

1 Samuel 8:16
And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.

1 Samuel 14:52
And there was sore war against the Philistines all the days of Saul: and when Saul saw any strong man, or any valiant man, he took him unto him.

1 Samuel 28:2
And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.







Lexicon
Behold,
הִנֵּ֗ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

it is Solomon’s
שֶׁלִּשְׁלֹמֹ֔ה (šel·liš·lō·mōh)
Pr, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

carriage,
מִטָּתוֹ֙ (miṭ·ṭā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4296: A bed, for, sleeping, eating, a sofa, litter, bier

escorted
סָבִ֣יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

by sixty
שִׁשִּׁ֥ים (šiš·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8346: Sixty

warriors
גִּבֹּרִ֖ים (gib·bō·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

from the valiant
מִגִּבֹּרֵ֖י (mig·gib·bō·rê)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(7) Bed.--Heb., mitta. Probably, from context, a litter.

Verse 7. - Behold, it is the litter of Solomon; three score mighty men are about it, of the mighty men of Israel. The litter, or palanquin, is easily recognized. The word is mittah, which is literally "bed," or "litter," but in the ninth verse we have another word, appiryon, which is a more stately word. "the royal car." It is the bringing home of the bride which is described. In the forty-fifth psalm the idea seems to be that the bridegroom betook himself to the house of the parents and fetched his bride, or that she was brought to him in festal procession, and he went forth to meet her (see 1 Macc. 9:39). That was the prevailing custom, as we see in the parable of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13). In this case, however, there is a vast difference in rank between the bride and bridegroom, and she is brought to him. The long journey through the wilderness is implied in the mention of the bodyguard (cf. Isaiah 4:6; Isaiah 25:4). The intention evidently is to show how dear the bride was to Solomon. His mighty men were chosen to defend her. So the Church is surrounded with armies of guardian attendants. Her Lord is the Lord of hosts. The description reminds us of the exquisite lines in Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra,' in which he describes the lovely Egyptian in her barge "like a burnished throne," lying "in her pavilion (cloth of gold, of tissue)," with the smiling cupids on each side, while

"... from the barge,
A strange invisible perfume hits the sense
Of the adjacent wharfs."


(Acts 2, sc. 2) The word mittah, "a bed, or litter," comes from a root "to stretch out," and is also used of a bier (see 2 Samuel 3:21). The idea is that of a portable bed, or sitting cushion, hung round with curtains, after the manner of the Indian palanquin, such as is still found in the Turkish caiques or the Venetian gondolas. It was, of course, royal, belonging to Solomon, not to any nobleman or private person; hence its magnificence. The bearers are not named. The bodyguard, consisting of sixty chosen men, forming an escort, were one tenth part of the whole royal guard, as we see from 1 Samuel 27:2; 1 Samuel 30:9. Delitzsch suggests that in the mention of the number there may be a reference to the twelve tribes of Israel - 60 being a multiple of 12. The term, "mighty men," is explained in the next verse as warriors, that is, men "held fast by the sword" (אֲחֻזִיִ חֶרֶב), i.e., according to Hebrew idiom, men practised in the use of the sword; so it is explained by some; but others take it as meaning that they "handle the sword;" hence our Revised Version. 3:6-11 A wilderness is an emblem of the world; the believer comes out of it when he is delivered from the love of its sinful pleasures and pursuits, and refuses to comply with its customs and fashions, to seek happiness in communion with the Saviour. A poor soul shall come up, at last, under the conduct of the Comforter; like a cloud of incense ascending from the altar, or the smoke of the burnt-offerings. This signifies pious and devout affections, and the mounting of the soul heaven-ward. The believer is filled with the graces of God's Spirit; his devotions now are very lively. These graces and comforts are from the heavenly Canaan. He, who is the Peace of his people, the King of the heavenly Zion, has provided for the safe conveyance of his redeemed through the wilderness of this world. The bed, or palanquin, was contrived for rest and easy conveyance, but its beauty and magnificence showed the quality of its owner. The church is well guarded; more are with her than are against her: believers, when they repose in Christ, and with him, though they have their fears in the night, are yet safe. The chariot here denotes the covenant of redemption, the way of our salvation. This is that work of Christ, which makes him loved and admired in the eyes of believers. It is framed and contrived, both for the glory of Christ, and for the comfort of believers; it is well ordered in all things and sure. The blood of the covenant, that rich purple, is the cover of this chariot, by which believers are sheltered from the wind and storms of Divine wrath, and the troubles of this world; but the midst of it is that love of Christ which passes knowledge, this is for believers to repose upon. Christ, in his gospel, manifests himself. Take special notice of his crown. Applying this to Christ, it speaks the honour put upon him, and his power and dominion.
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