Song of Solomon 5:15
New International Version
His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars.

New Living Translation
His legs are like marble pillars set in sockets of finest gold. His posture is stately, like the noble cedars of Lebanon.

English Standard Version
His legs are alabaster columns, set on bases of gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as the cedars.

Berean Study Bible
His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, as majestic as the cedars.

King James Bible
His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

New King James Version
His legs are pillars of marble Set on bases of fine gold. His countenance is like Lebanon, Excellent as the cedars.

New American Standard Bible
“His thighs are pillars of alabaster Set on pedestals of pure gold; His appearance is like Lebanon, Choice as the cedars.

NASB 1995
“His legs are pillars of alabaster Set on pedestals of pure gold; His appearance is like Lebanon Choice as the cedars.

NASB 1977
“His legs are pillars of alabaster Set on pedestals of pure gold; His appearance is like Lebanon, Choice as the cedars.

Amplified Bible
“His legs are [strong and steady] pillars of alabaster Set upon pedestals of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, Stately and choice as the cedars.

Christian Standard Bible
His legs are alabaster pillars set on pedestals of pure gold. His presence is like Lebanon, as majestic as the cedars.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His legs are alabaster pillars set on pedestals of pure gold. His presence is like Lebanon, as majestic as the cedars.

American Standard Version
His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: His aspect is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His legs are pillars of marble which were set in order on sockets of gold; his chest is like Lebanon and choice as cedars

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His legs are marble pillars set on golden sockets: his form is as Libanus, choice as the cedars.

Contemporary English Version
His legs are columns of marble on feet of gold. He stands there majestic like Mount Lebanon and its choice cedar trees.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His legs as pillars of marble, that are set upon bases of gold. His form as of Libanus, excellent as the cedars.

English Revised Version
His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his aspect is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Good News Translation
His thighs are columns of alabaster set in sockets of gold. He is majestic, like the Lebanon Mountains with their towering cedars.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His legs are columns of marble set on bases of pure gold. His form is like Lebanon, choice as the cedars.

International Standard Version
His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice like its cedars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His legs are as pillars of marble, Set upon sockets of fine gold; His aspect is like Lebanon, Excellent as the cedars.

Literal Standard Version
His limbs pillars of marble, Founded on sockets of fine gold, His appearance as Lebanon, choice as the cedars.

NET Bible
His legs are like pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars.

New Heart English Bible
His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

World English Bible
His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Young's Literal Translation
His limbs pillars of marble, Founded on sockets of fine gold, His appearance as Lebanon, choice as the cedars.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride and Her Beloved
14His arms are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is an ivory panel bedecked with sapphires. 15His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, as majestic as the cedars. 16His mouth is most sweet; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.…

Cross References
1 Kings 4:33
He spoke of trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing in the wall, and he taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Psalm 80:10
The mountains were covered by its shade, and the mighty cedars with its branches.

Song of Solomon 7:4
Your neck is like a tower made of ivory; your eyes are like the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath-rabbim; your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, facing toward Damascus.

Ezekiel 17:23
I will plant it on the mountain heights of Israel so that it will bear branches; it will yield fruit and become a majestic cedar. Birds of every kind will nest under it, taking shelter in the shade of its branches.

Ezekiel 31:8
The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it; the cypresses could not compare with its branches, nor the plane trees match its boughs. No tree in the garden of God could compare with its beauty.


Treasury of Scripture

His legs are as pillars of marble, set on sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

legs

Revelation 1:15
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

sockets

Exodus 26:19
And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.

his countenance

Song of Solomon 2:14
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Judges 13:6
Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible: but I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name:

Matthew 17:2
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

as lebanon

Song of Solomon 4:11
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

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

Hosea 14:7
They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.









(15) Marble.--Heb. shesh. Here and in Esther 1:6.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His legs
שׁוֹקָיו֙ (šō·w·qāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7785: The, leg

[are] pillars
עַמּ֣וּדֵי (‘am·mū·ḏê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

of marble
שֵׁ֔שׁ (šêš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8336: Bleached stuff, white linen, marble

set
מְיֻסָּדִ֖ים (mə·yus·sā·ḏîm)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3245: To set, to found, to sit down together, settle, consult

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

bases
אַדְנֵי־ (’aḏ·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 134: A base, pedestal

of pure gold.
פָ֑ז (p̄āz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6337: Refined, pure gold

His appearance
מַרְאֵ֙הוּ֙ (mar·’ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

is like Lebanon,
כַּלְּבָנ֔וֹן (kal·lə·ḇā·nō·wn)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3844: Lebanon -- a wooded mountain range on the northern border of Israel

as majestic
בָּח֖וּר (bā·ḥūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

as the cedars.
כָּאֲרָזִֽים׃ (kā·’ă·rā·zîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 730: A cedar tree


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