Song of Solomon 6:8
New International Version
Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number;

New Living Translation
Even among sixty queens and eighty concubines and countless young women,

English Standard Version
There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

Berean Study Bible
There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and maidens without number,

New American Standard Bible
"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And maidens without number;

New King James Version
There are sixty queens And eighty concubines, And virgins without number.

King James Bible
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

Christian Standard Bible
There are sixty queens and eighty concubines and young women without number.

Contemporary English Version
What if I could have sixty queens, eighty wives, and thousands of others!

Good News Translation
Let the king have sixty queens, eighty concubines, young women without number!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There are 60 queens and 80 concubines and young women without number.

International Standard Version
There are sixty queens and eighty mistresses, and too many young women to count,

NET Bible
There may be sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and young women without number.

New Heart English Bible
There are sixty queens, eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There are 60 queens, 80 concubines, and countless virgins,

JPS Tanakh 1917
There are threescore queens, And fourscore concubines, And maidens without number.

New American Standard 1977
“There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And maidens without number;

Jubilee Bible 2000
There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

King James 2000 Bible
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

American King James Version
There are three score queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

American Standard Version
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and maidens without number.

Douay-Rheims Bible
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and young maidens without number.

Darby Bible Translation
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number:

English Revised Version
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

Webster's Bible Translation
There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

World English Bible
There are sixty queens, eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

Young's Literal Translation
Sixty are queens, and eighty concubines, And virgins without number.
Study Bible
Together in the Garden
7Your brow behind your veil is like a slice of pomegranate. 8There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and maidens without number, 9but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the favorite of the mother who bore her. The maidens see her and call her blessed; the queens and concubines sing her praises.…
Cross References
1 Kings 11:3
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines--and his wives turned his heart away.

Song of Solomon 1:3
The fragrance of your perfume is pleasing; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens adore you.

Treasury of Scripture

There are three score queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

1 Kings 11:1
But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;

2 Chronicles 11:21
And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)

Psalm 45:14
She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.







Lexicon
There
הֵ֙מָּה֙ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

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

queens
מְּלָכ֔וֹת (mə·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4436: Queen -- a queen

and eighty
וּשְׁמֹנִ֖ים (ū·šə·mō·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8084: Eighty, eightieth

concubines,
פִּֽילַגְשִׁ֑ים (pî·laḡ·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6370: A concubine, a paramour

and maidens
וַעֲלָמ֖וֹת (wa·‘ă·lā·mō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5959: A young woman, a virgin

without
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

number,
מִסְפָּֽר׃ (mis·pār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4557: A number, definite, indefinite, narration
(8) There are threescore queens.--Presumably a description of Solomon's harem (from comp. with Song of Solomon 8:11-12), though the numbers are far more sober than in 1Kings 11:3. Probably the latter marks a later form of the traditions of the grand scale on which everything at the court of the monarch was conducted, and this, though a poetic, is a truer version of the story of his loves. The conjunction of alamoth with concubines, pilageshim (comp. ???????, pellex), decides for translating it puell? rather than virgines.

Verses 8, 9. - There are three score queens, and four score concubines, and virgins without number. My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. The account given us of Solomon's harem in 1 Kings 11:3 represents the number as much larger. Is not that because the time referred to in the poem was early in the reign? The words are an echo of what we read in Proverbs 31:28 and Genesis 30:13. Perhaps the general meaning is merely to celebrate the surpassing beauty of the new bride. But there certainly is a special stress laid on her purity and innocence. There is no necessity to seek for any exact interpretation of the queens and concubines. They represent female beauty in its variety. The true Church is in closer relation to the Bridegroom than all the rest of the world. Even in the heathen and unconverted world there is a revelation of the Word, or, as the ancient Fathers of the Church said, a Λόγος σπερματὶκος. He was then as light, though the darkness comprehended him not. The perfection of the true bride of the Lamb will be acknowledged even by those who are not professedly Christian. 6:4-10 All the real excellence and holiness on earth centre in the church. Christ goes forth subduing his enemies, while his followers gain victories over the world, the flesh, and the devil. He shows the tenderness of a Redeemer, the delight he takes in his redeemed people, and the workings of his own grace in them. True believers alone can possess the beauty of holiness. And when their real character is known, it will be commended. Both the church and believers, at their first conversion, look forth as the morning, their light being small, but increasing. As to their sanctification, they are fair as the moon, deriving all their light, grace, and holiness from Christ; and as to justification, clear as the sun, clothed with Christ, the Sun of righteousness, and fighting the good fight of faith, under the banners of Christ, against all spiritual enemies.
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