Song of Solomon 7:8
New International Version
I said, "I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples,

New Living Translation
I said, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like grape clusters, and the fragrance of your breath like apples.

English Standard Version
I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,

Berean Study Bible
I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples,

New American Standard Bible
"I said, 'I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.' Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples,

King James Bible
I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

Christian Standard Bible
I said, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes, and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.

Contemporary English Version
I will climb that tree and cling to its branches. I will discover that your breasts are clusters of grapes, and that your breath is the aroma of apples.

Good News Translation
I will climb the palm tree and pick its fruit. To me your breasts are like bunches of grapes, your breath like the fragrance of apples,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I said, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes, and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.

International Standard Version
I told myself, "I'll go up the palm tree, and take hold of its fruit. May your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the smell of your breath like apples.

NET Bible
I want to climb the palm tree, and take hold of its fruit stalks. May your breasts be like the clusters of grapes, and may the fragrance of your breath be like apricots!

New Heart English Bible
I said, "I will climb up into the palm tree. I will take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the smell of your breath like apples,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I thought, "I will climb the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters on the vine. May the fragrance of your breath be like apples.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I said: 'I will climb up into the palm-tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof; And let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, And the smell of thy countenance like apples;

New American Standard 1977
“I said, ‘I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.’ Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples,

Jubilee Bible 2000
I said, I will climb up the palm tree, I will take hold of the clusters thereof; now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine and the smell of thy nose like apples;

King James 2000 Bible
I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches: may also your breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the fragrance of your breath like apples;

American King James Version
I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also your breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of your nose like apples;

American Standard Version
I said, I will climb up into the palm-tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof: Let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, And the smell of thy breath like apples,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its high boughs: and now shall thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose of apples;

Douay-Rheims Bible
I said: I will go up into the palm tree, and will take hold of the fruit thereof: and thy breasts shall be as the clusters of the vine: and the odour of thy mouth like apples.

Darby Bible Translation
I said, I will go up to the palm-tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof; And thy breasts shall indeed be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of thy nose like apples,

English Revised Version
I said, I will climb up into the palm tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof: let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy breath like apples;

Webster's Bible Translation
I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its boughs: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

World English Bible
I said, "I will climb up into the palm tree. I will take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the smell of your breath like apples, Beloved

Young's Literal Translation
I said, 'Let me go up on the palm, Let me lay hold on its boughs, Yea, let thy breasts be, I pray thee, as clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of thy face as citrons,
Study Bible
Admiration by the Bridegroom
7Your stature is like a palm tree; your breasts are clusters of fruit. 8I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, 9and your mouth like the finest wine. The Bride May it flow smoothly to my beloved, gliding gently over lips and teeth.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:5
Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.

Song of Solomon 7:7
Your stature is like a palm tree; your breasts are clusters of fruit.

Joel 1:12
The grapevine is dried up, and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, palm, and apple--all the trees of the orchard--are withered. Surely the joy of mankind has dried up.

Treasury of Scripture

I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also your breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of your nose like apples;

i will

Song of Solomon 4:16
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

Song of Solomon 5:1
I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

Jeremiah 32:41
Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.

the smell

Song of Solomon 1:3
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

Song of Solomon 2:3
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.







Lexicon
I said,
אָמַ֙רְתִּי֙ (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“I will climb
אֶעֱלֶ֣ה (’e·‘ĕ·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

the palm tree;
בְתָמָ֔ר (ḇə·ṯā·mār)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8558: Palm tree, date palm

I will take hold
אֹֽחֲזָ֖ה (’ō·ḥă·zāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 270: To grasp, take hold, take possession

of its fruit.”
בְּסַנְסִנָּ֑יו (bə·san·sin·nāw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5577: Fruit stalk (of the date)

May your breasts
שָׁדַ֙יִךְ֙ (šā·ḏa·yiḵ)
Noun - mdc | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7699: The breast of a, woman, animal

be
וְיִֽהְיוּ־ (wə·yih·yū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like clusters
כְּאֶשְׁכְּל֣וֹת (kə·’eš·kə·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 811: A bunch of grapes, other fruit

of the vine,
הַגֶּ֔פֶן (hag·ge·p̄en)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1612: A vine, the grape

the fragrance
וְרֵ֥יחַ (wə·rê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7381: To smell, perceive odor

of your breath
אַפֵּ֖ךְ (’ap·pêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

like apples,
כַּתַּפּוּחִֽים׃ (kat·tap·pū·ḥîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8598: An apple, the fruit, the tree
(8) Boughs.--Heb. sansan; only here. Probably a form derived from the sound, like salsal, zalzal, &c, denoting the waving of the long feathery branches of the palm.

Smell of thy nose--i.e., "fragrance of thy breath," ap = nose being used apparently because of the resemblance of its root, anap = breathe, with that of tappuach = apple.

7:1-9 The similitudes here are different from what they were before, and in the original refer to glorious and splendid clothing. Such honour have all his saints; and having put on Christ, they are distinguished by their beautiful and glorious apparel. They adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Consistent believers honour Christ, recommend the gospel, and convince and awaken sinners. The church resembles the stately and spreading palm; while her love for Christ, and the obedience resulting therefrom, are precious fruit of the true Vine. The King is held in the galleries. Christ takes delight in the assemblies and ordinances of his people; and admires the fruit of his grace in them. When applied to the church and to each faithful Christian, all this denotes that beauty of holiness, in which they shall be presented to their heavenly Bridegroom.
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