Song of Solomon 8:11
New International Version
Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels of silver.

New Living Translation
Solomon has a vineyard at Baal-hamon, which he leases out to tenant farmers. Each of them pays a thousand pieces of silver for harvesting its fruit.

English Standard Version
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.

Berean Study Bible
Solomon had a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased it to the tenants. For its fruit, each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver.

New American Standard Bible
"Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers. Each one was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

King James Bible
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

Christian Standard Bible
Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased the vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for his fruit one thousand pieces of silver.

Contemporary English Version
Solomon has a vineyard at Baal-Hamon, which he rents to others for a thousand pieces of silver each.

Good News Translation
Solomon has a vineyard in a place called Baal Hamon. There are farmers who rent it from him; each one pays a thousand silver coins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Solomon owned a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased the vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for his fruit 1,000 pieces of silver.

International Standard Version
Solomon has a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers— each one is to bring 1,000 pieces of silver in exchange for its fruit.

NET Bible
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-Hamon; he leased out the vineyard to those who maintained it. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

New Heart English Bible
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He leased out the vineyard to keepers. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He entrusted that vineyard to caretakers. Each one was to bring 25 pounds of silver in exchange for its fruit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He gave over the vineyard unto keepers; Every one for the fruit thereof Brought in a thousand pieces of silver.

New American Standard 1977
“Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers; Each one was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; for its fruit each one was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

King James 2000 Bible
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; everyone for its fruit was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

American King James Version
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

American Standard Version
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He let out the vineyard unto keepers; Every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Solomon had a vineyard in Beelamon; he let his vineyard to keepers; every one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The peaceable had a vineyard, in that which hath people: he let out the same to keepers, every man bringeth for the fruit thereof a thousand pieces of silver.

Darby Bible Translation
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon: He let out the vineyard unto keepers; Every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand silver-pieces.

English Revised Version
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

Webster's Bible Translation
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; every one for the fruit of it was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

World English Bible
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He leased out the vineyard to keepers. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
Solomon hath a vineyard in Baal-Hamon, He hath given the vineyard to keepers, Each bringeth for its fruit a thousand silverlings;
Study Bible
Longing for Her Beloved
10I am a wall and my breasts are like towers. So I have become in his eyes like one who brings peace. 11Solomon had a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He leased it to the tenants. For its fruit, each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver. 12But my own vineyard is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, O Solomon, and two hundred are for those who tend its fruit.…
Cross References
Matthew 21:33
Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it, and built a tower. Then he rented it out to some tenants and went away on a journey.

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I enlarged my works. I built myself houses and planted myself vineyards.

Song of Solomon 1:6
Do not stare because I am dark, for the sun has looked upon me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have neglected.

Song of Solomon 2:3
Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 8:12
But my own vineyard is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, O Solomon, and two hundred are for those who tend its fruit.

Isaiah 7:23
And on that day, in every place where there used to be a thousand vines worth a thousand shekels of silver, there will be only thorns and briers.

Treasury of Scripture

Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

Solomon had a

Song of Solomon 7:12
Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

Ecclesiastes 2:4
I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

Isaiah 5:1-7
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: …

he let

Luke 20:9
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.

a thousand

Genesis 20:16
And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.

Isaiah 7:23
And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.







Lexicon
Solomon
לִשְׁלֹמֹה֙ (liš·lō·mōh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

had
הָיָ֤ה (hā·yāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a vineyard
כֶּ֣רֶם (ke·rem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard

in Baal-hamon.
הָמ֔וֹן (hā·mō·wn)
Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1174: Baal-hamon -- 'possessor of abundance', a place in Palestine

He leased
נָתַ֥ן (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

[it]
הַכֶּ֖רֶם (hak·ke·rem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard

to the tenants.
לַנֹּטְרִ֑ים (lan·nō·ṭə·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5201: To guard, to cherish

For its fruit,
בְּפִרְי֖וֹ (bə·p̄ir·yōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

each
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

was to bring
יָבִ֥א (yā·ḇi)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

a thousand [shekels]
אֶ֥לֶף (’e·lep̄)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 505: A thousand

of silver.
כָּֽסֶף׃ (kā·sep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3701: Silver, money
(11, 12) Solomon had a vineyard . . .--Here the poet repeats the sentiment of Song of Solomon 6:8-9--the contrast of his love for one chosen bride with the state of feeling and morality fostered by polygamy. But while in the former passage the contrast lay in number only, here it lies also in the value which comes to be set oSong of Solomon 8:11, he breaks abruptly into metaphor, so much more natural to him, "My vineyard," &c. For the figure comp. Song of Solomon 4:12-13.

Baal-hamon.--Many are the conjectures hazarded as to the locality of this place. It has been identified (1) with Baal-gad, or Heliopolis (Rosenmller); (2) with Hammon, a place in the tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:28, Ewald); (3) with Balamo (LXX. ????????), a place mentioned in the Book of Judith, Song of Solomon 8:3, in connection with Dothaim, which (if the same as Dothan) has possibly been discovered to the south of the valley of Esdraelon.--Recovery of Jerusalem, p. 463 (1871). (Comp. Judith 4:10; Judith 3:9; Meier, Hitzig, &c) But no identification is necessary. If the poet had any definite place in his mind he merely used it for the play on words (Baal-hamon=lord of multitude). The correct translation is "a vineyard was to Solomon as lord of a multitude." The particle be often has this force. Exodus 6:3 : "I appeared as God Almighty." Comp. Proverbs 3:26; Isaiah 40:10; 1Chronicles 9:33, &c. We further note that Baal, as lord with us, often means husband, and Baal-hamon has a covert allusion to the polygamy of the king.

A thousand pieces of silver.--Supply shekels. The substantives denoting weight, measure, or time are frequently omitted (Genesis 20:16). (Comp. Isaiah 7:23 : a thousand silverlings, whence we see that it was customary to portion off vineyards into sections containing a certain number of vines.) For worth of shekel, see Genesis 23:15.

8:8-12 The church pleads for the Gentiles, who then had not the word of God, nor the means of grace. Those who are brought to Christ themselves, should contrive what they may do to help others to him. Babes in Christ are always seen among Christians, and the welfare of their weak brethren is an object of continual prayer with the stronger believers. If the beginning of this work were likened to a wall built upon Him the precious Foundation and Corner-stone, then the Gentile church would become as a palace for the great King, built of solid silver. If the first preaching of the gospel were as the making a door through the wall of partition, that door should be lasting, as cased with boards of durable cedar. She shall be carefully and effectually protected, enclosed so as to receive no damage. The church is full of care for those yet uncalled. Christ says, I will do all that is necessary to be done for them. See with what satisfaction we should look back upon the times and seasons, when we were in his eyes as those that find favour. Our hearts are our vineyards, which we must keep with all diligence. To Christ, and to his praise, all our fruits must be dedicated. All that work for Christ, work for themselves, and shall be unspeakable gainers by it.
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