Song of Solomon 3:9
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English Standard Version
King Solomon made himself a carriage from the wood of Lebanon.

King James Bible
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

American Standard Version
King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
King Solomon hath made him a litter of the wood of Libanus:

English Revised Version
King Solomon made himself a palanquin of the wood of Lebanon.

Webster's Bible Translation
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Shulamith now relates what she further experienced when, impelled by love-sorrow, she wandered through the city:

3 The watchmen who go about in the city found me:

   "Have ye seen him whom my soul loveth?"

Here also (as in Sol 3:2) there is wanting before the question such a phrase as, "and I asked them, saying:" the monologue relates dramatically. If she described an outward experience, then the question would be a foolish one; for how could she suppose that the watchmen, who make their rounds in the city (Epstein, against Grtz, points for the antiquity of the order to Psalm 127:1; Isaiah 62:6; cf. Isaiah 21:11), could have any knowledge of her beloved! But if she relates a dream, it is to be remembered that feeling and imagination rise higher than reflection. It is in the very nature of a dream, also, that things thus quickly follow one another without fixed lineaments. This also, that having gone out by night, she found in the streets him whom she sought, is a happy combination of circumstances formed in the dreaming soul; an occurrence without probable external reality, although not without deep inner truth:

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Songs 3:7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure...

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth...

Cross References
Song of Solomon 3:8
all of them wearing swords and expert in war, each with his sword at his thigh, against terror by night.

Song of Solomon 3:10
He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat of purple; its interior was inlaid with love by the daughters of Jerusalem.

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