Song of Solomon 5:15
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
His legs are alabaster columns, set on bases of gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice 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.

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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Song of Solomon 5:15 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When, therefore, they put to her the question:

9 What is thy beloved before another (beloved),

   Thou fairest of women?

   What is thy beloved before another (beloved),

   That thou dost adjure us thus?

the question thus asked cannot proceed from ignorance; it can only have the object of giving them the opportunity of hearing from Shulamith's own mouth and heart her laudatory description of him, whom they also loved, although they were not deemed worthy to stand so near to him as she did who was thus questioned. Bttch. and Ewald, secs. 325a, 326a, interpret the מן in מדּור partitively: quid amati (as in Cicero: quod hominis) amatus tuus; but then the words would have been מה־מדוד דודך, if such a phrase were admissible; for מה־דוד certainly of itself alone means quid amati, what kind of a beloved. Thus the מן is the comparative (prae amato), and דּוד the sing., representing the idea of species or kind; מדּודים, here easily misunderstood, is purposely avoided. The use of the form השׁבעתנו for השׁבעתּינו is one of the many instances of the disregard of the generic distinction occurring in this Song, which purposely, after the manner of the vulgar language, ignores pedantic regularity.

Song of Solomon 5:15 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

legs

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

sockets

Exodus 26:19 And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons...

his countenance

Songs 2:14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice...

Judges 13:6 Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man of God came to me...

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

Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full of joy with your countenance.

Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword...

as lebanon

Songs 4:11 Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue...

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...

Zechariah 9:17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels...

Cross References
1 Kings 4:33
He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.

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

Song of Solomon 7:4
Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim. Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon, which looks toward Damascus.

Ezekiel 17:23
On the mountain height of Israel will I plant it, that it may bear branches and produce fruit and become a noble cedar. And under it will dwell every kind of bird; in the shade of its branches birds of every sort will nest.

Ezekiel 31:8
The cedars in the garden of God could not rival it, nor the fir trees equal its boughs; neither were the plane trees like its branches; no tree in the garden of God was its equal in beauty.

Jump to Previous
Alabaster Appearance Aspect Base Bases Bearing Beautiful Cedars Cedar-Tree Choice Columns Countenance Delicate Excellent Fine Founded Gold Legs Limbs Marble Pillars Pure Sockets Stone
Jump to Next
Alabaster Appearance Aspect Base Bases Bearing Beautiful Cedars Cedar-Tree Choice Columns Countenance Delicate Excellent Fine Founded Gold Legs Limbs Marble Pillars Pure Sockets Stone
Links
Song of Solomon 5:15 NIV
Song of Solomon 5:15 NLT
Song of Solomon 5:15 ESV
Song of Solomon 5:15 NASB
Song of Solomon 5:15 KJV

Song of Solomon 5:15 Bible Apps
Song of Solomon 5:15 Biblia Paralela
Song of Solomon 5:15 Chinese Bible
Song of Solomon 5:15 French Bible
Song of Solomon 5:15 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Song of Solomon 5:14
Top of Page
Top of Page