Proverbs 7:16
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New International Version
I have covered my bed with colored linens from Egypt.

King James Bible
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

Darby Bible Translation
I have decked my bed with tapestry coverlets of variegated linen from Egypt;

World English Bible
I have spread my couch with carpets of tapestry, with striped cloths of the yarn of Egypt.

Young's Literal Translation
With ornamental coverings I decked my couch, Carved works -- cotton of Egypt.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I have decked my bed - ערשי arsi, "my couch or sofa;" distinguished from משכבי mishcabi, "my bed," Proverbs 7:17, the place to sleep on, as the other was the place to recline on at meals. The tapestry, מרבדים marbaddim, mentioned here seems to refer to the covering of the sofa; exquisitely woven and figured cloth. חטבות אטון chatuboth etun, the Targum translates painted carpets, such as were manufactured in Egypt; some kind of embroidered or embossed stuff is apparently meant.

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Songs 1:16 Behold, you are fair, my beloved, yes, pleasant: also our bed is green.

Songs 3:7-10 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel...

Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.


1 Kings 10:28 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Isaiah 19:9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.

Ezekiel 27:7 Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which you spread forth to be your sail...

Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Gospel Transcends Law.
Text: 2 Corinthians 3, 4-11. 4 And such confidence have we through Christ to God-ward: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from God; 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written, and engraven on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look stedfastly upon
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

The Desire of the Righteous Granted;
OR, A DISCOURSE OF THE RIGHTEOUS MAN'S DESIRES. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR As the tree is known by its fruit, so is the state of a man's heart known by his desires. The desires of the righteous are the touchstone or standard of Christian sincerity--the evidence of the new birth--the spiritual barometer of faith and grace--and the springs of obedience. Christ and him crucified is the ground of all our hopes--the foundation upon which all our desires after God and holiness are built--and the root
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Proverbs 7:15
So I came out to meet you; I looked for you and have found you!

Proverbs 31:22
She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Isaiah 19:9
Those who work with combed flax will despair, the weavers of fine linen will lose hope.

Ezekiel 27:7
Fine embroidered linen from Egypt was your sail and served as your banner; your awnings were of blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah.

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