New International Version
We have a little sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for?
King James Bible
We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
Darby Bible Translation
We have a little sister, And she hath no breasts: What shall we do for our sister In the day when she shall be spoken for? --
World English Bible
We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is to be spoken for?
Young's Literal Translation
We have a little sister, and breasts she hath not, What do we do for our sister, In the day that it is told of her?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We have a little sister - This young girl belonged most probably to the bride.
She hath no breasts - She is not yet marriageable.
What shall we do for our sister - How shall we secure her comfort and welfare?
In the day when she shall be spoken for? - When any person shall demand her in marriage.
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LibrarySong of Songs
The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked.
Song of Solomon 8:9
If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar.
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