Song of Solomon 1:17
New International Version
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

New Living Translation
fragrant cedar branches are the beams of our house, and pleasant smelling firs are the rafters.

English Standard Version
the beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine.

Berean Study Bible
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are fragrant firs.

King James Bible
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

New King James Version
The beams of our houses are cedar, And our rafters of fir.

New American Standard Bible
“The beams of our house are cedars, Our rafters, junipers.

NASB 1995
“The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.

NASB 1977
“The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.

Amplified Bible
“The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters and panels are cypresses.

Christian Standard Bible
the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses.

American Standard Version
The beams of our house are cedars, And our rafters are firs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The beams of our house are cedars, the joists of cypress

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The beams of our house are cedars, our ceilings are of cypress.

Contemporary English Version
in the shade of cedar and cypress trees.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress trees.

English Revised Version
The beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are firs.

Good News Translation
the cedars will be the beams of our house, and the cypress trees the ceiling.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The cedars will be the walls of our house. The cypress trees will be our rafters.

International Standard Version
The beams of our house are cedar, our rafters are pine.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The beams of our houses are cedars, And our panels are cypresses.

Literal Standard Version
The beams of our houses [are] cedars, Our rafters [are] firs, I [am] a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!

NET Bible
the cedars are the beams of our bedroom chamber; the pines are the rafters of our bedroom.

New Heart English Bible
The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs.

World English Bible
The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved

Young's Literal Translation
The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are firs, I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride Confesses Her Love
16How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how delightful! The soft grass is our bed. 17The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are fragrant firs.

Cross References
1 Kings 6:9
So Solomon built the temple and finished it, roofing it with beams and planks of cedar.

1 Kings 6:10
He built chambers all along the temple, each five cubits high and attached to the temple with beams of cedar.

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm trees and chains.

Jeremiah 22:14
who says, 'I will build myself a great palace, with spacious upper rooms.' So he cuts windows in it, panels it with cedar, and paints it with vermilion.


Treasury of Scripture

The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

beams

Song of Solomon 8:9
If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

2 Chronicles 2:8,9
Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants shall be with thy servants, …

Psalm 92:12
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

rafters

Song of Solomon 7:5
Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

Ezekiel 41:16
The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows were covered;

Ezekiel 42:3
Over against the twenty cubits which were for the inner court, and over against the pavement which was for the utter court, was gallery against gallery in three stories.









(17) Rafters.--Marg., galleries (comp. Song of Solomon 7:5); LXX., ?????????; Vulg., laquearia; Heb., rahit, from rahat = run, flow: hence (1) a gutter, from the water running down (Gen. 3:38); (2) a curl, from its flowing down the neck (Song of Solomon 7:5--Hebrews 6); (3) here rafters, or roof beams, from their spreading overhead. "Our couch was the green grass, the arches of our bower the cedar branches, and its rafters the firs." Others read rachitim, 1Kings 4:33.

Fir.--Heb., beroth (Aramaic form of berosh), a tree often mentioned in connection with cedar as an emblem of majesty, &c. (Ezekiel 31:8; Isaiah 37:24; Isaiah 60:13). "The plain here has evidently been buried deep under sand long ages ago, precisely as at Beir-t, and here are the usual pine forests growing upon it (Beir-t is by some derived from ber-th). These are the finest specimens we have seen in Palestine, though every sandy ridge of Lebanon and Hermon is clothed with them. In my opinion it is the Heb. berosh, concerning which there is so much confusion in the various translations of the Bible . . . the generic name for the pine, of which there are several varieties in Lebanon. Cypress is rarely found there, but pine everywhere, and it is the tree used for beams and rafters (Thomson, The Land and Book, p. 511). The Pinus maritima and the Aleppo pine are the most common, the latter being often mistaken for the Scotch fir. (See Tristram, Nat. Hist. of Bible, p. 353, &c.) . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The beams
קֹר֤וֹת (qō·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 6982: A rafter, a roof

of our house
בָּתֵּ֙ינוּ֙ (bāt·tê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1004: A house

are cedars;
אֲרָזִ֔ים (’ă·rā·zîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 730: A cedar tree

our rafters
רַהִיטֵ֖נוּ (ra·hî·ṭê·nū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 7351: Perhaps rafters, boards

[are] fragrant firs.
בְּרוֹתִֽים׃ (bə·rō·w·ṯîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1266: Cypress or fir


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