Song of Solomon 2:2
New International Version
Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.

New Living Translation
Like a lily among thistles is my darling among young women. Young Woman

English Standard Version
As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women.

Berean Study Bible
Like a lily among the thorns is my darling among the maidens.

King James Bible
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

New King James Version
Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.

New American Standard Bible
“Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the young women.”

NASB 1995
“Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens.”

NASB 1977
“Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens.”

Amplified Bible
“Like the lily among the thorns, So are you, my darling, among the maidens.”

Christian Standard Bible
Like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the young women. Woman

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the young women. W

American Standard Version
As a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like lilies among thorns, so is my intimate woman among the daughters

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As a lily among thorns, so is my companion among the daughters.

Contemporary English Version
My darling, when compared with other young women, you are a lily among thorns.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

English Revised Version
As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Good News Translation
Like a lily among thorns is my darling among women.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like a lily among thorns, so is my true love among the young women.

International Standard Version
Like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the young women.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.

Literal Standard Version
So [is] my friend among the daughters!

NET Bible
Like a lily among the thorns, so is my darling among the maidens.

New Heart English Bible
As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

World English Bible
As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Beloved

Young's Literal Translation
So is my friend among the daughters!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride's Admiration
1I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valley. 2Like a lily among the thorns is my darling among the maidens. 3Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.…

Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valley.

Song of Solomon 2:3
Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.


Treasury of Scripture

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Isaiah 55:13
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Matthew 6:28,29
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: …

Matthew 10:16
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.









(2) Among the daughters--i.e., among other maidens.

Verse 2. - As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. The king responds, taking up the lovely simile and giving it a very apt and charming turn, "My love is beyond comparison the chief and all around her are not worthy of notice beside her." The meaning is not thorns on the tree itself. The word would be different in that case. Rather it is thorn plants or bushes (choach); see 2 Kings 14:9. The daughters; i.e. the young damsels. The word "son" or "daughter" was commonly so used in Hebrew, the idea being that of simplicity, innocence, and gentleness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Like a lily
כְּשֽׁוֹשַׁנָּה֙ (kə·šō·wō·šan·nāh)
Preposition-k | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7799: A lily, as a, flower of architectural ornament, a, trumpet

among
בֵּ֣ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the thorns
הַחוֹחִ֔ים (ha·ḥō·w·ḥîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2336: Briar, bramble, hook, ring, fetter

is my darling
רַעְיָתִ֖י (ra‘·yā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7474: A female associate

among
בֵּ֥ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the maidens.
הַבָּנֽוֹת׃ (hab·bā·nō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter


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