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.

New American Standard Bible
"Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the virgins.

King James 2000 Bible
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
As the 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!
Study Bible
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.







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

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

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

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

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

the maidens.
הַבָּנֽוֹת׃ (hab·bā·nō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
(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. 2:1-7 Believers are beautiful, as clothed in the righteousness of Christ; and fragrant, as adorned with the graces of his Spirit; and they thrive under the refreshing beams of the Sun of righteousness. The lily is a very noble plant in the East; it grows to a considerable height, but has a weak stem. The church is weak in herself, yet is strong in Him that supports her. The wicked, the daughters of this world, who have no love to Christ, are as thorns, worthless and useless, noxious and hurtful. Corruptions are thorns in the flesh; but the lily now among thorns, shall be transplanted into that paradise where there is no brier or thorn. The world is a barren tree to the soul; but Christ is a fruitful one. And when poor souls are parched with convictions of sin, with the terrors of the law, or the troubles of this world, weary and heavy laden, they may find rest in Christ. It is not enough to pass by this shadow, but we must sit down under it. Believers have tasted that the Lord Jesus is gracious; his fruits are all the precious privileges of the new covenant, purchased by his blood, and communicated by his Spirit; promises are sweet to a believer, and precepts also. Pardons are sweet, and peace of conscience sweet. If our mouths are out of taste for the pleasures of sin, Divine consolations will be sweet to us. Christ brings the soul to seek and to find comforts through his ordinances, which are as a banqueting-house where his saints feast with him. The love of Christ, manifested by his death, and by his word, is the banner he displays, and believers resort to it. How much better is it with the soul when sick from love to Christ, than when surfeited with the love of this world! And though Christ seemed to have withdrawn, yet he was even then a very present help. All his saints are in his hand, which tenderly holds their aching heads. Finding Christ thus nigh to her, the soul is in great care that her communion with him is not interrupted. We easily grieve the Spirit by wrong tempers. Let those who have comfort, fear sinning it away.
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