Song of Solomon 5:14
New International Version
His arms are rods of gold set with topaz. His body is like polished ivory decorated with lapis lazuli.

New Living Translation
His arms are like rounded bars of gold, set with beryl. His body is like bright ivory, glowing with lapis lazuli.

English Standard Version
His arms are rods of gold, set with jewels. His body is polished ivory, bedecked with sapphires.

Berean Study Bible
His arms are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is an ivory panel bedecked with sapphires.

King James Bible
His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

New King James Version
His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl. His body is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.

New American Standard Bible
“His hands are rods of gold Set with topaz; His abdomen is panels of ivory Covered with sapphires.

NASB 1995
"His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.

NASB 1977
“His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.

Amplified Bible
“His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is a figure of carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.

Christian Standard Bible
His arms are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is an ivory panel covered with lapis lazuli.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His arms are rods of gold set with topaz. His body is an ivory panel covered with sapphires.

American Standard Version
His hands are as rings of gold set with beryl: His body is as ivory work overlaid with'sapphires.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His hands are like a fortress city of gold that is full of stones of gold; his belly the work of ivory on the blowing of sapphire

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His hands are as turned gold set with beryl: his belly is an ivory tablet on a sapphire stone.

Contemporary English Version
His arms are branches of gold covered with jewels; his body is ivory decorated with sapphires.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His hands are turned and as of gold, full of hyacinths. His belly as of ivory, set with sapphires.

English Revised Version
His hands are as rings of gold set with beryl: his body is as ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

Good News Translation
His hands are well-formed, and he wears rings set with gems. His body is like smooth ivory, with sapphires set in it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His hands are disks of gold set with emerald. His chest is a block of ivory covered with sapphires.

International Standard Version
His hands are rods of gold, set with beryl. His stomach is carved ivory, inlaid with sapphires.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His hands are as rods of gold Set with beryl; His body is as polished ivory Overlaid with sapphires.

Literal Standard Version
His hands rings of gold, set with beryl, "" His heart bright ivory, covered with sapphires,

NET Bible
His arms are like rods of gold set with chrysolite. His abdomen is like polished ivory inlaid with sapphires.

New Heart English Bible
His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

World English Bible
His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

Young's Literal Translation
His hands rings of gold, set with beryl, His heart bright ivory, covered with sapphires,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride and Her Beloved
13His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are like lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh. 14His arms are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is an ivory panel bedecked with sapphires. 15His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, as majestic as the cedars.…

Cross References
Exodus 24:10
and they saw the God of Israel. Under His feet was a work like a pavement made of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself.

Exodus 28:18
in the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond;

Exodus 28:20
and in the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. Mount these stones in gold filigree settings.

Exodus 39:13
and the fourth row had a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. These stones were mounted in gold filigree settings.

Job 28:16
It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, in precious onyx or sapphire.

Isaiah 54:11
"O afflicted city, lashed by storms, without solace, surely I will set your stones in antimony and lay your foundations with sapphires.

Ezekiel 1:16
The workmanship of the wheels looked like the gleam of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. Their workmanship looked like a wheel within a wheel.

Daniel 10:6
His body was like beryl, his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of polished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.


Treasury of Scripture

His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.

hands

Exodus 15:6
Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.

Psalm 44:4-7
Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob…

Psalm 99:4
The king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

his belly

Song of Solomon 7:2
Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.

Exodus 24:10
And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

Isaiah 54:11
O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.









(14) His hands . . .--Galil, translated ring, is more probably a cylinder (from galal, to roll), referring to the rounded arm, ending in a well-shaped hand with beautiful nails.

Beryl.--Heb. tarshish; LXX. ??????. Possibly "stones of Tarshish," and if so, either chrysolite or topaz, both said to have been first found in Tartessus, an ancient city of Spain, between the two mouths of the B?tis (Guadalquiver). Mentioned as one of the precious stones in the breastplate of the High Priest (Exodus 28:20; Exodus 39:13). The LXX. adopt the various renderings ????????? =?, ??????, ????? ????????, or, as here, keep the original word.

Bright ivory.--Literally, a work of ivory, i.e., a chef-d'?uvre in ivory.

Sapphires.--It is doubtful whether the sapphire of Scripture is the stone so called now, or the lapis-lazuli. The former best suits Exodus 28:18 and Job 28:6, because lapis-lazuli is too soft for engraving. The comparison in the text either alludes to the blue veins showing through the white skin or to the colour of some portion of dress.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His arms
יָדָיו֙ (yā·ḏāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

are rods
גְּלִילֵ֣י (gə·lî·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1550: A valve of a, folding door, a ring

of gold
זָהָ֔ב (zā·hāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2091: Gold, something gold-colored, as oil, a clear sky

set
מְמֻלָּאִ֖ים (mə·mul·lā·’îm)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 4390: To fill, be full of

with chrysolite.
בַּתַּרְשִׁ֑ישׁ (bat·tar·šîš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8658: (a precious stone) perhaps yellow jasper

His body
מֵעָיו֙ (mê·‘āw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4578: The intestines, the abdomen, sympathy, a vest, the stomach, the uterus, the heart

is an ivory
שֵׁ֔ן (šên)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 8127: A tooth, ivory, a cliff

panel
עֶ֣שֶׁת (‘e·šeṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6247: A fabric

bedecked
מְעֻלֶּ֖פֶת (mə·‘ul·le·p̄eṯ)
Verb - Pual - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 5968: To veil, cover, to be languid

with sapphires.
סַפִּירִֽים׃ (sap·pî·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5601: A gem, the sapphire


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