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Proverbs 7:17

    Proverbs 7:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have made my bed sweet with perfumes and spices.

    Webster's Revision

    I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

    World English Bible

    I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 7:17

    I have perfumed any bed with Myrrh - מר mor, "aloes," אהלים ahalim, and "cinnamon," קנמון kinnamon. We have taken our names from the original words; but probably the ahalim may not mean aloes, which is no perfume; but sandal wood, which is very much used in the East. She had used every means to excite the passions she wished to bring into action.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 7:17

    The love of perfumes is here, as in Isaiah 3:24, a sign of luxurious vice.

    Cinnamon - The Hebrew word is identical with the English. The spice imported by the Phoenician traders from the further East, probably from Ceylon, has kept its name through all changes of language.