Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Song Of Solomon 1:17

    Song of Solomon 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Cedar-trees are the pillars of our house; and our boards are made of fir-trees.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:17

    The beams of our house are cedar - Perhaps it was under a cedar tree whose vast limbs were interwoven with the ברות beroth, a tree of the cypress kind, where they now sat. And this natural bower recommended itself to the poet's attention by its strength, loftiness, and its affording them a shady cover and cool retreat. How natural to break out into the praise of a bower, by whose branches and foliage we are shielded from the intense heat of the sun! Even the shelter of a great rock to a weary land is celebrated by the pen of the first of prophets and greatest of poets, Isaiah 32:2.

    With this chapter the first day of the marriage ceremonies is supposed to end.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 1:17

    1:17 Cedar - Not only strong, but also fragrant and delightful. Cypress - Which also was strong and fragrant, and therefore suits well with cedar.