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Song Of Solomon 8:9

    Song of Solomon 8:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If she be a wall, we will build on her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret of silver: And if she be a door, We will inclose her with boards of cedar.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If she is a wall, we will make on her a strong base of silver; and if she is a door, we will let her be shut up with cedar-wood.

    Webster's Revision

    If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret of silver: And if she be a door, We will inclose her with boards of cedar.

    World English Bible

    If she is a wall, we will build on her a turret of silver. if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. Beloved

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If she be a wall, we will build upon her a turret of silver: and if she be a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 8:9

    If she be a wall - All these expressions, says Calmet, show that it was necessary to provide a husband for this young sister. For a woman without a husband is like a wall without towers, and without defense; is like a gate or door without bar or lock; and like a city without walls. They must therefore provide for their sister a rich, powerful, and illustrious man; qualities here figured by towers or palaces of silver, and doors of cedar. As it is customary to build towers upon a wall, and to put bolts and bars upon a door in order to secure it, so the expressions may point out the defense, protection, and guardianship which they imagined this young woman to require.