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Song of Songs 1:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The beams of our house are cedars, [And] our rafters are firs.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The beams of our house [are] cedar, [and] our rafters of fir.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The beams of our house [are] cedar, [and] our rafters of fir.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The beams of our house, are cedars, Our fretted ceiling, is cypress-trees.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The beams of our houses [are] cedars, Our rafters [are] firs, I [am] a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress trees.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The beames of our house are Cedar, [and] our rafters of firre.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The beams of our house are cedars, our ceilings are of cypress.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The beams of our house [are] cedar, [and] our rafters of fir.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The beams 6982
{6982} Prime
קוֹרָה
qowrah
{ko-raw'}
From H6979; a rafter (forming trenches as it were); by implication a roof.
of our house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
[are] cedar, 730
{0730} Prime
אֶרֶז
'erez
{eh-rez'}
From H0729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots).
[and] our rafters 7351
{7351} Prime
רָהִיט
r@chiyt
{rekh-eet'}
From the same as H7298; a panel (as resembling a trough).
z8675
<8675> Grammar
Kethiv Reading

Where the translators of the Authorised Version followed the qere reading rather than the kethiv.
of fir. 1266
{1266} Prime
בְּרוֹת
b@rowth
{ber-oth'}
A variation of H1265; the cypress (or some elastic tree).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 1:17

_ _ our house — see on Song of Songs 1:16; but primarily, the kiosk (Isaiah 11:10), “His rest.” Cedar is pleasing to the eye and smell, hard, and never eaten by worms.

_ _ fir — rather, “cypress,” which is hard, durable, and fragrant, of a reddish hue [Gesenius, Weiss, and Maurer]. Contrasted with the shifting “tents” (Song of Songs 1:5), His house is “our house” (Psalms 92:13; Ephesians 2:19; Hebrews 3:6). Perfect oneness of Him and the bride (John 14:20; John 17:21). There is the shelter of a princely roof from the sun (Psalms 121:6), without the confinement of walls, and amidst rural beauties. The carved ceiling represents the wondrous excellencies of His divine nature.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 1:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 1:17

Cedar — Not only strong, but also fragrant and delightful. Cypress — Which also was strong and fragrant, and therefore suits well with cedar.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
beams:

Song of Songs 8:9 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.
2 Chronicles 2:8-9 Send me also cedar trees, fir trees, and algum trees, out of Lebanon: for I know that thy servants can skill to cut timber in Lebanon; and, behold, my servants [shall be] with thy servants, ... Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build [shall be] wonderful great.
Psalms 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
1 Timothy 3:15-16 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. ... And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.
1 Peter 2:4-5 To whom coming, [as unto] a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, [and] precious, ... Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

rafters:
or, galleries,
Song of Songs 7:5 Thine head upon thee [is] like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king [is] held in the galleries.
Ezekiel 41:16 The door posts, and the narrow windows, and the galleries round about on their three stories, over against the door, cieled with wood round about, and from the ground up to the windows, and the windows [were] covered;
Ezekiel 42:3 Over against the twenty [cubits] which [were] for the inner court, and over against the pavement which [was] for the utter court, [was] gallery against gallery in three [stories].
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2Ch 2:8. Ps 92:12. So 7:5; 8:9. Ezk 41:16; 42:3. 1Ti 3:15. He 11:10. 1P 2:4.

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