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Song of Songs 2:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As the lily among thorns, so [is] my love among the daughters.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As the lily among thorns, so [is] my love among the daughters.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As the lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [HE] As a lily among thorns, So, is my fair one, among the daughters!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— So [is] my friend among the daughters!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As the lillie among thornes, so [is] my loue among the daughters.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As a lily among thorns, so is my companion among the daughters.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As the lily among thorns, so [is] my love among the daughters.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As the lily 7799
{7799} Prime
שׁוּשָׁן
shuwshan
{shoo-shan'}
From H7797; a lily (from its whiteness), as a flower or architectural ornament; also a (straight) trumpet (from the tubular shape).
among x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
thorns, 2336
{2336} Prime
חוֹחַ
chowach
{kho'-akh}
From an unused root apparently meaning to pierce; a thorn; by analogy a ring for the nose.
so x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
[is] my love 7474
{7474} Prime
רַעְיָה
ra`yah
{rah-yaw'}
Feminine of H7453; a female associate.
among x996
(0996) Complement
בַּיִן
beyn
{bane}
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H0995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or.
the daughters. 1323
{1323} Prime
בַּת
bath
{bath}
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 2:2

_ _ Jesus Christ to the Bride (Matthew 10:16; John 15:19; 1 John 5:19). Thorns, equivalent to the wicked (2 Samuel 23:6; Psalms 57:4).

_ _ daughters — of men, not of God; not “the virgins.” “If thou art the lily of Jesus Christ, take heed lest by impatience, rash judgments, and pride, thou thyself become a thorn” [Luther].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 2:1-2.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 2:2

Among — Compared with thorns, which it unspeakably exceeds in glory and beauty. So — So far, doth my church or people, excel all other assemblies. The title of daughter, is often given to whole nations. These are Christ's words, to which the spouse makes the following reply.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 2:2

As the lily among thorns, so [is] my (a) love among the daughters.

(a) Thus Christ prefers his Church above all other things.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 55:13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign [that] shall not be cut off.
Matthew 6:28-29 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: ... And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Philippians 2:15-16 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; ... Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
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Is 55:13. Mt 6:28; 10:16. Php 2:15. 1P 2:12.

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