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Song of Songs 3:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “King Solomon has made for himself a sedan chair From the timber of Lebanon.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A palanquin, King Solomon made himself, of the trees of Lebanon:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— A palanquin king Solomon made for himself, Of the wood of Lebanon,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— King Solomon hath made him a litter of the wood of Libanus:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— King Solomon made himselfe a charet of the wood of Lebanon.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— King Solomon made himself a litter of woods of Lebanon.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— King Shelomoh made himself a chariot of the wood of Levanon.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
King 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
lm שְׁלֹמֹה 8010
{8010} Prime
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David's successor.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
himself a chariot 668
{0668} Prime
Probably of Egyptian derivation; a palanquin.
of the wood 6086
{6086} Prime
From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of Lvnn לְבָנוֹן. 3844
{3844} Prime
From H3825; (the) white mountain (from its snow); Lebanon, a mountain range in Palestine.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 3:9

_ _ chariot — more elaborately made than the “bed” or travelling litter (Song of Songs 3:7), from a Hebrew root, “to elaborate” [Ewald]. So the temple of “cedar of Lebanon,” as compared with the temporary tabernacle of shittim wood (2 Samuel 7:2, 2 Samuel 7:6, 2 Samuel 7:7; 1 Kings 5:14; 1 Kings 6:15-18), Jesus Christ’s body is the antitype, “made” by the Father for Him (1 Corinthians 1:30; Hebrews 10:5), the wood answering to His human nature, the gold, His divine; the two being but one Christ.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 3:7-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 3:9

A chariot — In which the royal bridegroom and bride might ride together in state. By this chariot he seems to understand the word of Christ dispensed by his ministers, whereby Christ rides triumphantly in the world, and believers are carried into heavenly glory. Of Lebanon — Of cedars, which wood being incorruptible, doth fitly signify the word of the gospel, which endureth forever, 1 Peter 1:25.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
a chariot:
or, a bed, Appiryon, rendered by Montanus, sponsarum ithalamum, "a nuptial bed;" but probably it denotes a kind of palanquin, perhaps synonymous with the Arabic farfar, a species of vehicle for women.
Song of Songs 3:7 Behold his bed, which [is] Solomon's; threescore valiant men [are] about it, of the valiant of Israel.
2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house [be] not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all [things], and sure: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my] desire, although he make [it] not to grow.
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
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The first material described in the structure of the chariot for the move of the Beloved in His bridal procession was the wood of Lebanon. This wood of Lebanon symbolizes the perfect humanity of the God man, Jesus Christ. The move of God in His determined plan needed the exalted and noble humanity of the sinless Christ as the structure to fulfill His desire (John 1:1, 14; 1 John 3:5; Acts 2:22-24). Only the noble, exalted humanity of Jesus is qualified to bear the move of God. May our fellowship and union with the Beloved Christ cause the humanity of Jesus to develop and be expressed through us for the move of God on earth today!
- Frank Pytel, "The Two Become One" (4/28/2017 6:25:49 AM)
The chariot of King Solomon is his moving throne. Wherever his chariot was, the ruler of peace in his sovereign power was exhibited. The loving seekers of the Beloved Christ are His moving chariot to carry His authority in the gospel and make disciples of all the nations (Matt. 28:18-20).
- Frank Pytel, "The Two Become One" (4/25/2017 6:06:57 AM)
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