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Song of Solomon 3:9

A palanquin, King Solomon made himself, of the trees of Lebanon:

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:

- Nave's Topical Bible - Bed;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Beds;   Cedar, the;  

Dictionaries:

- American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Litter;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Lebanon;   Solomon;   Song of songs;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bed;   Canticles;   ;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Palanquin;   Song of Solomon;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Song of Songs;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Chariot;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chariots;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Bed;   Gold;  

Encyclopedias:

- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bed;   Crafts;   Litter;   Palanquin;   Song of Songs;   Wisdom of Solomon, the;  

Parallel Translations

Amplified Bible
"King Solomon has made for himself a palanquin From the [cedar] wood of Lebanon.
Easy-to-Read Version
King Solomon made a traveling chair for himself. The wood came from Lebanon.
English Standard Version
King Solomon made himself a carriage from the wood of Lebanon.
New International Version (1984)
King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.
Geneva Bible (1587)
King Salomon made himselfe a palace of the trees of Lebanon.
George Lamsa Translation
King Solomon made himself a palace of wood of Lebanon.
Hebrew Names Version
King Shlomo made himself a carriage Of the wood of Levanon.
JPS Old Testament (1917)
King Solomon made himself a palanquin of the wood of Lebanon.
King James Version (1611)
King Solomon made himselfe a charet of the wood of Lebanon.
Literal Translation
King Solomon made himself a litter bed of the trees of Lebanon.
Miles Coverdale Bible (1535)
Kynge Salomon hath made himself a bedsteade of the wodd of Libanus,
New American Standard Version
"King Solomon has made for himself a sedan chair From the timber of Lebanon.
King James Version
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
Contemporary English Version
The throne is made of trees from Lebanon.
Complete Jewish Bible
King Shlomo made himself a royal litter of wood from the L'vanon.
Amplified Bible
"King Solomon has made for himself a palanquin From the [cedar] wood of Lebanon.
American Standard Version
King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.
Bible in Basic English
King Solomon made himself a bed of the wood of Lebanon.
Brenton's Septuagint (LXX)
King Solomon made himself a litter of woods of Lebanon.
English Revised Version
King Solomon made himself a palanquin of the wood of Lebanon.
The Holy Bible, Berean Study Bible
King Solomon has made his carriage out of the timber of Lebanon.
Good News Translation
King Solomon is carried on a throne made of the finest wood.
World English Bible
King Solomon made himself a carriage Of the wood of Lebanon.
New Century Version
King Solomon had a couch made for himself of wood from Lebanon.
New English Translation
King Solomon made a sedan chair for himself of wood imported from Lebanon.
New International Version
King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.
New King James Version
Of the wood of LebanonSolomon the KingMade himself a palanquin: [fn]
New Living Translation
King Solomon's carriage is built of wood imported from Lebanon.
New Revised Standard
King Solomon made himself a palanquin from the wood of Lebanon.
Douay-Rheims Bible
King Solomon hath made him a litter of the wood of Libanus:
Revised Standard Version
King Solomon made himself a palanquin from the wood of Lebanon.
Update Bible Version
King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.
Christian Standard Bible®
King Solomon made a sedan chair for himself with wood from Lebanon.
New Life Bible
King Solomon has made for himself a beautiful wagon from the wood of Lebanon.
Bishop's Bible (1568)
Kyng Solomon had made him selfe a pallace of the wood of Libanus,
Darby Translation
King Solomon made himself a palanquin Of the wood of Lebanon.
Lexham English Bible
King Solomon made for himself a sedan chair from the wood of Lebanon.
Webster's Bible Translation
King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
Wycliffe Bible (1395)
Kyng Salomon made to hym a seete, of the trees of Liban;
Young's Literal Translation
A palanquin king Solomon made for himself, Of the wood of Lebanon,

A palanquin King Solomon made for himself, || Of the wood of Lebanon,

Contextual Overview

9 A palanquin, King Solomon made himself, of the trees of Lebanon:

Bible Verse Review

from
Treasury of Scripure Knowledge

King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
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.
7; 2 Samuel 23:5; Revelation 14:6

Cross-References

Genesis 3:12
And the man said, - The woman whom thou didst put with me, she, gave me of the tree, so I did eat.
Genesis 3:13
Then said Yahweh God to the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, the serpent, deceived me, so I did eat.
Genesis 3:17
And, to the man, he said, Because thou didst hearken to the voice of thy wife, and so didst eat of the tree as to which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, Accursed be the ground for thy sake, In pain, shalt thou eat of it, all the days of thy life;
Genesis 3:19
In the sweat of thy face, shalt thou eat bread, until thou return to the ground, because therefrom, wast thou taken, - For, dust, thou art, And, unto dust, shalt thou return.
Genesis 3:20
So the man called the name of his wife, Eve, - in that, she, was made mother of every one living.
Genesis 3:21
And Yahweh God made for the man - and for his wife - tunics of skin and clothed them.
Genesis 4:9
Then said Yahweh unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said know not, the keeper of my brother, am, I?
Genesis 11:5
And Yahweh came down, to behold the city, and the tower, - which the sons of men had built.
Genesis 16:8
So he said Hagar! handmaid of Sarai! Whence hast thou come, and whither wouldst thou go? And she said, From the face of Sarai, my lady, am, I, fleeing.

Gill's Notes on the Bible

King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. The word translated chariot is only used in this place; some render it a bride chamber; others a nuptial bed, such as is carried from place to place; it is used in the Misnah for the nuptial, bed, or open chariot, in which the bride was carried from her father's house to her husband's. The Septuagint render it by φορειον, a word near in sound to that in the Hebrew text, and was the "lectica" of the ancients, somewhat like our "sedan"; some of which were adorned with gold and precious stones, and had silver feet, or pillars, as follows: it seems upon the whole to be the nuptial chariot in which, according to Pausanias, three only were carried, the bride, who sat in the middle, then the bridegroom, and then the friend of the bridegroom: something of this kind is the "palki" or "palanquin" of the Indians, in which the bride and bridegroom are carried on the day of marriage on four men's shoulders: and by this "chariot" may be meant either the human nature of Christ, in which he descended and ascended to heaven; or his church, in which he shows himself to his people in his ordinances, where he rides in triumph, conquering and to conquer, by his Spirit and grace, in his word; or the covenant of grace, in which Christ shows the freeness and sovereignty of his love in being the Mediator, surety, and messenger of it; and in which his people are bore up and supported under and carried through many trials and exercises in this life, and are brought triumphantly to heaven; or rather the Gospel, and the ministration of it, in which Christ shows himself as in a chariot, in the glory of his person, offices, grace, and love; in this he is carried up and down in the world, Acts 9:15; and by it is conveyed to the souls of men; and in it he triumphs over his enemies, and causes his ministers to triumph also: and he is the subject, sum, and substance of it, and the alone author of it; for he is the Solomon here spoken of that made it; it is not a device of men's, but a revelation of his, and therefore called "the Gospel of Christ"; and which he gives to men to preach, a commission to preach it, and qualifications for it: and this he does "for himself", to set forth the glories of his person and office, to display the riches of his grace, and to show himself to be the only way of salvation to host sinners: and this chariot being said to be "of the wood of Lebanon", cedar, which is both incorruptible and of a good smell; may denote the uncorruptness of the Gospel, as dispensed by faithful ministers, and the continuance and duration of it, notwithstanding the efforts of men and devils to the contrary; and the acceptableness of it to the saints, to whom is the savour of life unto life; and it being a nuptial chariot that seems designed, it agrees with the Gospel, in the ministry of which souls are brought to Christ, and espoused as a chaste virgin to him, 2 Corinthians 11:2.

Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The principal and central action of the Song; the bride‘s entry into the city of David, and her marriage there with the king. Jewish interpreters regard this part of the poem as symbolizing the “first” entrance of the Church of the Old Testament into the land of promise, and her spiritual espousals, and communion with the King of kings, through the erection of Solomon‘s Temple and the institution of its acceptable worship. Christian fathers, in a like spirit, make most things here refer to the espousals of the Church with Christ in the Passion and Resurrection, or the communion of Christian souls with Him in meditation thereon.

Jeremiah 23:10; Joel 2:22; Isaiah 42:11; Psalm 65:12.

Pillars of smoke - Here an image of delight and pleasure. Frankincense and other perfumes are burned in such abundance round the bridal equipage that the whole procession appears from the distance to be one of moving wreaths and columns of smoke.

All powders of the merchant - Every kind of spice forming an article of commerce.

Psalm 91:5.

1 Kings 1:11. This is the last mention of her in sacred history.

Clarke's Notes on the Bible

Of the wood of Lebanon - Of the cedar that grew on that mount. It is very likely that a nuptial bed, not a chariot, is intended by the original word אפיון appiryon . Montanus properly translates it sponsarum thalamum, a nuptial bed. It may, however, mean a palanquin.