Song of Solomon 1:17

“The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The beames of our house are Cedar, and our rafters of firre.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The beams of our house are cedars, `And' our rafters are firs.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Cedar-trees are the pillars of our house; and our boards are made of fir-trees.
- Basic English Bible

The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses.
- Darby Bible

The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
- Webster's Bible

The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved
- World English Bible

The beams of our houses [are] cedars, Our rafters [are] firs, I [am] a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!
- Youngs Literal Bible

The beams of our houses are cedars, and our panels are cypresses.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:17

1:17 Cedar - Not only strong, but also fragrant and delightful. Cypress - Which also was strong and fragrant, and therefore suits well with cedar.

Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Fank
    One ought to love the Lord Jesus on the same none like Thee
  • David
    That book is amazing to read so many time you never say o my i do not read anymore what aver there it true , God show how to love your Life partner and care for her rest of your life that is there in that Song of Solomon ,
  • BSP
    The loving expressions found in this chapter are good examples of the beautiful and up building speech that should exist in a loving relationship.
  • Lu2677
    This is a romantic love song by Solomon to a woman! Given as an example as how men are suppose to love their wives.
  • Nghia huynh
    I agree with Mary's idea . As I went through the chapters song of songs , there was a female mentioned here, and she was black. And the whole chapters never mentioned God. When we read the Bible that mentioned about the Queen Shiba, I already got my thought that she perhaps became King Salomon's lover and so on.
  • Adriano Belotti
    I think the Song of Solomon is true in what loves is all about. Some times we do things that pulls us from what God wants from us and do wat we think God wants us to do. Love is the only thing that God has for us that makes Him forgive us for those things. The same in a marriage. If one makes a mistake ask for forgiveness from your hard as we do to God and be sincere. Love is for eve so is God.

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