Song of Solomon 8:8-12 New International Version

8  We have a little sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister on the day she is spoken for? 9  If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar. 10  I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment. 11  Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels[1] of silver. 12  But my own vineyard is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, Solomon, and two hundred[2] are for those who tend its fruit.


[1] 8:11 That is, about 25 pounds or about 12 kilograms; also in verse 12

[2] 8:12 That is, about 5 pounds or about 2.3 kilograms

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