If she is a wall [C chaste], we will put silver towers on her [C support and honor her]. If she is a door [C promiscuous], we will ·protect [enclose] her with cedar boards [C put a stop to her sexual activity].
“Our little sister has no breasts. What shall we do with our little sister when men come asking for her? She’s a virgin and vulnerable, and we’ll protect her. If they think she’s a wall, we’ll top it with barbed wire. If they think she’s a door, we’ll barricade it.”
My brothers said to me when I was young, “Our sister is so immature.What will we do to guard her for her wedding day?”We will build a tower of redemption to protect her.Since she is vulnerable,we will enclose her with a wall of cedar boards. But now I have grown and become a bride, and my love for him has made me a tower of passion and contentment for my beloved. I am now a firm wall of protection for others, guarding them from harm. This is how he sees me—I am the one who brings him bliss, finding favor in his eyes.
If it is a wall, build we thereon silveren towers; if it is a door, join we together with boards of cedar. (If she is a wall, then we shall build silver towers upon her; if she is a door, then we shall altogether enclose her with cedar boards.)
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