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.”
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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