They are like 1 valleys 2 stretched forth, like gardens by the river’s side, like aloes 3 that the Lord has planted, and like cedar trees beside the waters.
"Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.
"Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens beside the river, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.
They spread before me like groves of palms, like fruitful gardens by the riverside. They are like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.
Like valleys stretching out in the distance, like gardens planted by rivers, Like sweet herbs planted by the gardener GOD, like red cedars by pools and springs,
They are stretched out like valleys, like gardens by the riverside, like flowering trees planted by the Lord, like cedar-trees by the waters.
Like palm-groves that stretch far away, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the LORD has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.
Like valleys that stretch out, Like gardens by the riverside, Like aloes planted by the LORD, Like cedars beside the waters.
As the valleys
are they spread forth
by the river's side
as the trees of lign aloes
which the LORD
[and] as cedar trees
beside the waters
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They are like valleys
forth, like gardens
by the river’s side
, like aloes
that the Lord
, and like cedar
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1 tn Heb “as valleys they spread forth.”
2 tn Or “rows of palms.”
3 sn The language seems to be more poetic than precise. N. H. Snaith notes that cedars do not grow beside water; he also connects “aloes” to the eaglewood that is more exotic, and capable of giving off an aroma (Leviticus and Numbers [NCB], 298).