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I have spread covers on my couch;
embroidered fabrics from Egypt. Bible

“embroidered fabrics.” The meaning of the Hebrew is debated, something that is reflected in the translations. For example, “striped cloths” (ASV); “colored linen” (HCSB; ESV); “richly colored fabric” (NET); “embroidered stuff” (NJB); and “dark-hued stuff” (Rotherham). What is not debated is that the adulteress had gone out of her way to make her bed alluring. There is a lesson here for married couples: people never lose their desire for romance, pleasure, and special treatment. If an adulteress can make her bed special to lure in victims, married couples can do it to keep the marriage fresh and fun.


Commentary for: Proverbs 7:16