Song of Songs 4:1-10 CSB


1 How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Behind your veil,a your eyes are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead.

References for Song of Songs 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Sg 1:15
      2 Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn [sheep] coming up from washing, each one having a twin, and not one missing.bc

      References for Song of Songs 4:2

        • b 4:2 - Lit and no one bereaved among them
        • c 4:2 - Sg 6:6
          3 Your lips are like a scarlet cord,d and your mouthe is lovely. Behind your veil, your browf is like a slice of pomegranate.g

          References for Song of Songs 4:3

            • d 4:3 - Jos 2:18
            • e 4:3 - Or speech
            • f 4:3 - Or temple, or cheek, or lips
            • g 4:3 - Sg 6:7
              4 Your neck is like the tower of David,h constructed in layers. A thousand bucklers are hung on it- all of them shields of warriors.i

              References for Song of Songs 4:4

                • h 4:4 - Sg 7:4
                • i 4:4 - The imagery in this v. may have been suggested by the woman's necklace.
                  5 Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle,j that feed among the lilies.

                  References for Song of Songs 4:5

                    • j 4:5 - Sg 7:3
                      6 Before the day breaksk and the shadows flee,l I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense.m

                      References for Song of Songs 4:6

                        • k 4:6 - Lit breathes
                        • l 4:6 - Sg 2:17
                        • m 4:6 - Sg 3:6; 4:14
                          7 You are absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you.
                          8 Come with me from Lebanon,n my bride- with me from Lebanon! Descend from the peak of Amana, from the summit of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of the lions, from the mountains of the leopards.

                          References for Song of Songs 4:8

                            • n 4:8 - The Hb word for Lebanon is similar to the word for frankincense; Sg 4:6,14,15.
                              9 You have captured my heart, my sister,o my bride. You have captured my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

                              References for Song of Songs 4:9

                                • o 4:9 - A term of endearment; Pr 7:4
                                  10 How delightful your love is, my sister, my bride. Your love is much better than wine,p and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.

                                  References for Song of Songs 4:10