Song of Solomon 1 DBY

1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's. a

References for Song of Solomon 1:1

    • a 1:1 - The separate paragraphs indicate, as far as possible, the succession of the various speakers.
      2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love b is better than wine.

      References for Song of Solomon 1:2

        • b 1:2 - Heb. 'loves:' so ver. 4; chs. 4.10; 7.12. It is the same word as that used in the singular for the 'beloved,' ver. 13, &c., whence also the name David.
          3 Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee.
          4 Draw me, we will run after thee! -- The king hath brought me into his chambers -- We will be glad and rejoice in thee, We will remember c thy love more than wine. They love thee uprightly.

          References for Song of Solomon 1:4

            • c 1:4 - Or 'celebrate.'
              5 I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.
              6 Look not upon me, because I am black; Because the sun hath looked upon me. d My mother's children were angry with me: They made me keeper of the vineyards; Mine own vineyard have I not kept.

              References for Song of Solomon 1:6

                • d 1:6 - Or 'hath burned me.'
                  7 Tell me, thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest [thy flock], Where thou makest it to rest at noon; For why should I be as one veiled e Beside the flocks of thy companions?

                  References for Song of Solomon 1:7

                    • e 1:7 - Others, 'roving.'
                      8 If thou know not, thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds' booths.
                      9 I compare thee, my love, f To a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.

                      References for Song of Solomon 1:9

                        • f 1:9 - Or 'friend:' it is feminine and occurs in ver. 15; chs. 2.2,10,13; 4.1,7; 5.2; 6.4. (It is not the same as chs. 2.7; 3.5; 7.6; 8.4.) This feminine form of the word is only found in this Book and Judg. 11.37,38, and Ps. 45.14. The masculine form 'friend' occurs in ch. 5.1,16; 2Sam. 15.37; 16.16, &c.
                          10 Thy cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Thy neck with ornamental chains.
                          11 We will make thee bead-rows of gold With studs of silver.
                          12 While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance.
                          13 A bundle of myrrh is my beloved unto me; He shall pass the night g between my breasts.

                          References for Song of Solomon 1:13

                            • g 1:13 - Or 'That passeth the night,' or 'abideth.'
                              14 My beloved is unto me a cluster of henna-flowers In the vineyards of Engedi.
                              15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves.
                              16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; Also our bed is green.
                              17 The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses.