Song of Songs 1:1

1 Solomon’s Song of Songs.

Song of Solomon 1:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
ESV
1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
NLT
1 This is Solomon’s song of songs, more wonderful than any other.
MSG
1 The Song - best of all songs - Solomon's song!

Song of Songs 1:1 Meaning and Commentary

Song of Solomon 1:1

The Song of songs, which [is] Solomon's.
] Wrote by Solomon, king of Israel, as the "amanuensis" of the Holy Ghost; and not by Hezekiah and his men, as the Jews say F11: or, "concerning Solomon" {l}; Christ, of whom Solomon was a type; see ( Song of Solomon 3:7 ) ; of his person, excellencies, love to his church, care of her, and concern for her; and of the nearness and communion he admitted her to, and indulged her with the Jews have a saying F13, that wherever the word Solomon is used in this song, the Holy One is meant, the holy God, or Messiah: it is called "the Song of songs", because the most excellent, as the Holy of holies, King of kings which, with the Hebrews, express a superlative; this being more excellent than the one hundred and five songs, written by Solomon, or than any human composure whatever; yea, preferable to all Scriptural songs, as to subject, manner of style, and copiousness of it.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 15. 1.
F12 (hmlvl) "de Solomone", Cocceius.
F13 Maimon. Yesode Hatorah, c. 6. s. 12.

Song of Songs 1:1 In-Context

1 Solomon’s Song of Songs.
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!
4 Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you ; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
5 Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Kings 4:32; Psalms 45 Title