Context12His eyes are like doves
Beside streams of water,
Bathed in milk,
And reposed in their setting.
13His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
14His hands are rods of gold
15His legs are pillars of alabaster
16His mouth is full of sweetness.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
His eyes are like doves beside the water-brooks, Washed with milk, and fitly set.
His eyes as doves upon brooks of waters, which are washed with milk, and sit beside the plentiful streams.
Darby Bible Translation
His eyes are like doves by the water-brooks, Washed with milk, fitly set;
English Revised Version
His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks; washed with milk, and fitly set.
Webster's Bible Translation
His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.
World English Bible
His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.
Young's Literal Translation
His eyes as doves by streams of water, Washing in milk, sitting in fulness.
LibrarySong of Songs
The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Christ Dwells in Heaven, but visits on Earth. Ss 6:1-3,12.
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