Song of Solomon 1:2
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English Standard Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;

King James Bible
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

American Standard Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth: for thy breasts are better than wine,

English Revised Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

It is further said of Koheleth, that he put forth efforts not only to find words of a pleasant form, but, above all, of exact truth: "Koheleth strove to find words of pleasantness, and, written in sincerity, words of truth." The unconnected beginning biqqesh Koheleth is like dibbarti ani, Ecclesiastes 1:16, etc., in the book itself. Three objects follow limtso. But Hitz. reads the inf. absol. וכתוב instead of וכתוּב, and translates: to find pleasing words, and correctly to write words of truth. Such a continuance of the inf. const. by the inf. absol. is possible; 1 Samuel 25:26, 1 Samuel 25:31. But why should וכתוב not be the continuance of the finite (Aq., Syr.), as e.g., at Ecclesiastes 8:9, and that in the nearest adverbial sense: et scribendo quidem sincere verba veritatis, i.e., he strove, according to his best knowledge and conscience, to write true words, at the same time also to find out pleasing words; thus sought to connect truth as to the matter with beauty as to the manner? Vechathuv needs no modification in its form. But it is not to be translated: and that which was right was written by him; for the ellipsis is inadmissible, and כתוב מן is not correct Heb. Rightly the lxx, καὶ γεγραμμένον εὐθύτητος. כּתוּב signifies "written," and may also, as the name of the Hagiographa כּתוּבים shows, signify "a writing;" kakathuvah, 2 Chronicles 30:5, is equals "in accordance with the writing;" and belo kǎkathuv, 2 Chronicles 30:18, "contrary to the writing;" in the post-bibl. the phrase אמר הכּתוּב equals ἡ γραφὴ λέγει, is used. The objection made by Ginsburg, that kathuv never means, as kethav does, "a writing," is thus nugatory. However, we do not at all here need this subst. meaning, וכתוב is neut. particip., and ישׁר certainly not the genit., as the lxx renders (reading וּכתוּב), but also not the nom. of the subj. (Hoelem.), but, since ישׁר is the designation of a mode of thought and of a relation, the accus. of manner, like veyashar, Psalm 119:18; emeth, Psalm 132:11; emunah, Psalm 119:75. Regarding the common use of such an accus. of the nearer definition in the passive part., vid., Ewald, 284c. The asyndeton vechathuv yosher divre emeth is like that at Ecclesiastes 10:1, mehhochmah michvod. That which follows limtso we interpret as its threefold object. Thus it is said that Koheleth directed his effort towards an attractive form (cf. avne-hephets, Isaiah 54:12); but, before all, towards the truth, both subjectively (ישׁר) and objectively (אמת), of that which was formulated and expressed in writing.

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Songs 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Songs 8:1 O that you were as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find you without, I would kiss you; yes...

Genesis 26:26,27 Then Abimelech went to him from Gerar, and Ahuzzath one of his friends, and Phichol the chief captain of his army...

Genesis 29:11 And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.

Genesis 45:15 Moreover he kissed all his brothers, and wept on them: and after that his brothers talked with him.

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little...

Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran...

Acts 21:7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brothers, and stayed with them one day.

1 Peter 5:14 Greet you one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.

thy love

Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in you...

Songs 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Songs 4:10 How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is your love than wine! and the smell of your ointments than all spices!

Songs 7:6,9,12 How fair and how pleasant are you, O love, for delights!...

Songs 8:2 I would lead you, and bring you into my mother's house, who would instruct me...

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 63:3-5 Because your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you...

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees...

Isaiah 55:1,2 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat...

Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take...

Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:4
Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. Others We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.

Song of Solomon 4:10
How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

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