Song of Solomon 1:9
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New American Standard Bible
"To me, my darling, you are like My mare among the chariots of Pharaoh.

King James Bible
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

Darby Bible Translation
I compare thee, my love, To a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.

World English Bible
I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.

Young's Literal Translation
To my joyous one in chariots of Pharaoh, I have compared thee, my friend,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

This and the next Cant. 1:15-2:7 sections are regarded by ancient commentators (Jewish and Christian) as expressing "the love of espousals" Jeremiah 2:2 between the Holy One and His Church, first in the wilderness of the Exodus, and then in the wilderness of the world Ezekiel 20:35-36.

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Or, to a mare of mine in the chariots of Pharaoh I liken thee, O my friend. (The last word is the feminine form of that rendered "friend" at Sol 5:16.) The comparison of the bride to a beautiful horse is singularly like one in Theocritus, and some have conjectured that the Greek poet, having read at Alexandria the Septuagint Version of the Song, may have borrowed these thoughts from it. If so, we have here the first instance of an influence of sacred on profane literature. The simile is especially appropriate on the lips, or from the pen, of Solomon, who first brought horses and chariots from Egypt 1 Kings 10:28-29. As applied to the bride it expresses the stately and imposing character of her beauty.

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2 Chronicles 1:16
Solomon's horses were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king's traders procured them from Kue for a price.

2 Chronicles 1:17
They imported chariots from Egypt for 600 shekels of silver apiece and horses for 150 apiece, and by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.

Song of Solomon 1:15
"How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves."

Song of Solomon 2:10
"My beloved responded and said to me, 'Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, And come along.

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