New American Standard Bible
"Your head crowns you like Carmel, And the flowing locks of your head are like purple threads; The king is captivated by your tresses.
King James Bible
Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy head upon thee is like Carmel, And the locks of thy head like purple; The king is fettered by thy ringlets!
World English Bible
Your head on you is like Carmel. The hair of your head like purple. The king is held captive in its tresses.
Young's Literal Translation
Thy head upon thee as Carmel, And the locks of thy head as purple, The king is bound with the flowings!
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare and contrast with Sol 5:15. The rendering in the margin takes "Carmel" as the name of a color, equivalent to "carmine" (rendered "crimson" in 2 Chronicles 2:7, 2 Chronicles 2:14; 2 Chronicles 3:14). This interpretation is favored by the parallelism with "purple," but removes a beautiful image.
Purple - A deep violet black.
The king ... - Rather, "A king is bound in the tresses or windings of thy hair." These last words indicate the king's approach.
LibraryChrist Inviting, and the Church Answering the Invitation. Ss 2:14-17.
Christ inviting, and the church answering the invitation. SS 2:14-17. [Hark! the Redeemer from on high Sweetly invites his fav'rites nigh; From caves of darkness and of doubt, He gently speaks, and calls us out. "My dove, who hidest in the rock, Thine heart almost with sorrow broke, Lift up thy face, forget thy fear, And let thy voice delight mine ear. "Thy voice to me sounds ever sweet; My graces in thy count'nance meet; Though the vain world thy face despise, 'Tis bright and comely in mine eyes." …
Isaac Watts—The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts
The Man and the Book.
As a loving hind and a graceful doe, Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.
It will blossom profusely And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God.
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