New International Version
You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
King James Bible
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou art fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
World English Bible
You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast been beautified above the sons of men, Grace hath been poured into thy lips, Therefore hath God blessed thee to the age.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou art fairer than the children of men - By whom are these words spoken? As this is a regular epithalamium, we are to consider that the bride and bridegroom have compliments paid them by those called the friends of the bridegroom, and the companions or maids of the bride. But it seems that the whole Psalm, except the first verse, was spoken by those who are called in the title ידידת yedidoth, the beloved maids, or female companions, who begin with his perfections, and then describe hers. And afterwards there is a prophetical declaration concerning his issue. We may, therefore, consider that what is spoken here is spoken by companions of the bride, or what are called yedidoth in the title. It would be unauthenticated to say Solomon was the most beautiful man in the universe; but to the perfections of the Lord Jesus they may be safely applied.
Grace is poured into thy lips - This probably refers to his speech, or the gracious words which he spoke. Solomon was renowned for wisdom, and especially the wisdom of his conversation. The queen of Sheba came from the uttermost parts of the land to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and so far did she find him exceeding all his fame, that she said one half had not been told her: but behold, a greater than Solomon is here. No man ever spoke like this man, his enemies themselves being judges.
God hath blessed thee for ever - This, I am afraid, could in no sense be ever spoken of Solomon; but of the man Christ Jesus it is strictly true.
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Letter Lxv. To Principia.
All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. "Isn't this Joseph's son?" they asked.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
Song of Solomon 5:10
My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.
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