Song of Solomon 1:1
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New International Version
Solomon's Song of Songs.

King James Bible
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

Darby Bible Translation
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

World English Bible
The Song of songs, which is Solomon's. Beloved

Young's Literal Translation
The Song of Songs, that is Solomon's.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The song of songs - A song of peculiar excellence. See the Introduction. The rabbins consider this superior to all songs. Ten songs, says the Tarpon, have been sung; but this excels them all.

1. The first was sung by Adam when his sin was pardoned.

2. The second was sung by Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea.

3. The third was sung by the Israelites when they drank of the rock in the wilderness.

4. The fourth was sung by Moses when summoned to depart from this world.

5. The fifth was sung by Joshua when the sun and moon stood still.

6. The sixth was sung by Deborah and Barak after the defeat of Sisera.

7. The seventh was sung by Hannah when the Lord promised her a son.

8. The eighth was sung by David for all the mercies given him by God.

9. The ninth is the present, sung in the spirit of prophecy by Solomon.

10. The tenth is that which shall be sung by the children of Israel when restored from their captivities. See the Targum.

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1 Kings 4:32 And he spoke three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

Song 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

Cross References
1 Kings 4:32
He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five.

Song of Solomon 1:2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine.

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