Song of Solomon 1:12
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New International Version
While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.

King James Bible
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance.

World English Bible
While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.

Young's Literal Translation
While the king is in his circle, My spikenard hath given its fragrance.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

While the king sitteth at his table - במסבו bimsibbo, in his circle, probably meaning the circle of his friends at the marriage festivals, or a round table.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the king

Songs 7:5 Your head on you is like Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.

Psalm 45:1 My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Matthew 22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

sitteth

Songs 4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, you south; blow on my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden...

Matthew 22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner...

Matthew 26:26-28 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take...

Luke 24:30-32 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and broke, and gave to them...

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him...

my

Songs 4:13-16 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard...

John 12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair...

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell...

Revelation 8:3,4 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given to him much incense...

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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
Mark 14:3
While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.

John 12:3
Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

Song of Solomon 1:11
We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.

Song of Solomon 4:14
nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.

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