New International Version
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine.
King James Bible
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
Darby Bible Translation
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine.
World English Bible
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.
Young's Literal Translation
Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth, For better are thy loves than wine.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let him kiss me, etc. - She speaks of the bridegroom in the third person, to testify her own modesty, and to show him the greater respect.
Thy love is better than wine - The versions in general translate דדיך dodeyca, thy breasts; and they are said to represent, spiritually, the Old and New Testaments.
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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 …
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Song of Solomon 1:4
Take me away with you--let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. Friends We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. She How right they are to adore you!
Song of Solomon 4:10
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!
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