New International Version
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!
King James Bible
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee.
World English Bible
Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.
Young's Literal Translation
For fragrance are thy perfumes good. Perfume emptied out -- thy name, Therefore have virgins loved thee!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy name is as ointment poured forth - Ointments and perfumes were, and still are, in great request among the Asiatics. They occur constantly in their entertainments. Thy name is as refreshing to my heart, as the best perfumes diffused through a chamber are to the senses of the guests.
Therefore do the virgins love thee - She means herself; but uses this periphrasis through modesty.
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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 …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
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.
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her-- those brought to be with her.
A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
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!
Song of Solomon 6:8
Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number;
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