Song of Solomon 1:6
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New International Version
Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect.

King James Bible
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Darby Bible Translation
Look not upon me, because I am black; Because the sun hath looked upon me. My mother's children were angry with me: They made me keeper of the vineyards; Mine own vineyard have I not kept.

World English Bible
Don't stare at me because I am dark, because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven't kept my own vineyard.

Young's Literal Translation
Fear me not, because I am very dark, Because the sun hath scorched me, The sons of my mother were angry with me, They made me keeper of the vineyards, My vineyard -- my own -- I have not kept.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because the sun hath looked upon me - The bride gives here certain reasons why she was dark complexioned. "The sun hath looked upon me." I am sunburnt, tanned by the sun; being obliged, perhaps, through some domestic jealously or uneasiness, to keep much without: "My mother's children were angry; they made me keeper of the vineyards." Here the brown complexion of the Egyptians is attributed to the influence of the sun or climate.

My mother's children were angry with me - Acted severely. The bringing of a foreigner to the throne would no doubt excite jealousy among the Jewish females; who, from their own superior complexion, national and religious advantages, might well suppose that Solomon should not have gone to Egypt for a wife and queen, while Judea could have furnished him with every kind of superior excellence.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

look

Ruth 1:19-21 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when they were come to Bethlehem...

because

Job 30:30 My skin is black on me, and my bones are burned with heat.

Jeremiah 8:21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment has taken hold on me.

Lamentations 4:8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin sticks to their bones; it is withered...

Mark 4:6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

my mother's

Psalm 69:8 I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

Jeremiah 12:6 For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes...

Micah 7:6 For the son dishonors the father, the daughter rises up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law...

Matthew 10:22,25,35,36 And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved...

Luke 12:51-53 Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division...

Galatians 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

keeper

Songs 8:11,12 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers...

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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
Psalm 69:8
I am a foreigner to my own family, a stranger to my own mother's children;

Song of Solomon 8:11
Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels of silver.

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