New International Version
Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies.
King James Bible
Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
Darby Bible Translation
Thy two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, Which feed among the lilies.
World English Bible
Your two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a roe, which feed among the lilies.
Young's Literal Translation
Thy two breasts are as two fawns, Twins of a roe, that are feeding among lilies.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy two breasts are like two young roes - I have met with many attempts to support this similitude, or rather to show that there is a similitude; but I judge them unworthy of citation. The poet speaks the language of nature; and in a case of this kind, where the impassioned lover attempts to describe the different perfections of his bride, language often fails him, and his comparisons and similitudes are often without strict correctness. In love songs we have heard ladies' necks compared to that of the swan, not only for its whiteness, but also for its length! The description here shows more of nature than of art, which I consider a high recommendation.
Feed among the lilies - It may be the nipples especially, which the poet compares to the two young roes; and the lilies may refer to the whiteness of the breasts themselves.
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LibrarySong 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
What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
A loving doe, a graceful deer-- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.
Song of Solomon 2:16
My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.
Song of Solomon 6:2
My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.
Song of Solomon 6:3
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies.
Song of Solomon 7:3
Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle.
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