Song of Solomon 4:6
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New International Version
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense.

King James Bible
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

Darby Bible Translation
Until the day dawn, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, And to the hill of frankincense.

World English Bible
Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh, to the hill of frankincense.

Young's Literal Translation
Till the day doth break forth, And the shadows have fled away, I will get me unto the mountain of myrrh, And unto the hill of frankincense.

Song of Solomon 4:6 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Until the day break - Until the morning breeze. See Sol 2:17.

The shadows flee away - Till the sun sets.

Mountain of myrrh - Probably the same as the mountains of Bether, Sol 2:17. Mountains where the trees grew from which myrrh and incense were extracted.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Songs 2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be you like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether.

Malachi 4:2 But to you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth...

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited us,

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place...

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past...

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David...

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Exodus 20:24 An altar of earth you shall make to me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep...

Exodus 30:8,23-26 And when Aaron lights the lamps at even, he shall burn incense on it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations...

Exodus 37:29 And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.

Deuteronomy 12:5,6 But to the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there...

Psalm 66:15 I will offer to you burnt sacrifices of fatted calves, with the incense of rams; I will offer bullocks with goats. Selah.

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains...

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles...

Luke 1:9,10 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord...

Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps...

Library
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

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly reflect on what is contained in it, and you shall find this expression "altogether lovely." First, It excludes all unloveliness and disagreeableness from Jesus Christ. As a theologian long ago said, "There is nothing in him which is not loveable." The excellencies of Jesus Christ are perfectly exclusive of all their opposites; there is nothing of a contrary property or quality found in him to contaminate or devaluate his excellency. And
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:17
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.

Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?

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.

Song of Solomon 8:14
Come away, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the spice-laden mountains.

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