New International Version
His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh.
King James Bible
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.
Darby Bible Translation
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, raised beds of sweet plants; His lips lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.
World English Bible
His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.
Young's Literal Translation
His cheeks as a bed of the spice, towers of perfumes, His lips are lilies, dropping flowing myrrh,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
His cheeks are as a bed of spices - Possibly meaning a bed in the garden, where odoriferous herbs grew. But it has been supposed to refer to his beard, which in a young well-made man is exceedingly beautiful. I have seen young Turks, who had taken much care of their beards, mustachios, etc., look majestic. Scarcely any thing serves to set off the human face to greater advantage than the beard, when kept in proper order. Females admire it in their suitors and husbands. I have known cases, where they not only despised but execrated Europeans, whose faces were close shaved. The men perfume their beards often; and this may be what is intended by spices and sweet-smelling myrrh.
His lips like lilies - The שושנם shoshannim may mean any flower of the lily kind, such as the rubens lilium, mentioned by Pliny, or something of the tulip kind. There are tints in such flowers that bear a very near resemblance to a fine ruby lip.
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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 1:10
Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
Song of Solomon 5:5
I arose to open for my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh, on the handles of the bolt.
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.
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