New International Version
and your mouth like the best wine. She May the wine go straight to my beloved, flowing gently over lips and teeth.
King James Bible
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
Darby Bible Translation
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine, ... That goeth down smoothly for my beloved, And stealeth over the lips of them that are asleep.
World English Bible
Your mouth like the best wine, that goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of those who are asleep.
Young's Literal Translation
And thy palate as the good wine -- 'Flowing to my beloved in uprightness, Strengthening the lips of the aged!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The roof of thy mouth like the best wine - The voice or conversation of the spouse is most probably what is meant.
Causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak - As good wine has a tendency to cause the most backward to speak fluently when taken in moderation; so a sight of thee, and hearing the charms of thy conversation, is sufficient to excite the most taciturn to speak, and even to become eloquent in thy praises.
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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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Christ Appearing to his Church, and Seeking Her Company. Ss 2:8-13.
Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
Song of Solomon 5:16
His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.
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