Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon 1:2

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let him kisse mee with the kisses of his mouth: for thy Loue is better then wine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let him give me the kisses of his mouth: for his love is better than wine.
- Basic English Bible

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine.
- Darby Bible

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
- Webster's Bible

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.
- World English Bible

Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth, For better [are] thy loves than wine.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for thy love is better than wine.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:2


1:2 Let him - The beginning is abrupt; but is suitable to, and usual in writing of this nature, wherein things are not related in an historical and exquisite order, but that which was first done is brought in, as it were accidentally, after many other passages: as we see in Homer, and Virgil, and others. These are the words of the spouse, wherein she breathes forth her passionate love to the bridegroom, whom she does not name; because it was needless, as being so well known to the persons, to whom she speaks, and being the only person who was continually in her thoughts. By kisses, the usual tokens of love and good - will, she means the communications of his love and favour, his graces and comforts breathed into her from the Spirit of Christ. Thy love - This sudden change of the person is frequent, in pathetic discourses. First she speaks of him as absent, but speedily grows into more acquaintance with him, and by ardent desire and faith, embraces him as present. Wine - Than the most delicious meat or drink, or than all sensible delights, one kind being put for all.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Adriano Belotti
    I think the Song of Solomon is true in what loves is all about. Some times we do things that pulls us from what God wants from us and do wat we think God wants us to do. Love is the only thing that God has for us that makes Him forgive us for those things. The same in a marriage. If one makes a mistake ask for forgiveness from your hard as we do to God and be sincere. Love is for eve so is God.
  • AZAGLO DESMOND
    SOLOMON IS TALKING ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIS LIFE.
  • John
    Hi Julian. Read a little more carefully! It 's not King Solomon talking in verse 5, it 's the women who he loves.
  • I believe that this is not intentionally racist, nor is it meant to be taken entirely literally. Very dark flesh in the ancient middle east would 've been slightly exotic, but it also is a common descriptor for evil or sinful ideas and actions. This was a way of saying that not all things dark fall into that category. It was also seen as an allusion to the queen of Sheba by the alchemists of the middle ages and renaissance and a common fantasy of the white European or Anglo was to purify the dark black earthly feminine into its golden white counterpart. One of many ways of describing the process of transmutation from the lead of simple fallen earthly woman to the golden white of the ineffable godhead. Also according to other myths of the time Solomon and the queen of Sheba have a daughter named Bellacarne who is black and white and whose name means "beautiful flesh " roughly translated. I think this proves that it is less to do with race and more to do with a balancing of the two extremes. Beautiful words.
  • Mary
    Salomon is talking about his passionate love for The Queen of Shiba, that resulted is the fall of Israel He loved this woman the same love his father David loved Bashiba, ready to forget his covenant with God for her. And that resulted in his own fall and the all of Israel. I wonder if that would have happened if those priest would have left him love the woman of his heart, that 's all he wanted.
  • William
    Written by solomon,this book was probably inspired by the wife of his youth, Naamah. It is a wonderful book showing the beauty of marital love.

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