Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon 1:3

“Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because of the sauour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the virgins loue thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is {like} purified oil; Therefore the maidens love you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thine oils have a goodly fragrance; Thy name is `as' oil poured forth; Therefore do the virgins love thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love.
- Basic English Bible

Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee.
- Darby Bible

Because of the savor of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
- Webster's Bible

Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.
- World English Bible

For fragrance [are] thy perfumes good. Perfume emptied out -- thy name, Therefore have virgins loved thee!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the maidens love thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:3


1:3 Ointments - Because of those excellent gifts and graces of God's Spirit wherewith thou art replenished. Thy name - Thy report, the very mention of thee, and all those things by which thou makest thyself known to men, thy word, particularly thine offers of pardon and salvation to sinners; and all thy works, especially that great work of redemption is most acceptable, and refreshing. The virgins - called the companions of the bride, #Psal 45:14|, particular believers, who are called virgins, #2Cor 11:2 Rev 14:4|, who have their senses exercised to perceive this sweetness and fulness of Christ.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • BSP
    The loving expressions found in this chapter are good examples of the beautiful and up building speech that should exist in a loving relationship.
  • Donell Whitmore Jr
    The passage is a hidden metaphor on the LOVE between Groom and bride The Marriage , which is the reflection of the body of Christ. Remember the bible is SPIRITUAL, and god takes pleasure not only to those that walk by faith, but to whom follow his wording by having an ear. kingdom principles
  • Lu2677
    This is a romantic love song by Solomon to a woman! Given as an example as how men are suppose to love their wives.
  • Nghia huynh
    I agree with Mary's idea . As I went through the chapters song of songs , there was a female mentioned here, and she was black. And the whole chapters never mentioned God. When we read the Bible that mentioned about the Queen Shiba, I already got my thought that she perhaps became King Salomon's lover and so on.
  • 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.

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