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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:5 Black - I confess, as to myself, I am contemptible and deformed. She alludes to the complexion of Pharaoh's daughter. Comely - Yet I am glorious within, and comely through the beauty which my husband hath put upon me, by his graces conferred upon me, in justification and sanctification. Daughters - By which she understands particular believers, whose mother, Jerusalem is called, #Gal 4:26|. The tents - Of the wild Arabians, the posterity of Kedar, #Gen 25:13|, who dwelt in tents, and were black and uncomely. The curtains - As the hangings wherewith Solomon's house was furnished, which none can doubt were most beautiful and glorious. So these two last clauses answer to the two first, and that in the same order in which they lie.
Patrick Pollard's comment on 2013-09-20 15:00:34:
Not 'he' is black and beautiful, but 'she is black and beautiful. Note the 1st phrasings from the 'Song of Solomon.
1. The Song of songs, which is Solomon's.
2. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:
for thy love is better than wine.
3. Because of the savor of thy good ointments
thy name is as ointment poured forth,
therefore do the virgins love thee.
4. Draw me, we will run after thee:
the King hath brought me into his chambers:
we will be glad and rejoice in thee,
we will remember thy love more than wine:
the upright love thee.
5. I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,as the tents of Kedar,as the curtains of Solomon.
Chasey's comment on 2013-01-15 04:58:12:
He saying he is black and beautiful.
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