Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 1:1

“The song of songs, which is Solomons.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The song of songs, which [is] Solomon's.
- King James Version

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Song of songs, which is Solomon's.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
- Basic English Bible

The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
- Darby Bible

The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
- Webster's Bible

The Song of songs, which is Solomon's. Beloved
- World English Bible

The Song of Songs, that [is] Solomon's.
- Youngs Literal Bible

THE SONG of songs, which is Solomon's.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:1


1:1 The song - The most excellent of all songs. And so this might well be called, whether you consider the author of it, who was a great prince, and the wisest of all mortal men; or the subject of it, which is not Solomon, but a greater than Solomon, even Christ, and his marriage with the church; or the matter of it, which is most lofty, containing in it the noblest of all the mysteries contained either in the Old or the New Testament; most pious and pathetical, breathing forth the hottest flames of love between Christ and his people, most sweet and comfortable, and useful to all that read it with serious and Christian eyes.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Kathryn
    Regardless of color. Red, Yellow, Black or Whuite we are all children of the most high God. When I stand next to someone I m not focused on their color I am focused on them being my brother or my sister .
  • Carmen
    Our Lord has great power,praise the lord for thee words Amen
  • Bert Clayton
    No swarthy was out dates so dark was used. Someone else thought they knew more from only academics and said black. Where I'm of English and German decent, "maybe" some indian, maybe. But my dad took a picture with a black man and they looked about the same color. Where when he stays out in the sun, he's get swarthy. I have a Sicilian aunt, she's very dark complected relative to my pale face.
  • Ira L Murphy Sr
    I;VE read others interpartation concearning this book. My beleaf is that i belive it's all about
    CHRIST and his church an the love he had for it.that he gave his life for it. (JOHN;3;16)
  • Alex
    The 2 lovers in Song of Solomon are Christ and the Church,THEY REFER TO EACH OTHER AS HAVING DOVES EYES. DOVES ARE SYMBOLIC OF LOVERS,HUSBAND LOVES YOUR WIVES AS CHRIST LOVE THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIS LIFE FOR IT. REMEMBER THE PRIEST HAD TO WASH 2 DOVES BY RUNNING WATER ( THE JORDAN ) BUT 1 HAD TO BE KILLED AND HIS BLOOD SPRINKLED ON THE LIVING BIRD WHICH IS THE CHURCH.THAT DOVE DESCENDED ON CHRIST.
  • Anne
    Thanks for the above commentary by Matthew Henry which helps to understand the book of Solomon.

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