Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 1:12

“ While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth foorth the smell thereof.”

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Other Translations

While the king [sitteth] at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
- King James Version

"While the king was at his table, My perfume gave forth its fragrance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

While the king sat at his table, My spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While the king is seated at his table, my spices send out their perfume.
- Basic English Bible

While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance.
- Darby Bible

While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth its smell.
- Webster's Bible

While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
- World English Bible

While the king [is] in his circle, My spikenard hath given its fragrance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

While the king sat at his table, my spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:12


1:12 The king - My royal husband. Sitteth - With me in his ordinances. Spikenard - The graces of his spirit conferred upon me, here compared to those sweet ointments, which the master of the feast caused to be poured out upon the heads of the guests, #Luke 7:38|, in which ointments, spikenard was a chief ingredient. Sendeth - This denotes the exercise and manifestation of her graces, which is a sweet smelling savour in the nostrils of her husband, and of her companies.


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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