Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 1:15

“Behold, thou art faire, my loue: behold, thou art faire, thou hast doues eyes.”

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Other Translations

Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes.
- King James Version

"How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are {like} doves."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold thou art fair; Thine eyes are `as' doves.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, you are fair, my love, you are fair; you have the eyes of a dove.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves.
- Darby Bible

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves. Beloved
- World English Bible

Lo, thou [art] fair, my friend, Lo, thou [art] fair, thine eyes [are] doves!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are as doves.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:15


1:15 Behold - This is the speech of Christ. The words are doubled to manifest his fervent affection for her. Doves eyes - Which are mild and harmless, chaste and faithful. And by the eyes he seems to design both her outward behaviour, and the inward disposition of her mind.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Alex
    The 2 lovers in song are christ and th church but they refer to each other as having doves eyes,husbands love your wives as christ loved the church n gave his life for it.moses commanded them to offer up 2 turtle doves for a leprosy wash them by running water his baptism then 1 had to be killed and his blood sprinkled on the living bird th church then the livin bird was set free thats us sinners
  • 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.

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