Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 1:3

“Because of the sauour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the virgins loue thee.”

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Other Translations

Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name [is as] ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
- King James Version

"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

  • 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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