Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 2:12

“The flowers appeare on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
- King James Version

'The flowers have {already} appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning {the vines,} And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing `of birds' is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The flowers are come on the earth; the time of cutting the vines is come, and the voice of the dove is sounding in our land;
- Basic English Bible

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;
- Darby Bible

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
- Webster's Bible

The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
- World English Bible

The flowers have appeared in the earth, The time of the singing hath come, And the voice of the turtle was heard in our land,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 2:12


2:12 The flowers - The communications of God's grace, the gifts, and graces, and comforts of the Holy Spirit, are vouchsafed unto, and appear in believers, as buds and blossoms do in the spring. The turtle - This seems particularly to be mentioned because it not only gives notice of the spring, but aptly represents the Spirit of God, which even the Chaldee paraphrast understands by this turtle, which appeared in the shape of a dove, and which worketh a dove - like meekness, and chastity, and faithfulness, in believers.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 2

  • Gulley Swen
    Like light in darkness so is the one(chosen) by God is among the worldly children of this age. Brethren let us be careful. Jesus encouraged us that our light should shine before them so they can turn to the father for repentance, please let your life style encourage others to come to Christ than you are a rose among thorns very precious before God.
  • BSP
    In verse 2 the shepherd boy referred to her as a "lily among thorns" showing that he viewed her as one of a kind.
  • Allocius
    I prefer to have more explanation of the verses 15 which talk about the foxes
  • Venkatesh
    Plz tell me what about sharon present which country is it
  • Insight 777
    Verse 1, lily of the valley is very poisonous and must be treated aggressively to survive its deadly effects.
  • Felix Tetteh for verse 7
    The gazelle is a graceful animal, just like the deer, when you excite it and it begins to ran, you cannot tame it. So is love, one should be ready and well prepared before going into love.

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