Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 3:6

“ Who is this that commeth out of the wildernes like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrhe and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?”

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Other Translations

Who [is] this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
- King James Version

"What is this coming up from the wilderness Like columns of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all scented powders of the merchant?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all powders of the merchant?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who is this coming out of the waste places like pillars of smoke, perfumed with sweet spices, with all the spices of the trader?
- Basic English Bible

Who is this, [she] that cometh up from the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all powders of the merchant? ...
- Darby Bible

Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
- Webster's Bible

Who is this who comes up from the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all spices of the merchant?
- World English Bible

Who [is] this coming up from the wilderness, Like palm-trees of smoke, Perfumed [with] myrrh and frankincense, From every powder of the merchant?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who is this that cometh up out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 3:6


3:6 Who - The persons speaking seem to be the daughters of Jerusalem, who upon occasion of the bride's speech to them, make this reply. The person spoken of is the spouse. Wilderness - Believers were to be called, not only out of the holy land, which was as the garden of God, but also out of the Gentile - world, which in prophetical writings is frequently described under the notion of a wilderness. Pillars - Being conducted out of the wilderness as by a pillar of smoak going before them, as the Israelites were led through the wilderness to Canaan, by a pillar of cloud and fire. Perfumed - The spouse is said to be thus perfumed, for her excellent virtues and religious services which are pleasant and acceptable to God, and for the merits and graces of Christ, which are a sweet savour to God, wherewith she is enriched and beautified. Of merchants - Which are fetched by the merchants from Arabia, or other remote parts.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 3

  • Pam
    The beauty and private love, desire and longing in this book is indeed so personal and its honest out pouring for all the world to see is shocking in its intimacy. Jamal gottouched a bit on the Lord's Prayer and got me thinking of its equal intensify , beauty and surrender.
  • Luke
    Lol at all of these allegories in the comments... This is about romantic love and there's nothing shameful about it. God endorses the union of people, and this doesn't need to be connected with 1st Thessalonians, Matthew, or Revelation (i.e. the Marriage supper of the lamb in each case) in order to be profound scripture.
  • BSP
    In verse 5 the Shulammite girl was urging that the daughters of Jerusalem not try to awaken love in her for anybody other than her shepherd boy.
  • Great abhieyighan
    this is the best online king james version on the internet
  • Jamal Nettles for verse 4
    How many understands p Heavenly Father in heaven Hallowed be thy name the kingdom come to be with. Her I cannot trust bashes trus tresp I cannot trust bashes trespass against us cleaning on the temptation I am The King of me.
  • Rev. Tim George for verse 3
    The Lord has placed us as watchmen. We are to be looking for our Lord of the vineyard to come, and reward all those who worked in His vineyard for a penny a day. For the Lord will settle accounts with those watchmen, so get busy, and don "t let Him find you sleeping on the job.

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