Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 4:3

“Thy lips are like a threed of scarlet, and thy speach is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy lockes.”

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Other Translations

Thy lips [are] like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech [is] comely: thy temples [are] like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
- King James Version

"Your lips are like a scarlet thread, And your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, And thy mouth is comely. Thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate Behind thy veil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your red lips are like a bright thread, and your mouth is fair of form; the sides of your head are like pomegranate fruit under your veil.
- Basic English Bible

Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, And thy speech is comely; As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples Behind thy veil.
- Darby Bible

Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of pomegranate within thy locks.
- Webster's Bible

Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.
- World English Bible

As a thread of scarlet [are] thy lips, And thy speech [is] comely, As the work of the pomegranate [is] thy temple behind thy veil,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy mouth is comely; thy temples are like a pomegranate split open behind thy veil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 4:3


4:3 Thy speech - Which is added as another ingredient of an amiable person; and to explain the foregoing metaphor. The discourse of believers is edifying and comfortable, and acceptable to God, and to serious men. Temples - Under which he comprehends the cheeks. Pomegranate - In which there is a lovely mixture of red and white.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 4

  • A disciple
    Joshua; the Song of Solomon is a spiritual Book, inspired by the Spirit. Many have stumbled because of their own carnal minds, just as they do over the Book of Ecclesiastes, and so many other Scriptures; because they try to force the Word into their own human understanding, instead of seeking God aright and learning how to wait for Him to give the understanding.
  • Joshua McAdow
    It takes two to tango. God allowed this to happen as a sign to us that romantic love is exciting so much so a whole book is dedicated to it. That does not nullify the fact that it is wrong when not viewed from a place of passion rather a commitment. We all have desires but unless they submit to God it will never prosper.
  • BSP
    In verse 12 the Shulammite is described as a private garden. She was chaste and would not let herself be open to just anyone.
  • Jade Alexandra Larson for verse 7
    Beautiful... Opened my eyes to so many things deep within and around me. Caused a new sense of admiration and appreciation in my heart.
  • Insight 777
    Lebanon is the symbolic love that is sought by Israel in the Song of Solomon. Lebanon is Israel 's sister as they share the same father, Abraham. Lebanon may be shown as a sister because they are the militarily weaker nation that Israel seeks to protect to join in union in a symbolic marriage as contractual allies, treating each other as family. Verse 4, Lebanons neck is compared to a military armory and verse 9 shows that one chain around this armory is seizing and taking away by force, the meaning of ravishing, Israel. This chain may be a portion of Lebanons military or government or an ally of Lebanon that is in opposition to Israel or it could be terrorists that threaten the borders of both Lebanon and Israel. Verse 9, Israel can show Lebanon the lions and leopards outside of Lebanon that want Lebanon as prey. This would be military intel that Israel has. Verse 12, a garden represents peace and the garden of Lebanon is sealed and protected if they join with Israel. Verse 16 may be saying if Lebanon joins with Israel in a contract agreement, Lebanon will be as a strong man, brother, in peace and prosper, no longer viewed as a sister that needs help.
  • TO GOD BE THE GLORY for verse 5
    Many waters can not quench love

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