Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 4:4

“Thy necke is like the tower of Dauid builded for an armorie, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mightie men.”

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Other Translations

Thy neck [is] like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
- King James Version

"Your neck is like the tower of David, Built with rows of stones On which are hung a thousand shields, All the round shields of the mighty men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armory, Whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, All the shields of the mighty men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your neck is like the tower of David made for a store-house of arms, in which a thousand breastplates are hanging, breastplates for fighting-men.
- Basic English Bible

Thy neck is like the tower of David, Built for an armoury: A thousand bucklers hang thereon, All shields of mighty men.
- Darby Bible

Thy neck is like the tower of David built for an armory, on which hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
- Webster's Bible

Your neck is like David's tower built for an armory, whereon a thousand shields hang, all the shields of the mighty men.
- World English Bible

As the tower of David [is] thy neck, built for an armoury, The chief of the shields are hung on it, All shields of the mighty.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy neck is like the tower of David builded with turrets, whereon there hang a thousand shields, all the armour of the mighty men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 4:4


4:4 Thy neck - This may represent the grace of faith, by which we are united to Christ, as the body is to the head by the neck. By which Christians receive their spiritual food, and consequently their strength and ability for action. The tower - Upright, firm, and strong; and moreover adorned with chains of gold or pearl, or the like ornaments. Of David - Some tower built by David, when he repaired, and enlarged his royal city, and used by him as an armory. Bucklers - Such as are reserved for the use of mighty men. A thousand is put indefinitely for a great number.


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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