Song of Solomon 1:12

“While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth foorth the smell thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"While the king was at his table, My perfume gave forth its fragrance.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

While the king sat at his table, My spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
- American Standard Version (1901)

While the king is seated at his table, my spices send out their perfume.
- Basic English Bible

While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance.
- Darby Bible

While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth its smell.
- Webster's Bible

While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
- World English Bible

While the king [is] in his circle, My spikenard hath given its fragrance.
- Youngs Literal Bible

While the king sat at his table, my spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:12


1:12 The king - My royal husband. Sitteth - With me in his ordinances. Spikenard - The graces of his spirit conferred upon me, here compared to those sweet ointments, which the master of the feast caused to be poured out upon the heads of the guests, #Luke 7:38|, in which ointments, spikenard was a chief ingredient. Sendeth - This denotes the exercise and manifestation of her graces, which is a sweet smelling savour in the nostrils of her husband, and of her companies.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Seelochnie Moonessar
    Hi Dere
    Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine! o what a foretaste of glory divine! heir of salvation, purchase of god, born of his spirit, washed in his blood
    Chorus
    This is my story, this is my song, praising my savior all day long this is my story, this is my song, praising my savior all the day long
    Perfect submission, perfect delight, visions of rapture, perfect delight,
    Visions of rapture now bur
  • Fank
    One ought to love the Lord Jesus on the same level....ie none like Thee
  • David
    That book is amazing to read so many time you never say o my i do not read anymore what aver there it true , God show how to love your Life partner and care for her rest of your life that is there in that Song of Solomon ,
  • BSP
    The loving expressions found in this chapter are good examples of the beautiful and up building speech that should exist in a loving relationship.
  • Lu2677
    This is a romantic love song by Solomon to a woman! Given as an example as how men are suppose to love their wives.
  • Nghia huynh
    I agree with Mary's idea . As I went through the chapters song of songs , there was a female mentioned here, and she was black. And the whole chapters never mentioned God. When we read the Bible that mentioned about the Queen Shiba, I already got my thought that she perhaps became King Salomon's lover and so on.

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