Song of Solomon 1:16

“Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, thou art faire, my beloued; yea pleasant: also our bedde is greene.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How handsome you are, my beloved, {And} so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: Also our couch is green.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, you are fair, my loved one, and a pleasure; our bed is green.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; Also our bed is green.
- Darby Bible

Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yes, pleasant: also our bed is green.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; and our couch is verdant. Lover
- World English Bible

Lo, thou [art] fair, my love, yea, pleasant, Yea, our couch [is] green,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:16

1:16 Behold - The church here again speaks, and retorts Christ's words; thou, and thou only art fair indeed. Pleasant - As thou art beautiful in thyself, so thou art amiable and pleasant in thy condescention to me. Bed - This seems to denote the place where the church enjoys sweet fellowship with Christ, by his spirit accompanying his ordinances. Green - Is pleasant, as that colour to the eye.

Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Fank
    One ought to love the Lord Jesus on the same 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.
  • Adriano Belotti
    I think the Song of Solomon is true in what loves is all about. Some times we do things that pulls us from what God wants from us and do wat we think God wants us to do. Love is the only thing that God has for us that makes Him forgive us for those things. The same in a marriage. If one makes a mistake ask for forgiveness from your hard as we do to God and be sincere. Love is for eve so is God.

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