Song of Solomon 1:3

“Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Because of the sauour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the virgins loue thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is {like} purified oil; Therefore the maidens love you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thine oils have a goodly fragrance; Thy name is `as' oil poured forth; Therefore do the virgins love thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love.
- Basic English Bible

Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee.
- Darby Bible

Because of the savor of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
- Webster's Bible

Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.
- World English Bible

For fragrance [are] thy perfumes good. Perfume emptied out -- thy name, Therefore have virgins loved thee!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the maidens love thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:3


1:3 Ointments - Because of those excellent gifts and graces of God's Spirit wherewith thou art replenished. Thy name - Thy report, the very mention of thee, and all those things by which thou makest thyself known to men, thy word, particularly thine offers of pardon and salvation to sinners; and all thy works, especially that great work of redemption is most acceptable, and refreshing. The virgins - called the companions of the bride, #Psal 45:14|, particular believers, who are called virgins, #2Cor 11:2 Rev 14:4|, who have their senses exercised to perceive this sweetness and fulness of Christ.


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