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.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Anne
    Thanks for the above commentary by Matthew Henry which helps to understand the book of Solomon.
  • 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.

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