Song of Solomon 4:13

“Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits, Camphire, with Spikenaed,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy shoots are an orchard of pomegranates, with precious fruits; Henna with spikenard plants,
- American Standard Version (1901)

The produce of the garden is pomegranates; with all the best fruits, henna and spikenard,
- Basic English Bible

Thy shoots are a paradise of pomegranates, with precious fruits; Henna with spikenard plants;
- Darby Bible

Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphor, with spikenard,
- Webster's Bible

Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates, with precious fruits: henna with spikenard plants,
- World English Bible

Thy shoots a paradise of pomegranates, With precious fruits,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy shoots are a park of pomegranates, with precious fruits; henna with spikenard plants,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 4:13


4:13 Plants - Believers, which are planted in thee, are like the plants or fruits of an orchard, which are pleasant to the eye, and delicious to the taste or smell, whereby he signifies the variety and excellency of the gifts and graces in the several members of the church. Spikenard - Which he mentions here with camphire, and in the next verse with saffron, because it is mixed with both these, and being so mixed, yields. the more grateful smell.


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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