Song of Solomon 4:4

“Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thy necke is like the tower of Dauid builded for an armorie, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mightie men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Your neck is like the tower of David, Built with rows of stones On which are hung a thousand shields, All the round shields of the mighty men.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armory, Whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, All the shields of the mighty men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your neck is like the tower of David made for a store-house of arms, in which a thousand breastplates are hanging, breastplates for fighting-men.
- Basic English Bible

Thy neck is like the tower of David, Built for an armoury: A thousand bucklers hang thereon, All shields of mighty men.
- Darby Bible

Thy neck is like the tower of David built for an armory, on which hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
- Webster's Bible

Your neck is like David's tower built for an armory, whereon a thousand shields hang, all the shields of the mighty men.
- World English Bible

As the tower of David [is] thy neck, built for an armoury, The chief of the shields are hung on it, All shields of the mighty.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thy neck is like the tower of David builded with turrets, whereon there hang a thousand shields, all the armour of the mighty men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 4:4


4:4 Thy neck - This may represent the grace of faith, by which we are united to Christ, as the body is to the head by the neck. By which Christians receive their spiritual food, and consequently their strength and ability for action. The tower - Upright, firm, and strong; and moreover adorned with chains of gold or pearl, or the like ornaments. Of David - Some tower built by David, when he repaired, and enlarged his royal city, and used by him as an armory. Bucklers - Such as are reserved for the use of mighty men. A thousand is put indefinitely for a great number.


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