Song of Solomon 8:6

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Set mee as a seale vpon thine heart, as a seale vpon thine arme: for loue is strong as death, iealousie is cruel as the graue: the coales thereof are coales of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The {very} flame of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as Sheol; The flashes thereof are flashes of fire, A very flame of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put me as a sign on your heart, as a sign on your arm; love is strong as death, and wrath bitter as the underworld: its coals are coals of fire; violent are its flames.
- Basic English Bible

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as Sheol: The flashes thereof are flashes of fire, Flames of Jah.
- Darby Bible

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals of it are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
- Webster's Bible

Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a very flame of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

Set me as a seal on thy heart, as a seal on thine arm, For strong as death is love, Sharp as Sheol is jealousy, Its burnings [are] burnings of fire, a flame of Jah!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as the grave; the flashes thereof are flashes of fire, a very flame of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 8:6


8:6 Set me - These are undoubtedly the words of the bride. Let thy heart be constantly set upon me. He seems to allude to the engraven tablets which are frequently worn upon the breast, and to the signet on a man's arm or hand, which they prized at a more than ordinary rate, and which are continually in their sight. For love - My love to thee. Jealousy - Or, zeal; my ardent love to thee. Cruel - Heb. hard, grievous and terrible, and sometimes ready to overwhelm me; therefore have pity upon me, and do not leave me. Fire - It burns and melts my heart like fire.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 8

  • BSP
    Verse 4: She did not want to be pressured into courting or loving someone. She wanted these feelings to come naturally and at the right time.
  • Rhonda
    Many waters cannot quench love.
  • Maria Baker
    Song of Songs is the most praiseworthy, most excellent, and most highly treasured among the songs.it speaks of Love 's great victory over all temperatures to infidelity.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 1, Israel is acknowledging that they share the same father as Lebanon but not the same mother. There would be no differences in faith or belief if they both had the same mother. They would treat each other as true brothers. Verse 2 they could share military defense as family. Verse 4, Israel is asking that none force themselves upon Lebanon until Lebanon is ready, until Lenbanon has decided what THEY want. Verse 6 is asking Lebanon to be an ally, not to be jealous of Israel because jealosy fans the coals of war. Verse 7, there is safety in unity and even if the many waters of common enemies approach, they will be defeated. The little sister is the border-wall that stands between them that can not nurture the future on her own. Verse 9, If joined together both nations, Israel and Lebanon, will prosper economically and in security.
  • William Jurie for verse 10
    "I am a wall, " He is our protector in times when the storms of this world try to sweep us away. "and my breasts like towers " When Jesus find us He became a tower where we hide ourselves and feed us with His Word like a mother feeding her baby no matter if the place where she is the wind is blowing she will turn her back to the side of the wind whilst feeding her baby. "then was I in his eyes as one that found favour. " Whenever a mother breastfeeds her child her eyes will be upon the baby, in the same way when we look up to our Lord each day we realize than we have found favour from God to save us with His precious blood that was spilled on the cross so that we may be saved. His eyes reflects the favour we received from Him.
  • This passage in the Song of Solomon is the strongest evidence that God is Love and Love is God; and that both are eternal.

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