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Song Of Solomon 1:10

    Song of Solomon 1:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair , Thy neck with strings of jewels.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your face is a delight with rings of hair, your neck with chains of jewels.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair , Thy neck with strings of jewels.

    World English Bible

    Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair, thy neck with strings of jewels

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:10

    Thy cheeks are comely - D'Arvieux has remarked that "the Arabian ladies wear a great many pearls about their necks and caps. They have golds chains about their necks which hang down upon their bosoms with strings of coloured gauze; the gauze itself bordered with zechins and other pieces of gold coin, which hang upon their foreheods and both cheeks. The ordinary women wear small silver coins, with which they cover their forehead-piece like fish scales, as this is one of the principal ornaments of their faces." I have seen their essence bottles ornamented with festoons of aspers, and small pieces of silver pearls, beads, etc. One of these is now before me.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 1:10

    Rows ... borders - The same Hebrew word in both places; ornaments forming part of the bride's head-dress, probably strings of beads or other ornaments descending on the cheeks. The introduction of "jewels" and "gold" in Sol 1:10 injures the sense and destroys the climax of Sol 1:11, which was spoken by a chorus (hence "we," not "I," as when the king speaks, Sol 1:9). They promise the bride ornaments more worthy and becoming than the rustic attire in which she has already such charms for the king: "Ornaments of gold will we make for thee with studs (or 'points') of silver." The "studs" are little silver ornaments which it is proposed to affix to the golden (compare Proverbs 25:12), or substitute for the strung beads of the bride's necklace.