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Song Of Solomon 1:3

    Song of Solomon 1:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Because of the smell of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thine oils have a goodly fragrance; Thy name is as oil poured forth; Therefore do the virgins love thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love.

    Webster's Revision

    Thine oils have a goodly fragrance; Thy name is as oil poured forth; Therefore do the virgins love thee.

    World English Bible

    Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the virgins love thee.

    Definitions for Song of Solomon 1:3

    Savour - A smell; taste; odor.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:3

    Thy name is as ointment poured forth - Ointments and perfumes were, and still are, in great request among the Asiatics. They occur constantly in their entertainments. Thy name is as refreshing to my heart, as the best perfumes diffused through a chamber are to the senses of the guests.

    Therefore do the virgins love thee - She means herself; but uses this periphrasis through modesty.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 1:3

    Because ... - Better, For fragrance are thine ointments good, making with the clause that follows two steps of a climax: "thy perfumes are good, thy name the best of all perfumes." "Ointments" here are unguents or fragrant oils largely used for anointing at entertainments (compare Psalm 23:5; Luke 7:46; John 12:3).

    Thy name ... poured forth - As unguents are the sweeter for diffusion, so the king's name the wider it is known.