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Song Of Solomon 4:11

    Song of Solomon 4:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy lips, O my bride, drop as the honeycomb: Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your lips are dropping honey; honey and milk are under your tongue; and the smell of your clothing is like the smell of Lebanon.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy lips, O my bride, drop as the honeycomb: Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

    World English Bible

    Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy lips, O my bride, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 4:11

    Thy lips - drop as the honey-comb - Thy words are as delicious to my heart as the first droppings of the honey-comb are to the palate.

    Honey and milk are under thy tongue - Eloquence and persuasive speech were compared among the ancients to honey and milk.

    Thus Homer, Iliad, lib. i., ver. 247: -

    Τοισι δε Νεστωρ

    Ηδυεπης ανορουσε, λιγυς Πυλιων αγορητης.

    Του και απο γλωσσης μελιτος γλυκιων ῥεεν αυδη.

    Experienced Nestor, in persuasion skill'd,

    Words sweet as honey from his lips distill'd.

    But the figure is common to all writers and languages. A similar expression will be seen in the Gitagovinda.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 4:11

    Honeycomb - literally, Thy lips distill a dropping (of pure honey). Compare the marginal references.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 4:11

    4:11 Thy lips - Thy speeches both to me in prayer and praises, and to men for their edification, are highly acceptable to me. Milk - Words more sweet and comfortable than honey or milk. Garments - Of that righteousness wherewith I have adorned thee. Lebanon - Which was very sweet and grateful in regard of the great numbers of sweet - smelling spices and trees which grow on that mountain.