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Song Of Solomon 4:3

    Song of Solomon 4:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your lips are like a thread of scarlet, and your speech is comely: your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within your locks.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, And thy mouth is comely. Thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate Behind thy veil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your red lips are like a bright thread, and your mouth is fair of form; the sides of your head are like pomegranate fruit under your veil.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, And thy mouth is comely. Thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate Behind thy veil.

    World English Bible

    Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy mouth is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind thy veil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 4:3

    Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet - Both lips and cheeks were ruddy; sicut fragmen mali punici - Vulgate. Like the section of a pomegranate, that side cut off on which is the finest blush. This is a good and apt metaphor. But the inside may be referred to, as it is finely streaked with red and white melting into each other. She had beautiful hair, beautiful eyes, beautiful cheeks and lips, and a most pleasing and dulcet voice.

    Within thy locks - See on Sol 4:1((note), and Sol 4:7 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 4:3

    Thy speech is comely - Perhaps, "thy mouth," i. e., the organ of speech.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 4:3

    4:3 Thy speech - Which is added as another ingredient of an amiable person; and to explain the foregoing metaphor. The discourse of believers is edifying and comfortable, and acceptable to God, and to serious men. Temples - Under which he comprehends the cheeks. Pomegranate - In which there is a lovely mixture of red and white.