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Song Of Solomon 4:5

    Song of Solomon 4:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy two breasts are like two fawns That are twins of a roe, Which feed among the lilies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Your two breasts are like two young roes of the same birth, which take their food among the lilies.

    Webster's Revision

    Thy two breasts are like two fawns That are twins of a roe, Which feed among the lilies.

    World English Bible

    Your two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a roe, which feed among the lilies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a roe, which feed among the lilies.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 4:5

    Thy two breasts are like two young roes - I have met with many attempts to support this similitude, or rather to show that there is a similitude; but I judge them unworthy of citation. The poet speaks the language of nature; and in a case of this kind, where the impassioned lover attempts to describe the different perfections of his bride, language often fails him, and his comparisons and similitudes are often without strict correctness. In love songs we have heard ladies' necks compared to that of the swan, not only for its whiteness, but also for its length! The description here shows more of nature than of art, which I consider a high recommendation.

    Feed among the lilies - It may be the nipples especially, which the poet compares to the two young roes; and the lilies may refer to the whiteness of the breasts themselves.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 4:5

    4:5 Lillies - In the fields where lillies grow.