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Song Of Solomon 5:13

    Song of Solomon 5:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    His cheeks are as a bed of spices, As banks of sweet herbs: His lips are as lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    His face is as beds of spices, giving out perfumes of every sort; his lips like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

    Webster's Revision

    His cheeks are as a bed of spices, As banks of sweet herbs: His lips are as lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

    World English Bible

    His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as banks of sweet herbs: his lips are as lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

    Definitions for Song of Solomon 5:13

    Flowers - Menstrual flow, blood.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:13

    His cheeks are as a bed of spices - Possibly meaning a bed in the garden, where odoriferous herbs grew. But it has been supposed to refer to his beard, which in a young well-made man is exceedingly beautiful. I have seen young Turks, who had taken much care of their beards, mustachios, etc., look majestic. Scarcely any thing serves to set off the human face to greater advantage than the beard, when kept in proper order. Females admire it in their suitors and husbands. I have known cases, where they not only despised but execrated Europeans, whose faces were close shaved. The men perfume their beards often; and this may be what is intended by spices and sweet-smelling myrrh.

    His lips like lilies - The שושנם shoshannim may mean any flower of the lily kind, such as the rubens lilium, mentioned by Pliny, or something of the tulip kind. There are tints in such flowers that bear a very near resemblance to a fine ruby lip.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 5:13

    Sweet flowers - Better as in the margin, i. e., plants with fragrant leaves and flowers trained on trellis-work.

    Like lilies - Are lilies dropping liquid myrrh (see the Sol 5:5 note). Perhaps the fragrance of the flowers, or the delicate curl of the lip-like petals, is here the point of comparison, rather than the color.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 5:13

    5:13 Cheeks - His face or countenance, an eminent part whereof is the cheeks. Spices - Of aromatic flowers which delight both the eye with a pleasant prospect, and the smell with their fragrancy. Lillies - Beautiful and pleasant.