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Song Of Solomon 5:4

    Song of Solomon 5:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door , And my heart was moved for him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My loved one put his hand on the door, and my heart was moved for him.

    Webster's Revision

    My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door , And my heart was moved for him.

    World English Bible

    My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my heart was moved for him.

    Definitions for Song of Solomon 5:4

    Bowels - Inward parts; affections.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:4

    My beloved put in his hand - If it were a real scene, which is mentioned in this and the two following verses, it must refer, from the well-known use of the metaphors, to matrimonial endearments. Or, it may refer to his attempts to open the door, when she hesitated to arise, on the grounds mentioned Sol 5:3. But this also bears every evidence of a dream.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 5:4

    Put in his hand - Through (literally "from") the hole (of the lock), in order to raise the pins by which the bolt was fastened. The Oriental lock is a hollow piece of wood attached to the doorpost, into which a sliding-bolt is made to run. As soon as the bolt has been driven home a number of pins drop into holes prepared in it for their reception. To raise these pins, and so enable the bolt to be withdrawn, is to unfasten the lock. This is commonly done by means of the key (literally "opener"), but may often be accomplished by the fingers if dipped in paste or some other adhesive substance. For such a purpose the beloved inserts his fingers here anointed with the costly unguent, which will presently distil on those of the bride when she rises to open to him.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 5:4

    5:4 By the hole - He assayed to open the door. When his word would not prevail, his spirit, which is called the finger of God, Luke 11:20, wrought inwardly upon my conscience. Were moved - With compassion for him and his sufferings, and with affection to him.