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Song Of Solomon 6:5

    Song of Solomon 6:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me: your hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Turn away thine eyes from me, For they have overcome me. Thy hair is as a flock of goats, That lie along the side of Gilead.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your eyes be turned away from me; see, they have overcome me; your hair is as a flock of goats which take their rest on the side of Gilead.

    Webster's Revision

    Turn away thine eyes from me, For they have overcome me. Thy hair is as a flock of goats, That lie along the side of Gilead.

    World English Bible

    Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats, that lie along the side of Gilead.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me. Thy hair is as a flock of goats, that lie along the side of Gilead.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 6:5

    Turn away thine eyes - As the sight of so many fires after night was extremely dazzling, and the eye could not bear the sight, so the look of the bride was such as pierced the heart, and quite overwhelmed the person who met it. Hence the bridegroom naturally cries out, "Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me."

    Thy hair is as a flock of goats - See on Sol 4:1((note).

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 6:5

    Even for the king the gentle eyes of the bride have an awe-striking majesty. Such is the condescension of love. Now follows Sol 6:5-7 the longest of the repetitions which abound in the Song, marking the continuance of the king's affection as when first solemnly proclaimed Sol 4:1-6. The two descriptions belong, according to some (Christian) expositors, to the Church of different periods, e. g. to the primitive Church in the splendor of her first vocation, and to the Church under Constantine; other (Jewish) expositors apply them to "the congregation of Israel" under the first and second temples respectively.