This book is one of the Five Megillot, a collection of short books, together with Book of Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther, within the Ketuvim, the third and the last part of the Hebrew Bible. 2012. [4], The woman consents to the man's call (verses 9-15), leading to a closure in 5:1. SheHow right they are to adore you! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Each has its twin; not one of them is alone. Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely. "... that its spices may flow out. G [15] The man is asking his bride not to go with him to Lebanon but to come with him from Lebanon, which is a 'figurative allusion to the general unapproachableness' of the woman. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. (AD)13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates(AE)    with choice fruits,    with henna(AF) and nard,14     nard and saffron,    calamus and cinnamon,(AG)    with every kind of incense tree,    with myrrh(AH) and aloes(AI)    and all the finest spices. Modern English Version (MEV) groups this chapter into: The beginning (verse 1a) and the end (verse 8a) of this part contain repeated lines that 'frame an address of endearment': "my darling/[my] bride. "[11] Verses 1-7 contain the man's waṣf or descriptive poem of his female lover from head to breast, using imagery of flora and fauna, with a few of 'fortifications and military weapons'. You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. {\displaystyle {\mathfrak {G}}} [18] Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. Oh, how beautiful! Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense. Shir Hashirim - Song of Songs - Chapter 4 (Judaica Press), Song of Solomon Chapter 4 King James Version,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. 16 Awake, north wind,    and come, south wind!Blow on my garden,(AM)    that its fragrance(AN) may spread everywhere.Let my beloved(AO) come into his garden    and taste its choice fruits.(AP). {\displaystyle {\mathfrak {G}}} (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. This verse depicts the danger and the woman's inaccessibility (cf. Song of Songs 4 (abbreviated as Song 4) is the fourth chapter of the Song of Songs in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Song 2:14). Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies. 4 Your neck is as beautiful as the tower of David, jeweled with the shields of a thousand heroes. Let my beloved come ...)[25] opens the fifth chapter in the Vulgate version, while most other versions and translations open that chapter with the man's response ("I have come into my garden")[26], Male: First descriptive poem and call to come along (4:1-8). of Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead. ")[23] The next phrase, "Veniat dilectus meus ..."[24] (transl. Scripture quoted by permission. [4] Verses 2 and 5 begin and end this imagery with comparisons with animals, such as sheep and fawns, whereas verses 6-8 focus on the desire of the male speaker to visit "the mountain of myrrh" and to be joined there by his partner, expressing his desire in terms of a sensual pursuit with his lover's body as a mountain on which he finds perfumes. Your eyes behind your veil are doves. [5][a] Some fragments containing parts of this chapter were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls: 4Q106 (4QCanta); 30 BCE-30 CE; extant verses 1–7), and 4Q107 (4QCantb); 30 BCE-30 CE; extant verses 1–3, 8-11, 14–16). Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits. How much more pleasing is your love than wine,(X)and the fragrance of your perfume(Y)    more than any spice!11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;    milk and honey are under your tongue. The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain. (F)Your temples behind your veil    are like the halves of a pomegranate. How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. "Lebanon": located north of Israel in modern-day Lebanon and Syria; "Spouse" or "bride" together with "sister" (. the use in the sacrificial ritual, Leviticus 22:20–21, 25: Deuteronomy 17:1), which is similar to the reference to Absalom (2 Samuel 14:25) or Daniel and his three [12] Hess notes that this reflects 'the fundamental value of God's creation as good and the human body as a key part of that creation, whether at the beginning (Genesis 1:26–28) or redeemed in the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:42, 44)'. Jewish tradition views Solomonas the author of this book, and this attribution influences the acceptance of this book as a canonical text, although this is at present largely disputed. (AJ)15 You are[b] a garden(AK) fountain,(AL)    a well of flowing water    streaming down from Lebanon. Some early manuscripts containing the text of this chapter in Hebrew are of the Masoretic Text, which includes the Codex Leningradensis (1008). G All rights reserved. nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices. (AA)12 You are a garden(AB) locked up, my sister, my bride;(AC)    you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. [19], This section is a part of a dialogue concerning 'seduction and consummation' (until 5:1), where here the man seduces the woman, with extravagant imagery of food and flowers/herbs. You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. You have become the Promised Land of Jesus Christ. 4 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard. {\displaystyle {\mathfrak {G}}} Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate. (U)10 How delightful(V) is your love(W), my sister, my bride! [1][2] This book is one of the Five Megillot, a collection of short books, together with Book of Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther, within the Ketuvim, the third and the last part of the Hebrew Bible. (L)6 Until the day breaks    and the shadows flee,(M)I will go to the mountain of myrrh(N)    and to the hill of incense.7 You are altogether beautiful,(O) my darling;    there is no flaw(P) in you. $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Your neck is like the tower of David, built with courses of stone ; on it hang a thousand shields, all of … [3] This chapter contains the man's descriptive poem of the woman's body and the invitation to be together which is accepted by the woman.[4]. The original text is written in Hebrew language. [4], The Vulgate version of the fourth chapter ends on "... et fluant aromata illius. Salem Media Group. Oh, how beautiful! friends in the court of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1:4).[13]. (Z)The fragrance of your garments    is like the fragrance of Lebanon.