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PARALLEL BIBLE - Song of Solomon 4:10
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King James Bible - Song of Solomon 4:10

How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

World English Bible

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all kinds of spices!

Douay-Rheims - Song of Solomon 4:10

How beautiful are thy breasts, my sister, my spouse! thy breasts are more beautiful than wine, and the sweet smell of thy ointments above all aromatical spices.

Webster's Bible Translation

How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thy ointments than all spices!

Original Hebrew

4100 יפו 3302 דדיך 1730 אחתי 269 כלה 3618 מה 4100 טבו 2895 דדיך 1730 מיין 3196 וריח 7381 שׁמניך 8081 מכל 3605 בשׂמים׃ 1314

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SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:10

¡Cuán hermosos son tus amores, hermana, esposa mía! ¡Cuánto mejores que el vino tus amores, y el olor de tus ungí¼entos que todas las especias aromáticas!

Clarke's Bible Commentary - Song of Solomon 4:10

Verse 10. How much better is thy
love - Kydd dodayich; Hebrew. mastoi sou; Septuagint. Ubera tua; Vulgate. "Thy breasts." And so all the versions, except the Chaldee.

Smell of thine ointments - Perfumes.

John Gill's Bible Commentary

Ver. 10. How fair is thy love, [my] sister, my spouse ! etc.] Of these titles, (see Gill on “ Song of Solomon 4:8-9”); and of the love of the church to Christ, (see Gill on “ Song of Solomon 1:3”); here said to be “fair”, lovely and delightful, grateful and acceptable; as it is to Christ, in the several acts and effects of it, and therefore the word is plural, “thy loves” f259 ; being exceeding beautiful in his eye, and extremely well pleasing to him; therefore says, “how fair!” as admiring it, it being hard to say how fair it was; and this appears from the large manifestations of Christ’s love to those that love him; and from his causing all things to work together for the good of such; and from his preparing and laying up things, unseen and unheard of, for them; how much better is thy love than wine ! which is saying the same thing of her love to him she says of his to her, ( Song of Solomon 1:2,4); her love to Christ is more pleasant, more cheering, and more acceptable to him, than the wine of legal sacrifices, or than all burnt offerings; or than any duty whatever, unless that is the principle from whence it flows, ( Mark 12:33,34); and the smell of thine ointments than all spices ! the same with Christ’s ointments, commended ( Song of Solomon 1:3); namely, the graces of the Spirit, which are in Christ without measure, and from him communicated to his people; and when exercised by them, are very delightful to him, and preferred by him to “all spices”: even to all those used in the holy anointing oil, typical of them, ( Exodus 30:23,24).

Matthew Henry Commentary

Christ sets forth the graces of the church. (Song 4:1-7) Christ's love to the church. (Song 4:8-15) The church desires further influences of Divine grace. (Song 4:16)

Song 4:1-7 If each of these comparisons has a meaning applicable to the graces of the church, or of the faithful Christian, they are no clearly known; and great mistakes are made by fanciful guesses. The mountain of myrrh appears to mean the mountain Moriah, on which the temple was built, where the incense was burned, and the people worshipped the Lord. This was his residence till the shadows of the la given to Moses were dispersed by the breaking of the gospel day, an the rising of the Sun of righteousness. And though, in respect of his human nature, Christ is absent from his church on earth, and wil continue to be so till the heavenly day break, yet he is spirituall present in his ordinances, and with his people. How fair and comely ar believers, when justified in Christ's righteousness, and adorned with spiritual graces! when their thoughts, words, and deeds, thoug imperfect, are pure, manifesting a heart nourished by the gospel!

Song 4:8-15 Observe the gracious call Christ gives to the church. I is, 1. A precept; so this is Christ's call to his church to come of from the world. These hills seem pleasant, but there are in them lions dens; they are mountains of the leopards. 2. As a promise; many shal be brought as members of the church, from every point. The church shal be delivered from her persecutors in due time, though now she dwell among lions, Ps. 57:4. Christ's heart is upon his church; his treasur is therein; and he delights in the affection she has for him; it working in the heart, and its works in the life. The odours wherewit the spouse is perfumed, are as the gifts and graces of the Spirit. Love and obedience to God are more pleasing to Christ than sacrifice of incense. Christ having put upon his spouse the white raiment of his ow righteousness, and the righteousness of saints, and perfumed it with holy joy and comfort, he is well pleased with it. And Christ walks in his garden unseen. A hedge of protection is made around, which all the powers of darkness cannot break through. The souls of believers are a gardens enclosed, where is a well of living water, John 4:14; 7:38, the influences of the Holy Spirit. The world knows not these wells of salvation, nor can any opposer corrupt this fountain. Saints in the church, and graces in the saints, are fitly compared to fruits an spices. They are planted, and do not grow of themselves. They ar precious; they are the blessings of this earth. They will be kept to good purpose when flowers are withered. Grace, when ended in glory will last for ever. Christ is the source which makes these garden fruitful; even a well of living waters.

Song 4:16 The church prays for the influences of the blessed Spirit, to make this garden fruitful. Graces in the soul are as spices in thes gardens, that in them which is valuable and useful. The blessed Spirit in his work upon the soul, is as the wind. There is the north wind of conviction, and the south wind of comfort. He stirs up good affections and works in us both to will and to do that which is good. The churc invites Christ. Let him have the honour of all the garden produces, an let us have the comfort of his acceptance of it. We can invite him to nothing but what is his own already. The believer can have no joy of the fruits, unless they redound some way or other to the glory of Christ. Let us then seek to keep separate from the world, as a garde enclosed, and to avoid conformity thereto __________________________________________________________________

Original Hebrew

מה 4100 יפו 3302 דדיך 1730 אחתי 269 כלה 3618 מה 4100 טבו 2895 דדיך 1730 מיין 3196 וריח 7381 שׁמניך 8081 מכל 3605 בשׂמים׃ 1314

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