Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; Thine eyes are doves behind thy veil; Thy hair is as a flock of goats, On the slopes of mount Gilead.

New American Standard Bible

"How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil; Your hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Mount Gilead.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

M How beautiful you are, my darling.
How very beautiful!
Behind your veil,
your eyes are doves.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
streaming down Mount Gilead.

International Standard Version

Look at you! You are beautiful, my darling. Look at you! You are so beautiful. Your eyes behind your veil are doves, your hair is like a flock of goats coming down from Mt. Gilead.

American Standard Version

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; Thine eyes are as doves behind thy veil. Thy hair is as a flock of goats, That lie along the side of mount Gilead.

Amplified

How fair you are, my love [he said], how very fair! Your eyes behind your veil [remind me] of those of a dove; your hair [makes me think of the black, wavy fleece] of a flock of [the Arabian] goats which one sees trailing down Mount Gilead [beyond the Jordan on the frontiers of the desert].

Bible in Basic English

See, you are fair, my love, you are fair; you have the eyes of a dove; your hair is as a flock of goats, which take their rest on the side of Gilead.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold thee beautiful, my friend, behold thee beautiful; thine eyes doves' from behind to thy veil: thy hair as a herd of goats which lay down from mount Gilead.

King James 2000

Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes behind your veil: your hair is like a flock of goats, going down from mount Gilead.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Oh my}! You [are] beautiful, my beloved! {Oh my}! You [are] beautiful! Your eyes [are] doves from behind your veil. Your hair [is] like a flock of goats that move down from the mountains of Gilead.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, you are beautiful, My love. Behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are like doves' from behind your veil; your hair is like a flock of goats that appear from Mount Gilead.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O how fair art thou, my love, how fair art thou? Thou hast doves' eyes, beside that which lieth hid within. Thy hairy locks are like the wool of a flock of goats that be shorn on Mount Gilead.

NET Bible

The Lover to His Beloved: Oh, you are beautiful, my darling! Oh, you are beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. Your hair is like a flock of female goats descending from Mount Gilead.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is as a flock of goats, that descend from Mount Gilead.

The Emphasized Bible

HELo! thou art beautiful, my fair one, Lo! thou art beautiful, Thine eyes, are doves, from behind thy veil, - Thy hair, is like a flock of goats, which are reclining on the sides of Mount Gilead:

Webster

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.

World English Bible

Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is as a flock of goats, that descend from Mount Gilead.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, thou art fair, my friend, lo, thou art fair, Thine eyes are doves behind thy veil, Thy hair as a row of the goats That have shone from mount Gilead,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, thou art fair
יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

my love
רעיה 
Ra`yah 
Usage: 9

behold, thou art fair
יפה 
Yapheh 
Usage: 41

thou hast doves'
יונה 
Yownah 
Usage: 31

בּעד 
B@`ad 
at, for, by, over, upon, about, up, through
Usage: 104

צמּה 
Tsammah 
Usage: 4

שׂער שׂער 
Se`ar 
Usage: 28

is as a flock
עדר 
`eder 
Usage: 39

of goats
עז 
`ez 
goat, kid , kid, he, kids
Usage: 73

גּלשׁ 
Galash 
Usage: 2

הר 
Har 
Usage: 544

References

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Context Readings

Groom's Praise Of His Bride

1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; Thine eyes are doves behind thy veil; Thy hair is as a flock of goats, On the slopes of mount Gilead. 2 Thy teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep, Which go up from the washing; Which have all borne twins, And none is barren among them.


Cross References

Song of Songs 1:15

Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves.

Song of Songs 6:5

Turn away thine eyes from me, For they overcome me. Thy hair is as a flock of goats On the slopes of Gilead.

Song of Songs 6:7

As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples Behind thy veil.

Song of Songs 7:5

Thy head upon thee is like Carmel, And the locks of thy head like purple; The king is fettered by thy ringlets!

Micah 7:14

Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine inheritance, dwelling alone in the forest, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

Numbers 32:1

And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had much cattle, a very great multitude; and they saw the land of Jaazer, and the land of Gilead, and behold, the place was a place for cattle.

Numbers 32:40

And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

Psalm 45:11

And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.

Song of Songs 2:10

My beloved spake and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Song of Songs 4:9-10

Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; Thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, With one chain of thy neck.

Song of Songs 5:11-12

His head is as the finest gold; His locks are flowing, black as the raven;

Ezekiel 16:14

And thy fame went forth among the nations for thy beauty; for it was perfect through my magnificence, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls;

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, looking on the glory of the Lord, with unveiled face, are transformed according to the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Lord the Spirit.

Philippians 2:3-5

let nothing be in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

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