Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

New American Standard Bible

"How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, And the fragrance of your oils Than all kinds of spices!

King James Version

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!

Holman Bible

How delightful your love is, my sister, my bride.
Your love is much better than wine,
and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.

International Standard Version

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride. How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than all kinds of spices.

American Standard Version

How fair is thy love, my sister, my bride! How much better is thy love than wine! And the fragrance of thine oils than all manner of spices!

Amplified

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my [promised] bride! How much better is your love than wine! And the fragrance of your ointments than all spices!

Bible in Basic English

How fair is your love, my sister! How much better is your love than wine, and the smell of your oils than any perfume!

Julia Smith Translation

How beautiful were thy breasts, my sister, O bride! how good were thy breasts above wine, and the odor of thine ointments above all spices.

King James 2000

How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is your love than wine! and the fragrance of your perfume than all spices!

Lexham Expanded Bible

How beautiful is your love, my sister bride! How better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

Modern King James verseion

How fair is your love, My sister, My spouse! How much better is your love than wine, and the smell of your ointments than all spices!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O how fair are thy breasts, my sister, my spouse? Thy breasts are more pleasant than wine, and the smell of thine ointments passeth all spices.

NET Bible

How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine; the fragrance of your perfume is better than any spice!

New Heart 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 manner of spices.

The Emphasized Bible

How beautiful are thy caresses, my sister, bride, - how much more delightful thy caresses, than wine, and the fragrance of thine oils, than all spices:

Webster

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!

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!

Youngs Literal Translation

How wonderful have been thy loves, my sister-spouse, How much better have been thy loves than wine, And the fragrance of thy perfumes than all spices.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יפה 
Yaphah 
Usage: 8

is thy love
דּד דּוד 
Dowd 
דּד דּוד 
Dowd 
Usage: 61
Usage: 61

my sister
אחות 
'achowth 
Usage: 114

my spouse
כּלּה 
Kallah 
Usage: 34

טוב 
Towb 
Usage: 31

יין 
Yayin 
Usage: 140

and the smell
ריח 
Reyach 
Usage: 58

שׁמן 
Shemen 
Usage: 193

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Mountains And Fragrance Of Lebanon

9 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. 10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! How much better is thy love than wine! And the fragrance of thine ointments than all spices! 11 Thy lips, my spouse, drop as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.


Cross References

Song of Songs 1:2-4

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine.

Song of Songs 1:12

While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance.

Song of Songs 3:6

Who is this, she that cometh up from the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all powders of the merchant? ...

Song of Songs 5:5

I rose up to open to my beloved; And my hands dropped with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, Upon the handles of the lock.

Song of Songs 7:6

How fair and how pleasant art thou, my love, in delights!

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Now he that establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God,

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,

Philippians 4:18

But I have all things in full supply and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things sent from you, an odour of sweet savour, an acceptable sacrifice, agreeable to God.

Revelation 5:8

And when it took the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, having each a harp and golden bowls full of incenses, which are the prayers of the saints.

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