Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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!

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!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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!

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 You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride.
You have captured my heart with one glance of your eyes,
with one jewel of your necklace.
10 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.
11 Your lips drip sweetness like the honeycomb, my bride.
Honey and milk are under your tongue.
The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.


Cross References

Song of Songs 1:2-4

W Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is more delightful than wine.

Song of Songs 1:12

W While the king is on his couch,
my perfume releases its fragrance.

Song of Songs 3:6

N What is this coming up from the wilderness
like columns of smoke,
scented with myrrh and frankincense
from every fragrant powder of the merchant?

Song of Songs 5:5

I rose to open for my love.
My hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with flowing myrrh
on the handles of the bolt.

Song of Songs 7:6

How beautiful you are and how pleasant,
my love, with such delights!

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

Now it is God who strengthens us, with you, in Christ and has anointed us.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided—a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Revelation 5:8

When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

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