Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh.

King James Version

His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

Holman Bible

His cheeks are like beds of spice,
towers of perfume.
His lips are lilies,
dripping with flowing myrrh.

International Standard Version

His cheeks are like beds of spices, like towers of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with liquid myrrh.

American Standard Version

His cheeks are as a bed of spices, As banks of sweet herbs: His lips are as lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Amplified

His cheeks are like a bed of spices or balsam, like banks of sweet herbs yielding fragrance. His lips are like bloodred anemones or lilies distilling liquid [sweet-scented] myrrh.

Bible in Basic English

His face is as beds of spices, giving out perfumes of every sort; his lips like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Darby Translation

His cheeks are as a bed of spices, raised beds of sweet plants; His lips lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

His cheeks are as a bed of aromatic spices, as fragrant flowers; his lips like lilies, dripping sweet smelling myrrh that transcends.

Julia Smith Translation

His cheeks as beds of spices, towers of aromatic herbs: his lips lilies, dropping overflowing myrrh.

King James 2000

His cheeks are like a bed of spices, like sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dripping sweet smelling myrrh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

His cheeks [are] like beds of spice, a tower of fragrances; his lips [are] lilies dripping liquid myrrh.

Modern King James verseion

His cheeks are like a bed of spices, a raised bed of aromatic herbs. His lips are as lilies dropping flowing myrrh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

His cheeks are like a garden bed, wherein the Apothecaries plant all manner of sweet things; His lips are like roses that drop sweet smelling Myrrh.

NET Bible

His cheeks are like garden beds full of balsam trees yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with drops of myrrh.

New Heart English Bible

His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

The Emphasized Bible

His cheeks, like a raised bed of balsam, growing plants of perfume, - His lips, lilies, dripping with myrrh distilling:

Webster

His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet-smelling myrrh.

World English Bible

His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Youngs Literal Translation

His cheeks as a bed of the spice, towers of perfumes, His lips are lilies, dropping flowing myrrh,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
לחי 
L@chiy 
Usage: 21

are as a bed
ערגה ערוּגה 
`aruwgah 
Usage: 4

of spices
בּשׂם בּשׂם 
Besem 
Usage: 29

as sweet
מרקח 
merqach 
Usage: 1

מגדּלה מגדּל 
Migdal 
Usage: 50

שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

שׁושׁנּה שׁשׁן שׁושׁן שׁוּשׁן 
Shuwshan 
Usage: 15

נטף 
Nataph 
Usage: 18

עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

References

Context Readings

Maiden's Praise Of Her Beloved

12 "His eyes are like doves Beside streams of water, Bathed in milk, And reposed in their setting. 13 "His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh. 14 "His hands are rods of gold Set with beryl; His abdomen is carved ivory Inlaid with sapphires.



Cross References

Song of Songs 1:10

"Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of beads."

Song of Songs 2:1

"I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys."

Song of Songs 6:2

"My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To pasture his flock in the gardens And gather lilies.

Psalm 4:6-7

Many are saying, "Who will show us any good?" Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!

Psalm 27:4

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Psalm 89:15

How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.

Song of Songs 3:6

"What is this coming up from the wilderness Like columns of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all scented powders of the merchant?

Song of Songs 4:11

"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Song of Songs 5:5

"I arose to open to my beloved; And my hands dripped with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, On the handles of the bolt.

Isaiah 50:4

The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.

Isaiah 50:6

I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.

Luke 4:22

And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"

Revelation 21:23

And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.

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