Song of Solomon 1:5
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New International Version
Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.

New Living Translation
I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem--dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon's tents.

English Standard Version
I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

New American Standard Bible
"I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon.

King James Bible
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Daughters of Jerusalem, I am dark like the tents of Kedar, yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.

International Standard Version
The daughters of Jerusalem, I'm dark and lovely like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

NET Bible
I am dark but lovely, O maidens of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Qedar, lovely like the tent curtains of Salmah.

New Heart English Bible
I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Young women of Jerusalem, I am dark and lovely like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

New American Standard 1977
“I am black but lovely,
            O daughters of Jerusalem,
            Like the tents of Kedar,
            Like the curtains of Solomon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am dark, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, more desirable as the booths of Kedar, as the tents of Solomon.

King James 2000 Bible
I am dark, but lovely, O you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

American King James Version
I am black, but comely, O you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

American Standard Version
I am black, but comely, Oh ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Darby Bible Translation
I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

English Revised Version
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

World English Bible
I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

Young's Literal Translation
Dark am I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:2-6 The church, or rather the believer, speaks here in the character of the spouse of the King, the Messiah. The kisses of his mouth mean those assurances of pardon with which believers are favoured, filling them with peace and joy in believing, and causing them to abound in hope by the power of the Holy Ghost. Gracious souls take most pleasure in loving Christ, and being loved of him. Christ's love is more valuable and desirable than the best this world can give. The name of Christ is not now like ointment sealed up, but like ointment poured forth; which denotes the freeness and fulness of the setting forth of his grace by the gospel. Those whom he has redeemed and sanctified, are here the virgins that love Jesus Christ, and follow him whithersoever he goes, Re 14:4. They entreat him to draw them by the quickening influences of his Spirit. The more clearly we discern Christ's glory, the more sensible shall we be that we are unable to follow him suitably, and at the same time be more desirous of doing it. Observe the speedy answer given to this prayer. Those who wait at Wisdom's gate, shall be led into truth and comfort. And being brought into this chamber, our griefs will vanish. We have no joy but in Christ, and for this we are indebted to him. We will remember to give thanks for thy love; it shall make more lasting impressions upon us than any thing in this world. Nor is any love acceptable to Christ but love in sincerity, Eph 6:24. The daughters of Jerusalem may mean professors not yet established in the faith. The spouse was black as the tents of the wandering Arabs, but comely as the magnificent curtains in the palaces of Solomon. The believer is black, as being defiled and sinful by nature, but comely, as renewed by Divine grace to the holy image of God. He is still deformed with remains of sin, but comely as accepted in Christ. He is often base and contemptible in the esteem of men, but excellent in the sight of God. The blackness was owing to the hard usage that had been suffered. The children of the church, her mother, but not of God, her Father, were angry with her. They had made her suffer hardships, which caused her to neglect the care of her soul. Thus, under the emblem of a poor female, made the chosen partner of a prince, we are led to consider the circumstances in which the love of Christ is accustomed to find its objects. They were wretched slaves of sin, in toil, or in sorrow, weary and heavy laden, but how great the change when the love of Christ is manifested to their souls!
Study Bible
The Bride
4"Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers." "We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you." 5"I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon. 6"Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.…
Cross References
Psalm 120:5
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Song of Solomon 2:7
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."

Song of Solomon 2:14
"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely."

Song of Solomon 3:5
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you will not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."

Song of Solomon 3:10
"He made its posts of silver, Its back of gold And its seat of purple fabric, With its interior lovingly fitted out By the daughters of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 4:3
"Your lips are like a scarlet thread, And your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.

Song of Solomon 5:8
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick."

Song of Solomon 5:16
"His mouth is full of sweetness. And he is wholly desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem."

Song of Solomon 6:4
"You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem, As awesome as an army with banners.

Song of Solomon 8:4
"I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."
Treasury of Scripture

I am black, but comely, O you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

black

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root …

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant …

1 Corinthians 4:10-13 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

comely

Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you …

Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek …

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

Ezekiel 16:14 And your renown went forth among the heathen for your beauty: for …

Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,

Luke 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might …

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

o ye

Psalm 45:9 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand …

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that …

Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

as the tents

Psalm 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

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