Song of Solomon 2:5
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New International Version
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.

New Living Translation
Strengthen me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, for I am weak with love.

English Standard Version
Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love.

New American Standard Bible
"Sustain me with raisin cakes, Refresh me with apples, Because I am lovesick.

King James Bible
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apricots, for I am lovesick.

International Standard Version
Sustain me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, for I'm weak with love.

NET Bible
Sustain me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. The Double Refrain: Embracing and Adjuration

New Heart English Bible
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Strengthen me with raisins and refresh me with apples because I am weak from love.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Stay ye me with dainties, refresh me with apples; For I am love-sick.'

New American Standard 1977
“Sustain me with raisin cakes,
            Refresh me with apples,
            Because I am lovesick.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Sustain me with flagons of wine, strengthen me with apples; for I am sick with love.

King James 2000 Bible
Sustain me with cakes of raisins, refresh me with apples: for I am sick with love.

American King James Version
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

American Standard Version
Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am sick from love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love.

Darby Bible Translation
Sustain ye me with raisin-cakes, Refresh me with apples; For I am sick of love.

English Revised Version
Stay ye me with raisins, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

Webster's Bible Translation
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick with love.

World English Bible
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.

Young's Literal Translation
Sustain me with grape-cakes, Support me with citrons, for I am sick with love.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-7 Believers are beautiful, as clothed in the righteousness of Christ; and fragrant, as adorned with the graces of his Spirit; and they thrive under the refreshing beams of the Sun of righteousness. The lily is a very noble plant in the East; it grows to a considerable height, but has a weak stem. The church is weak in herself, yet is strong in Him that supports her. The wicked, the daughters of this world, who have no love to Christ, are as thorns, worthless and useless, noxious and hurtful. Corruptions are thorns in the flesh; but the lily now among thorns, shall be transplanted into that paradise where there is no brier or thorn. The world is a barren tree to the soul; but Christ is a fruitful one. And when poor souls are parched with convictions of sin, with the terrors of the law, or the troubles of this world, weary and heavy laden, they may find rest in Christ. It is not enough to pass by this shadow, but we must sit down under it. Believers have tasted that the Lord Jesus is gracious; his fruits are all the precious privileges of the new covenant, purchased by his blood, and communicated by his Spirit; promises are sweet to a believer, and precepts also. Pardons are sweet, and peace of conscience sweet. If our mouths are out of taste for the pleasures of sin, Divine consolations will be sweet to us. Christ brings the soul to seek and to find comforts through his ordinances, which are as a banqueting-house where his saints feast with him. The love of Christ, manifested by his death, and by his word, is the banner he displays, and believers resort to it. How much better is it with the soul when sick from love to Christ, than when surfeited with the love of this world! And though Christ seemed to have withdrawn, yet he was even then a very present help. All his saints are in his hand, which tenderly holds their aching heads. Finding Christ thus nigh to her, the soul is in great care that her communion with him is not interrupted. We easily grieve the Spirit by wrong tempers. Let those who have comfort, fear sinning it away.
Study Bible
The Bride
4"He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love. 5"Sustain me with raisin cakes, Refresh me with apples, Because I am lovesick. 6"Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me."…
Cross References
2 Samuel 6:19
Further, he distributed to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread and one of dates and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people departed each to his house.

1 Chronicles 16:3
He distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread and a portion of meat and a raisin cake.

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 7:8
"I said, 'I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its fruit stalks.' Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your breath like apples,

Hosea 3:1
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."
Treasury of Scripture

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