Song of Solomon 7:6
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New International Version
How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights!

New Living Translation
Oh, how beautiful you are! How pleasing, my love, how full of delights!

English Standard Version
How beautiful and pleasant you are, O loved one, with all your delights!

New American Standard Bible
"How beautiful and how delightful you are, My love, with all your charms!

King James Bible
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How beautiful you are and how pleasant, my love, with such delights!

International Standard Version
How beautiful and lovely you are, you are love with its exquisite delights.

NET Bible
How beautiful you are! How lovely, O love, with your delights!

New Heart English Bible
How beautiful and how pleasant you are, love, for delights.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How beautiful and charming you are, my love, with your elegance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

New American Standard 1977
“How beautiful and how delightful you are,
            My love, with all your charms!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

King James 2000 Bible
How fair and how pleasant are you, O love, for your delights!

American King James Version
How fair and how pleasant are you, O love, for delights!

American Standard Version
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How beautiful art thou, and how comely, my dearest, in delights!

Darby Bible Translation
How fair and how pleasant art thou, [my] love, in delights!

English Revised Version
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

Webster's Bible Translation
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

World English Bible
How beautiful and how pleasant you are, love, for delights!

Young's Literal Translation
How fair and how pleasant hast thou been, O love, in delights.
Study Bible
Admiration by the Bridegroom
5"Your head crowns you like Carmel, And the flowing locks of your head are like purple threads; The king is captivated by your tresses. 6"How beautiful and how delightful you are, My love, with all your charms! 7"Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:15
"How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves."

Song of Solomon 1:16
"How handsome you are, my beloved, And so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!

Song of Solomon 4:10
"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!

Song of Solomon 7:7
"Your stature is like a palm tree, And your breasts are like its clusters.
Treasury of Scripture

How fair and how pleasant are you, O love, for delights!

Songs 7:10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

Songs 1:15,16 Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes…

Songs 2:14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places …

Songs 4:7,10 You are all fair, my love; there is no spot in you…

Psalm 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; …

Isaiah 64:4,5 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived …

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he …

Verses 6-9. - (Song of the bridegroom rejoicing over the bride.) How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. I said, I will climb up into the palm tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof: let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy breath like apples; and thy mouth like the best wine, that goeth down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of them that are asleep. The abstract "love" is plainly here used for the concrete, "O loved one." It is just possible that the meaning may be - How delightful is the enjoyment of love! but the bodily description which follows suggests that the words are addressed directly to Shulamith. We certainly have in 1 Corinthians 13, an apostolic apostrophe to love, which Delitzsch calls the Apostle Paul's spiritual song of songs. But it would be somewhat irrelevant here. The king is deeply moved as he watches the beautiful figure before him, and delights in the thought that so lovely a creature is his own. The rapture which he pours out may be taken either as a recollection of how he was captivated in the past, or the past may be used for the present, as it frequently is in Hebrew. The meaning is the same in both cases. The palm tree may be selected on account of its elegance, but it is commonly employed in Eastern poetry as the emblem of love. The mystical writers use it to denote the Divine manifestation. The comparison of the breasts to clusters of grapes is quite natural, but no doubt reference is intended to the fruit as luscious and refreshing. Both the palm and the vine in the East are remarkable for the abundance and beauty of their fruits. In the case of the palm - "dark brown or golden-yellow clusters, which crown the summit of the stem and impart a wonderful beauty to the tree, especially when seen in the evening twilight." The palm and the vine are both employed in Scripture in close connection with the Church. "The righteous shall flourish as the palm tree;" "The vine brought out of Egypt" (Ps Psalm 80.), and the "vineyard of the beloved" (Isaiah 5.), and the "true vine," to which the Lord Jesus Christ compares himself, remind us that the illustration was perfectly familiar among the Jews; and we can scarcely doubt that the reference in this case would be understood. The Lord delighteth in those "fruits of righteousness" which come forth from the life and love of his people. They are the true adornment of the Church. The people of God are never so beautiful in the eyes of their Saviour as when they are covered with gifts and graces in their active expression in the world. Then it is that he himself fills his Church with his presence. The ninth verse is somewhat difficult to explain. The words are no doubt still in the lips of the king. There is no change of speaker until ver. 10, when Shulamith replies to the king's adoring address. Ginsburg says, "Her voice is not merely compared to wine because it is sweet to everybody, but to such wine as would be sweet to a friend, and on that account is more valuable and pleasant." The Authorized Version is supported by some critics as the best, "causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak." Delitzsch adheres to this. The LXX. renders it thus: ἱακανουμὲνος χειλεσί μου καὶ ὀδοῦσιν, "accommodating itself to my lips and teeth." So Symmachus, προστιθέμενος. Jerome, Labiisque et dentibus illius ad ruminandum. Luther strangely renders, "which to my friend goes smoothly down and speaks of the previous year" (pointing יְשֵׁנִים as יְשָׁנִים). Another rendering is, "which comes unawares upon the lips of the sleepers." Some think it refers to the smacking of the lips after wine. "Generous wine is a figure of the love responses of the beloved, sipped in, as it were, with pleasing satisfaction, which hover around the sleepers in delightful dreams, and fill them with hallucinations." Another reading substitutes "the ancient" for "them that are asleep." The general meaning must be wine that is very good and easily taken, or which one who is a good judge of wine will praise. It is possible that there is some slight corruption in the text. The passage is not to be rendered with absolute certainty. Delitzsch and others think that it is an interruption of the bride's, but they have little support for that view. The bride begins to speak at ver. 10. How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! These are the words of the King in the galleries, wondering at the church's beauty, it being incomparable and inexpressible, it could not be said well how great it was; and expressing the strength of his love to her, which was invariably the same as ever. Of the "fairness" of the church, and of this title, "love", see Sol 1:9; and here she is said also to be "pleasant" to him, as his spouse and bride, in whom he takes infinite delight and pleasure, loving her with a love of complacency and delight; and therefore adds, "for delights", which he had in her before the world was, Proverbs 8:31. She was all delight (g) to him; her words, her actions and gestures, her comely countenance, her sweet and pleasant voice in prayer and praise, her ravishing looks of faith and love, her heavenly airs, and evangelic walk; in all which she appeared beautiful and delightful, beyond all human thought and expression.

(g) "Meae deliciae", Plauti Stichus, Acts 5. Sc. 5. 6. Nearer advance of the daughters to the Church (Ac 2:47; 5:13, end). Love to her is the first token of love to Him (1Jo 5:1, end).

delights—fascinating charms to them and to the King (So 7:5; Isa 62:4, Hephzi-bah). Hereafter, too (Zep 3:17; Mal 3:12; Re 21:9).7:1-9 The similitudes here are different from what they were before, and in the original refer to glorious and splendid clothing. Such honour have all his saints; and having put on Christ, they are distinguished by their beautiful and glorious apparel. They adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Consistent believers honour Christ, recommend the gospel, and convince and awaken sinners. The church resembles the stately and spreading palm; while her love for Christ, and the obedience resulting therefrom, are precious fruit of the true Vine. The King is held in the galleries. Christ takes delight in the assemblies and ordinances of his people; and admires the fruit of his grace in them. When applied to the church and to each faithful Christian, all this denotes that beauty of holiness, in which they shall be presented to their heavenly Bridegroom.
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