Song of Solomon 8:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
His left arm is under my head and his right arm embraces me.

New Living Translation
Your left arm would be under my head, and your right arm would embrace me.

English Standard Version
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!

New American Standard Bible
"Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me."

King James Bible
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His left hand is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

International Standard Version
Let his left hand be under my head, and let his right hand embrace me.

NET Bible
His left hand caresses my head, and his right hand stimulates me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His left hand is under my head. His right hand caresses me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His left hand should be under my head, And his right hand should embrace me.

New American Standard 1977
“Let his left hand be under my head,
            And his right hand embrace me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

King James 2000 Bible
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me.

American King James Version
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

American Standard Version
His left hand'should be under my head, And his right hand should embrace me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His left hand under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.

Darby Bible Translation
His left hand would be under my head, And his right hand embrace me.

English Revised Version
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

Webster's Bible Translation
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

World English Bible
His left hand would be under my head. His right hand would embrace me.

Young's Literal Translation
His left hand is under my head, And his right doth embrace me.
Study Bible
Longing for Her Beloved
2"I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates. 3"Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me." 4"I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."…
Word Study

His left hand
smo'wl  (sem-ole')
dark (as enveloped), i.e. the north; hence (by orientation), the left hand -- left (hand, side).

should be under my head
ro'sh  (roshe)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)

and his right hand
yamiyn  (yaw-meen')
the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south -- + left-handed, right (hand, side), south.

should embrace
chabaq  (khaw-bak')
to clasp (the hands or in embrace) -- embrace, fold.;

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-4 The church wishes for the constant intimacy and freedom with the Lord Jesus that a sister has with a brother. That they might be as his brethren, which they are, when by grace they are made partakers of a Divine nature. Christ is become as our Brother; wherever we find him, let us be ready to own our relation to him, and affection for him, and not fear being despised for it. Is there in us an ardent wish to serve Christ more and better? What then have we laid up in store, to show our affection to the Beloved of our souls? What fruit unto holiness? The church charges all her children that they never provoke Christ to withdraw. We should reason with ourselves, when tempted to do what would grieve the Spirit.
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