Song of Solomon 4:12
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New American Standard Bible
"A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.

King James Bible
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

Darby Bible Translation
A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

World English Bible
A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Young's Literal Translation
A garden shut up is my sister-spouse, A spring shut up -- a fountain sealed.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The loveliness and purity of the bride are now set forth under the image of a paradise or garden fast barred against intruders, filled with rarest plants of excellent fragrance, and watered by abundant streams. Compare Proverbs 5:15-20.

Songs 4:12

A fountain sealed - i. e., A well-spring covered with a stone Genesis 29:3, and sealed with "the king's own signet" (Daniel 6:17; compare Matthew 27:66).

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The Description of Christ the Beloved. Ss 5:9-16.
The description of Christ the beloved. SS 5:9-16. The wond'ring world inquires to know Why I should love my Jesus so: What are his charms," say they, "above The objects of a mortal love?" Yes! my Beloved, to my sight Shows a sweet mixture, red and white: All human beauties, all divine, In my Beloved meet and shine. White is his soul, from blemish free; Red with the blood he shed for me; The fairest of ten thousand fairs; A sun amongst ten thousand stars. [His head the finest gold excels; There
Isaac Watts—The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts

Cross References
Genesis 29:3
When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

Proverbs 5:15
Drink water from your own cistern And fresh water from your own well.

Proverbs 5:16
Should your springs be dispersed abroad, Streams of water in the streets?

Proverbs 5:18
Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Song of Solomon 4:9
"You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride; You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace.

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