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.

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Stay me with flagons - I believe the original words mean some kind of cordials with which we are unacquainted. The versions in general understand some kind of ointment or perfumes by the first term. I suppose the good man was perfectly sincere who took this for his text, and, after having repeated, Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples, for I am sick of love sat down, perfectly overwhelmed with his own feelings, and was not able to proceed! But while we admit such a person's sincerity, who can help questioning his judgment?

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Psalm 4:6,7 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us...

Psalm 42:1,2 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God...

Psalm 63:1,3-8 O God, you are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land...

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name...

Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way...

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

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2 Samuel 6:19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread...

Hosea 3:1 Then said the LORD to me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress...

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Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.

2 Samuel 13:1,2 And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar...

Psalm 119:130,131 The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple...

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Song of Songs
The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 6:19
Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites, both men and women. And all the people went to their homes.

1 Chronicles 16:3
Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.

Song of Solomon 5:8
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you-- if you find my beloved, what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love.

Song of Solomon 7:8
I said, "I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples,

Hosea 3:1
The LORD said to me, "Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the LORD loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes."

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