Song of Solomon 4:9
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New International Version
You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

King James Bible
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, [my] spouse; Thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, With one chain of thy neck.

World English Bible
You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast emboldened me, my sister-spouse, Emboldened me with one of thine eyes, With one chain of thy neck.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou hast ravished my heart - לבבתני libbabtini, "Thou hast hearted me," i.e., taken away my heart; as we say, "He has barked the tree," i.e., he has stripped it of its bark; "He has fleeced the flock," i.e., deprived them of their wool.

With one of thine eyes - באצד מעיניך beachad meeynayich. This has been thought a harsh expression, and various emendations have been sought. The Masoretes have put באצת beachath, "at once," in the margin; and this is confirmed by twenty of Kennicott's MSS. but De Rossi does not notice it. It is scarceiy necessary; the sense to me is clear and good without it. "Even one of thine eyes, or one glance of thine eyes, has been sufficient to deprive me of all power; it has completely overcome me;" for glance may be understood, and such forms of speech are common in all languages, when speaking on such subjects. If even taken literally, the sense is good; for the poet may refer to a side glance, shot in passing by or turning away, where only one eye could be seen. I think this a better sense than that which is obtained from the Masoretic emendation.

With one chain of thy neck - Probably referring to the play of the cervical muscles, rather than to necklaces, or ringlets of hair.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ravished

Songs 4:10,12 How fair is your love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is your love than wine! and the smell of your ointments than all spices!...

Songs 5:1,2 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey...

Genesis 20:12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

1 Corinthians 9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas?

Hebrews 2:11-14 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers...

my spouse

Songs 3:11 Go forth, O you daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown with which his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals...

Psalm 45:9 Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel...

Isaiah 62:5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride...

Ezekiel 16:8 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you...

Hosea 2:19,20 And I will betroth you to me for ever; yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness...

John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which stands and hears him...

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband...

Revelation 19:7,8 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready...

Revelation 21:2,9,10 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband...

thou hast

Songs 6:12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

Songs 7:5,6,10 Your head on you is like Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple; the king is held in the galleries...

Proverbs 5:19,20 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and be you ravished always with her love...

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love...

with one

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

Songs 6:5 Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me: your hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

one chain

Songs 1:10 Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.

Library
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

What is Meant by "Altogether Lovely"
Let us consider this excellent expression, and particularly reflect on what is contained in it, and you shall find this expression "altogether lovely." First, It excludes all unloveliness and disagreeableness from Jesus Christ. As a theologian long ago said, "There is nothing in him which is not loveable." The excellencies of Jesus Christ are perfectly exclusive of all their opposites; there is nothing of a contrary property or quality found in him to contaminate or devaluate his excellency. And
John Flavel—Christ Altogether Lovely

Cross References
Genesis 41:42
Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph's finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

Proverbs 1:9
They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

Song of Solomon 4:10
How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!

Song of Solomon 4:12
You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.

Song of Solomon 5:1
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Friends Eat, friends, and drink; drink your fill of love.

Song of Solomon 5:2
I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My beloved is knocking: "Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

Ezekiel 16:11
I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck,

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