New International Version
My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.
King James Bible
My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
Darby Bible Translation
My beloved is white and ruddy, The chiefest among ten thousand.
World English Bible
My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand.
Young's Literal Translation
My beloved is clear and ruddy, Conspicuous above a myriad!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My beloved is white and ruddy - Red and white, properly mixed, are essential to a fine complexion; and this is what is intimated: he has the finest complexion among ten thousand persons; not one in that number is equal to him. Literally, "He bears the standard among ten thousand men;" or "He is one before whom a standard is borne," i.e., he is captain or chief of the whole.
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the chiefest or standard bearer
LibrarySong 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
1 Samuel 16:12
So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features. Then the LORD said, "Rise and anoint him; this is the one."
You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
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