Song of Solomon 5:11
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New International Version
His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.

King James Bible
His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

Darby Bible Translation
His head is [as] the finest gold; His locks are flowing, black as the raven;

World English Bible
His head is like the purest gold. His hair is bushy, black as a raven.

Young's Literal Translation
His head is pure gold -- fine gold, His locks flowing, dark as a raven,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His head is as the most fine gold - He has the most beautiful head, fine and majestic. Gold is here used to express excellence.

His locks are bushy - Crisped or curled. This may refer to his mustachios.

Black as a raven - His hair is black and glossy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

head

Daniel 2:37,38 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory...

Ephesians 1:21,22 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world...

his locks

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

Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow...

Revelation 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

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

Cross References
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."

Song of Solomon 5:12
His eyes are like doves by the water streams, washed in milk, mounted like jewels.

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