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

King James Bible
His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

Darby Bible Translation
His eyes are like doves by the water-brooks, Washed with milk, fitly set;

World English Bible
His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.

Young's Literal Translation
His eyes as doves by streams of water, Washing in milk, sitting in fulness.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His eyes are as the eyes of doves - See on Sol 4:1((note).

Washed with milk - The white of the eye, exceedingly white. By the use of stibium, in the East, the eye is rendered very beautiful; and receives such a lustre from the use of this article, that, to borrow the expression of a late traveler, "their eyes appear to be swimming in bliss." I believe this expression to be the meaning of the text.

Fitly set - Or, as the margin, very properly, sitting in fullness; not sunk, not contracted.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his eyes

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

Songs 4:1 Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes within your locks: your hair is as a flock of goats...

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight...

fitly set

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
Exodus 25:7
and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece.

Song of Solomon 1:15
How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.

Song of Solomon 4:1
How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead.

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