New International Version
My beloved thrust his hand through the latch-opening; my heart began to pound for him.
King James Bible
My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
Darby Bible Translation
My beloved put in his hand by the hole [of the door]; And my bowels yearned for him.
World English Bible
My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.
Young's Literal Translation
My beloved sent his hand from the net-work, And my bowels were moved for him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My beloved put in his hand - If it were a real scene, which is mentioned in this and the two following verses, it must refer, from the well-known use of the metaphors, to matrimonial endearments. Or, it may refer to his attempts to open the door, when she hesitated to arise, on the grounds mentioned Sol 5:3. But this also bears every evidence of a dream.
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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 …
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In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, on the seventeenth day of the second month--on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
Is not Ephraim my dear son, the child in whom I delight? Though I often speak against him, I still remember him. Therefore my heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.
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