Song of Solomon 1:10
New International Version
Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.

New Living Translation
How lovely are your cheeks; your earrings set them afire! How lovely is your neck, enhanced by a string of jewels.

English Standard Version
Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

Berean Study Bible
Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

King James Bible
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

New King James Version
Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with chains of gold.

New American Standard Bible
“Your cheeks are delightful with jewelry, Your neck with strings of beads.”

NASB 1995
“Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of beads.”

NASB 1977
“Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of beads.”

Amplified Bible
“Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of jewels.”

Christian Standard Bible
Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, your neck with its necklace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, your neck with its necklace.

American Standard Version
Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair , Thy neck with strings of jewels.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your cheeks are beautiful with braids and your neck with necklaces

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How are thy cheeks beautiful as those of a dove, thy neck as chains!

Contemporary English Version
Earrings add to your beauty, and you wear a necklace of precious stones.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy cheeks are beautiful as the turtledove's, thy neck as jewels.

English Revised Version
Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair, thy neck with strings of jewels

Good News Translation
Your hair is beautiful upon your cheeks and falls along your neck like jewels.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of pearls.

International Standard Version
Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy cheeks are comely with circlets, Thy neck with beads.

Literal Standard Version
Your cheeks have been lovely with garlands, your neck with chains.

NET Bible
Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments; your neck is lovely with strings of jewels.

New Heart English Bible
Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.

World English Bible
Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.

Young's Literal Translation
Comely have been thy cheeks with garlands, Thy neck with chains.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride Confesses Her Love
9I compare you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots. 10Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels. 11We will make you ornaments of gold, studded with beads of silver.…

Cross References
Genesis 24:53
Then he brought out jewels of silver and gold, and articles of clothing, and he gave them to Rebekah. He also gave precious gifts to her brother and her mother.

Song of Solomon 1:11
We will make you ornaments of gold, studded with beads of silver.

Song of Solomon 5:13
His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are like lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.

Isaiah 61:10
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom wears a priestly headdress, as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.


Treasury of Scripture

Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.

thy cheeks

Genesis 24:22,47
And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; …

Isaiah 3:18-21
In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, …

Ezekiel 16:11-13
I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck…

thy neck

Song of Solomon 4:9
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.

Genesis 41:42
And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;

Numbers 31:50
We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.









(10) Rows.--Heb., torim, from t-r = went round; hence = either circlets or strings of jewels, or the round beads themselves of which necklaces, &c, were made.

Chains.--Literally, perforated, i.e., beads, or possibly coins strung together. "Arab ladies, particularly the married, are extravagantly fond of silver and gold ornaments, and they have an endless variety of chains, bracelets, anklets, necklaces, and rings. It is also quite common to see thousands of piastres, in various coins, round the forehead and suspended from the neck, and covering a system of network, called suffa, attached to the back of the head-dress, which spreads over the shoulders and falls down to the waist" (Thomson, The Land and the Book).

Olearius (quoted by Harmer) says:--"Persian ladies use as head-dress two or three rows of pearls, which pass round the head and hang down the cheeks, so that their faces seem set in pearls." Lady Mary Montague describes the Sultana Hafitan as wearing round her head-dress four strings of pearls of great size and beauty.

Verses 10, 11. - Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair, thy neck with strings of jewels. We will make thee plaits of gold with studs of silver. This language may be suggested by the comparison first employed - the trappings of the horse. "The head frame of the horse's bridle and the poitral were then certainly, just as now, adorned with silken tassels, fringes, and other ornaments of silver. Torim, 'round ornaments,' which hang down in front on both sides of the headband or are also inwoven in the braids of hair in the forehead." The strings of jewels were necklaces - three rows of pearls. The ornamentation is, however, quite in accordance with female dress. The king makes the promise of gold and silver decoration as an expression of his personal delight in his bride and acceptance of her. Gold and silver were closely connected; hence silver was called, in the Old Egyptian language, "white gold." The idea seems to be that of silver points sprinkled over golden knobs. Compare the description in 'Faust' of Margaret's delight in the casket she finds in her room. The LXX. and Vulgate have mistaken the word torim for a similar word for "doves," taking the simile to be the beautiful colours of the dove's neck. The bride does not seem to reply immediately to the king; but we may suppose that the king takes his bride by the hand, and leads her into the banqueting chamber. But the next three verses, which are certainly in the lips of the bride, may be taken as her expression of delight in her husband, either while he feasts in the banquet or when it is over. The banquet is a familiar emblem of the delight of mutual love. Hence the feasts of love in the primitive Church were regarded, not only as seasons of fellowship between Christians, but times of rejoicing, when the soul entered into the full appreciation of the Saviour's presence.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your cheeks
לְחָיַ֙יִךְ֙ (lə·ḥā·ya·yiḵ)
Noun - fdc | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3895: The cheek, the jaw-bone

are beautiful
נָאו֤וּ (nā·wū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 4998: To be at home, to be pleasant, beautiful

with ornaments,
בַּתֹּרִ֔ים (bat·tō·rîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8447: A succession, a string, order

your neck
צַוָּארֵ֖ךְ (ṣaw·wā·rêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 6677: The back of the neck

with strings [of jewels].
בַּחֲרוּזִֽים׃ (ba·ḥă·rū·zîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2737: Pierced, a bead of pearl, gems, jewels


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