Song of Solomon 2:12
New International Version
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

New Living Translation
The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.

English Standard Version
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Berean Study Bible
The flowers have appeared in the countryside; the season of singing has come, and the cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

New American Standard Bible
The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

New King James Version
The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land.

King James Bible
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

Christian Standard Bible
The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

Contemporary English Version
flowers cover the earth, it's time to sing. The cooing of doves is heard in our land.

Good News Translation
in the countryside the flowers are in bloom. This is the time for singing; the song of doves is heard in the fields.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

International Standard Version
Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

NET Bible
The pomegranates have appeared in the land, the time for pruning and singing has come; the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

New Heart English Bible
The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blossoms appear in the land. The time of the songbird has arrived. The cooing of the mourning dove is heard in our land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

New American Standard 1977
‘The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the song is come, and the voice of the turtle dove has been heard in our land;

King James 2000 Bible
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land;

American King James Version
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

American Standard Version
The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The flowers are seen in the land; the time of pruning has arrived; the voice of the turtle-dove has been heard in our land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The flowers have appeared in our land, the time of pruning is come: the voice of the turtle is heard in our land:

Darby Bible Translation
The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

English Revised Version
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

Webster's Bible Translation
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

World English Bible
The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Young's Literal Translation
The flowers have appeared in the earth, The time of the singing hath come, And the voice of the turtle was heard in our land,
Study Bible
The Bride's Admiration
11For now the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. 12The flowers have appeared in the countryside; the season of singing has come, and the cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land. 13The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come away, my darling; come away with me, my beautiful one.”…
Cross References
Genesis 15:9
And the LORD said to him, "Bring Me a heifer, a goat, and a ram, each three years old, along with a turtledove and a young pigeon."

Psalm 74:19
Do not deliver the soul of Your dove to beasts; do not forget the lives of Your afflicted forever.

Song of Solomon 2:11
For now the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.

Jeremiah 8:7
Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons. The turtledove, the swift, and the thrush observe their time of migration, but My people do not know the requirements of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

flowers

Song of Solomon 6:2,11
My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies…

Isaiah 35:1,2
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose…

Hosea 14:5-7
I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon…

time

Psalm 40:1-3
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry…

Psalm 89:15
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Psalm 148:7-13
Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: …

of the turtle

Romans 15:9-13
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name…

Ephesians 1:13,14
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, …







Lexicon
The flowers
הַנִּצָּנִים֙ (han·niṣ·ṣā·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5339: A blossom

have appeared
נִרְא֣וּ (nir·’ū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

in the countryside;
בָאָ֔רֶץ (ḇā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

the season
עֵ֥ת (‘êṯ)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

of singing
הַזָּמִ֖יר (haz·zā·mîr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2158: A song

has come,
הִגִּ֑יעַ (hig·gî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

and the cooing
וְק֥וֹל (wə·qō·wl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

of turtledoves
הַתּ֖וֹר (hat·tō·wr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8449: A ring-dove, a term of endearment

is heard
נִשְׁמַ֥ע (niš·ma‘)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

in our land.
בְּאַרְצֵֽנוּ׃ (bə·’ar·ṣê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(12) The time of the singing--Heb., zamir´┐Ż--may mean pruning (so LXX. and Vulg.), but parallelism requires singing-time (a meaning which analogy will certainly allow us to give to the Hebrew word zamir). Nor can the correctness of our version in inserting of birds be questioned, since from the context it is plainly "the untaught harmony of spring," and not the voices of men intended. It is true there is no authority for this beyond the context, and the allusions to the singing of birds are besides very few in Scripture; but travellers say that different species of warbless (Turdid?), especially the bulbul and the nightingale. abound in the wooded valleys, filling the air in early spring with the rich cadence of their notes (Tristram's Nat. Hist. of the Bible, p. 160).

Turtle.--Heb., tor (turtur), from its plaintive note. Three species are found in Palestine, but the one intended is doubtless our own turtle-dove (Turtur auritus). It is migratory, and its advent marks the return of spring (Jeremiah 8:7). "Search the glades and valleys even by sultry Jordan at the end of March, and not a turtle-dove is to be seen. Return in the second week of April, and clouds of doves are feeding on the clovers of the plain." "The turtle, immediately on its arrival, pours forth from every garden grove and wooded hill its melancholy yet soothing ditty from early dawn till sunset" (Tristram's Nat. Hist. of the Bible, p. 219).

2:8-13 The church pleases herself with thoughts of further communion with Christ. None besides can speak to the heart. She sees him come. This may be applied to the prospect the Old Testament saints had of Christ's coming in the flesh. He comes as pleased with his own undertaking. He comes speedily. Even when Christ seems to forsake, it is but for a moment; he will soon return with everlasting loving-kindness. The saints of old saw him, appearing through the sacrifices and ceremonial institutions. We see him through a glass darkly, as he manifests himself through the lattices. Christ invites the new convert to arise from sloth and despondency, and to leave sin and worldly vanities, for union and communion with him. The winter may mean years passed in ignorance and sin, unfruitful and miserable, or storms and tempests that accompanied his conviction of guilt and danger. Even the unripe fruits of holiness are pleasant unto Him whose grace has produced them. All these encouraging tokens and evidences of Divine favour, are motives to the soul to follow Christ more fully. Arise then, and come away from the world and the flesh, come into fellowship with Christ. This blessed change is owing wholly to the approaches and influences of the Sun of righteousness.
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