Song of Solomon 2:4
New International Version
Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.

New Living Translation
He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.

English Standard Version
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Berean Study Bible
He has brought me to the house of wine, and his banner over me is love.

King James Bible
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

New King James Version
He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.

New American Standard Bible
“He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.

NASB 1995
"He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.

NASB 1977
“He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.

Amplified Bible
“He has brought me to his banqueting place, And his banner over me is love [waving overhead to protect and comfort me].

Christian Standard Bible
He brought me to the banquet hall, and he looked on me with love.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He brought me to the banquet hall, and he looked on me with love.

American Standard Version
He brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me was love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He brought me to the house of wine; he appointed love for me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Bring me into the wine house; set love before me.

Contemporary English Version
You led me to your banquet room and showered me with love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in me.

English Revised Version
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

Good News Translation
He brought me to his banquet hall and raised the banner of love over me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He leads me into a banquet room and looks at me with love.

International Standard Version
He has brought me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me is love.

Literal Standard Version
He has brought me to a house of wine, "" And his banner over me [is] love,

NET Bible
He brought me into the banquet hall, and he looked at me lovingly.

New Heart English Bible
He brought me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me was love.

World English Bible
He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath brought me in unto a house of wine, And his banner over me is love,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride's Admiration
3Like an apricot tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. 4He has brought me to the house of wine, and his banner over me is love. 5Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.…

Cross References
Psalm 20:5
May we shout for joy at your victory and raise a banner in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your petitions.

Song of Solomon 1:4
Take me away with you--let us hurry! May the king bring me to his chambers. We will rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. It is only right that they adore you.


Treasury of Scripture

He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

brought

Song of Solomon 1:4
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

Song of Solomon 5:1
I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

Psalm 63:2-5
To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary…

banqueting house

Song of Solomon 1:1,4
The song of songs, which is Solomon's…

Esther 7:7
And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

his banner

Song of Solomon 6:4
Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

Job 1:10
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

Psalm 60:4
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.









(4) Banqueting house.--Marg., house of wine; not the cellar of the palace, nor the banqueting hall of Solomon, nor the vineyard, but simply the place of the delights of love. The comparison of love with wine Is still in the thought. (Comp. Tennyson's "The new strong wine of love.")

And his banner . . .--i.e., "and there I felt the sweet sense of a tender protecting love."

Verse 4. - He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love; literally, to the house of the wine. Not, as some, "the house of the vines" - that is, the vineyard. The Hebrew word yayin corresponds with the AEthiopic wain, and has run through the Indo-European languages. The meaning is - To the place where he royally entertains his friends. Hence the reference which immediately follows to the protection with which the king overshadows his beloved. He covers me there with his fear-inspiring, awful banner, love, which, because of its being love, is terrible to all enemies. The word which is used for "banner" (דֶּגֶל) is from a root "to cover," that which covers the shaft or standard; the pannus, "the cloth," which is fastened to a shaft (cf. pennon). Her natural fear and bashfulness is overcome by the loving presence of the king, which covers her weakness like a banner. Some versions render it as an imperative. There can be no doubt of the meaning that the banner is the military banner, as the word is always so used (see Psalm 20:6; Numbers 1:52; Numbers 2:2). Perhaps there is a reference to the grandeur and military strength in which the young bride felt delight as she looked up at her young husband in his youthful beauty and manly vigour. The typical significance is very easily discovered. It would be straining it too much to see any allusion to the ritual of the Christian sacraments; but whether we think of the individual soul or of the people of God regarded collectively, such delight in the rich provisions of Divine love, and in the tender guardianship of the Saviour over those whom he has called to himself, belong to the simplest facts of believing experience.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has brought
הֱבִיאַ֙נִי֙ (hĕ·ḇî·’a·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

me to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the banquet
הַיָּ֔יִן (hay·yā·yin)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3196: Wine, intoxication

hall,
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

and his banner
וְדִגְל֥וֹ (wə·ḏiḡ·lōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1714: A standard, banner

over me [is]
עָלַ֖י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

love.
אַהֲבָֽה׃ (’a·hă·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 160: Love (noun)


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