Song of Solomon 2:6
New International Version
His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

New Living Translation
His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

English Standard Version
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me!

Berean Study Bible
His left hand is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

King James Bible
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

New King James Version
His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me.

New American Standard Bible
“His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me.”

NASB 1995
"Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me."

NASB 1977
Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me.”

Amplified Bible
“Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me.”

Christian Standard Bible
May his left hand be under my head, and his right arm embrace me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His left hand is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

American Standard Version
His left hand is under my head, And his right hand doth embrace me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His left hand is under my head and his right will embrace me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His left hand shall be under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.

Contemporary English Version
Put your left hand under my head and embrace me with your right arm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.

English Revised Version
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

Good News Translation
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand caresses me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His left hand is under my head. His right hand caresses me.

International Standard Version
I wish that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand were embracing me!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let his left hand be under my head, And his right hand embrace me.

Literal Standard Version
His left hand [is] under my head, "" And his right embraces me.

NET Bible
His left hand caresses my head, and his right hand stimulates me.

New Heart English Bible
His left hand is under my head. His right hand embraces me.

World English Bible
His left hand is under my head. His right hand embraces me.

Young's Literal Translation
His left hand is under my head, And his right doth embrace me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride's Admiration
5Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. 6His left hand is under my head, and his right arm embraces me. 7O daughters of Jerusalem, I adjure you by the gazelles and does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until the time is right.…

Cross References
Proverbs 4:8
Prize her, and she will exalt you; if you embrace her, she will honor you.

Song of Solomon 8:3
His left hand is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.


Treasury of Scripture

His left hand is under my head, and his right hand does embrace me.

Song of Solomon 8:3-5
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me…

Isaiah 54:5-10
For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called…

Isaiah 62:4,5
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married…









Verse 6. - His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. We may render the verb either as indicative or imperative. The hand gently smooths with loving caresses. The historical sense is more in accordance with the context, as the next verse is an appeal to the attendant ladies. Behold my happiness, how my Beloved comforts me!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His left hand
שְׂמֹאלוֹ֙ (śə·mō·lōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

is under
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

my head,
לְרֹאשִׁ֔י (lə·rō·šî)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 7218: The head

and his right arm
וִימִינ֖וֹ (wî·mî·nōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

embraces me.
תְּחַבְּקֵֽנִי׃ (tə·ḥab·bə·qê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 2263: To clasp, embrace


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