Song of Solomon 4:11
New International Version
Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

New Living Translation
Your lips are as sweet as nectar, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. Your clothes are scented like the cedars of Lebanon.

English Standard Version
Your lips drip nectar, my bride; honey and milk are under your tongue; the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Berean Study Bible
Your lips, my bride, drip sweetness like the honeycomb; honey and milk are under your tongue, and the fragrance of your garments is like the aroma of Lebanon.

New American Standard Bible
"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

King James Bible
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Christian Standard Bible
Your lips drip sweetness like the honeycomb, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Contemporary English Version
Your lips are a honeycomb; milk and honey flow from your tongue. Your dress has the aroma of cedar trees from Lebanon.

Good News Translation
The taste of honey is on your lips, my darling; your tongue is milk and honey for me. Your clothing has all the fragrance of Lebanon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your lips drip sweetness like the honeycomb, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

International Standard Version
Your lips drip honey, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The scent of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

NET Bible
Your lips drip sweetness like the honeycomb, my bride, honey and milk are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

New Heart English Bible
Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your lips drip honey, my bride. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The fragrance of your clothing is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy lips, O my bride, drop honey-- Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

New American Standard 1977
“Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy lips, O my spouse, drip as the honeycomb; honey and milk are under thy tongue, and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

King James 2000 Bible
Your lips, O my spouse, drop like the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

American King James Version
Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

American Standard Version
Thy lips, O my bride, drop as the honeycomb: Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy lips drop honeycomb, my spouse: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is as the smell of Libanus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy lips, my spouse, are as a dropping honeycomb, honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments, as the smell of frankincense.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy lips, [my] spouse, drop [as] the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

English Revised Version
Thy lips, O my bride, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honey-comb; honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

World English Bible
Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy lips drop honey, O spouse, Honey and milk are under thy tongue, And the fragrance of thy garments Is as the fragrance of Lebanon.
Study Bible
Solomon Admires His Bride
10How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride. Your love is much better than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than all spices. 11Your lips, my bride, drip sweetness like the honeycomb; honey and milk are under your tongue, and the fragrance of your garments is like the aroma of Lebanon. 12My sister, my bride, you are a garden locked up, a spring enclosed, a fountain sealed.…
Cross References
Genesis 27:27
So he came near and kissed him. When Isaac smelled his clothing, he blessed him and said: "Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the LORD has blessed.

Psalm 19:10
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.

Proverbs 5:3
Though the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey and her speech is smoother than oil,

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your taste.

Song of Solomon 5:1
I have come to my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. The Friends Eat, O friends, and drink; drink freely, O beloved.

Hosea 14:6
His shoots will sprout, and his splendor will be like the olive tree, his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.

Treasury of Scripture

Your lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

lips

Song of Solomon 4:3
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

Song of Solomon 5:13
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

Song of Solomon 7:9
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

honey

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.

Proverbs 24:13,14
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: …

Isaiah 7:15
Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

the smell

Song of Solomon 4:10
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

Genesis 27:27
And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

Psalm 45:8
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.







Lexicon
Your lips,
שִׂפְתוֹתַ֖יִךְ (śip̄·ṯō·w·ṯa·yiḵ)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

my bride,
כַּלָּ֑ה (kal·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3618: Daughter-in-law, bride

drip
תִּטֹּ֥פְנָה (tiṭ·ṭō·p̄ə·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5197: To ooze, distil gradually, to fall in drops, to speak by inspiration

sweetness like the honeycomb;
נֹ֛פֶת (nō·p̄eṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5317: Flowing honey, honey from the comb

honey
דְּבַ֤שׁ (də·ḇaš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1706: Honey, syrup

and milk
וְחָלָב֙ (wə·ḥā·lāḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2461: Milk

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

your tongue,
לְשׁוֹנֵ֔ךְ (lə·šō·w·nêḵ)
Noun - common singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3956: The tongue

and the fragrance
וְרֵ֥יחַ (wə·rê·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7381: To smell, perceive odor

of your garments
שַׂלְמֹתַ֖יִךְ (śal·mō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8008: A wrapper, mantle

is like the aroma
כְּרֵ֥יחַ (kə·rê·aḥ)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7381: To smell, perceive odor

of Lebanon.
לְבָנֽוֹן׃ (lə·ḇā·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3844: Lebanon -- a wooded mountain range on the northern border of Israel
4:8-15 Observe the gracious call Christ gives to the church. It is, 1. A precept; so this is Christ's call to his church to come off from the world. These hills seem pleasant, but there are in them lions' dens; they are mountains of the leopards. 2. As a promise; many shall be brought as members of the church, from every point. The church shall be delivered from her persecutors in due time, though now she dwells among lions, Ps 57:4. Christ's heart is upon his church; his treasure is therein; and he delights in the affection she has for him; its working in the heart, and its works in the life. The odours wherewith the spouse is perfumed, are as the gifts and graces of the Spirit. Love and obedience to God are more pleasing to Christ than sacrifice or incense. Christ having put upon his spouse the white raiment of his own righteousness, and the righteousness of saints, and perfumed it with holy joy and comfort, he is well pleased with it. And Christ walks in his garden unseen. A hedge of protection is made around, which all the powers of darkness cannot break through. The souls of believers are as gardens enclosed, where is a well of living water, Joh 4:14; 7:38, the influences of the Holy Spirit. The world knows not these wells of salvation, nor can any opposer corrupt this fountain. Saints in the church, and graces in the saints, are fitly compared to fruits and spices. They are planted, and do not grow of themselves. They are precious; they are the blessings of this earth. They will be kept to good purpose when flowers are withered. Grace, when ended in glory, will last for ever. Christ is the source which makes these gardens fruitful; even a well of living waters.
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