Song of Solomon 4:16
New International Version
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.

New Living Translation
Awake, north wind! Rise up, south wind! Blow on my garden and spread its fragrance all around. Come into your garden, my love; taste its finest fruits.

English Standard Version
Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my garden, let its spices flow. Let my beloved come to his garden, and eat its choicest fruits.

Berean Study Bible
Awaken, O north wind, and come, O south wind. Breathe on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choicest fruits.

New American Standard Bible
"Awake, O north wind, And come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into his garden And eat its choice fruits!"

King James Bible
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

Christian Standard Bible
Awaken, north wind; come, south wind. Blow on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my love come to his garden and eat its choicest fruits.

Contemporary English Version
Let the north wind blow, the south wind too! Let them spread the aroma of my garden, so the one I love may enter and taste its delicious fruits.

Good News Translation
Wake up, North Wind. South Wind, blow on my garden; fill the air with fragrance. Let my lover come to his garden and eat the best of its fruits.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Awaken, north wind-- come, south wind. Blow on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my love come to his garden and eat its choicest fruits.

International Standard Version
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind. Make my garden breathe out, let its fragrance flow. Let my beloved come into his garden, and let him eat its choicest fruits.

NET Bible
Awake, O north wind; come, O south wind! Blow on my garden so that its fragrant spices may send out their sweet smell. May my beloved come into his garden and eat its delightful fruit!

New Heart English Bible
Awake, north wind; and come, you south. Blow on my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and taste his precious fruits.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Awake, north wind! Come, south wind! Blow on my garden! Let its spices flow from it. Let my beloved come to his garden, and let him eat his own precious fruit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Awake, O north wind; And come, thou south; Blow upon my garden, That the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, And eat his precious fruits.

New American Standard 1977
“Awake, O north wind, And come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into his garden And eat its choice fruits!”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden that the aroma of its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his sweet fruits.

King James 2000 Bible
Awake, O north wind; and come, you south; blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat its pleasant fruits.

American King James Version
Awake, O north wind; and come, you south; blow on my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

American Standard Version
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; Blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, And eat his precious fruits.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arise, O north wind, and come, O south wind, blow through my garden, and let the aromatical spices thereof flow.

Darby Bible Translation
Awake, north wind, and come, [thou] south; Blow upon my garden, [that] the spices thereof may flow forth. Let my beloved come into his garden, And eat its precious fruits.

English Revised Version
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his precious fruits.

Webster's Bible Translation
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

World English Bible
Awake, north wind; and come, you south! Blow on my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and taste his precious fruits. Lover

Young's Literal Translation
Awake, O north wind, and come, O south, Cause my garden to breathe forth, its spices let flow, Let my beloved come to his garden, And eat its pleasant fruits!
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Solomon Admires His Bride
15You are a garden spring, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. 16Awaken, O north wind, and come, O south wind. Breathe on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choicest fruits.
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 2:5
I made myself gardens and parks and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees.

Song of Solomon 1:13
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.

Song of Solomon 2:3
Like 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.

Song of Solomon 2:8
Listen! My beloved approaches. Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.

Song of Solomon 4:13
Your branches are an orchard of pomegranates with the choicest of fruits, with henna and nard,

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.

Song of Solomon 6:2
My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to pasture his flock in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Song of Solomon 7:13
The mandrakes send forth a fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, new as well as old, that I have treasured up for you, my beloved.

Treasury of Scripture

Awake, O north wind; and come, you south; blow on my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

awake

Songs 1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his …

Ecclesiastes 1:6 The wind goes toward the south, and turns about to the north; it …

Isaiah 51:9-11 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the …

Isaiah 64:1 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

Ezekiel 37:9 Then said he to me, Prophesy to the wind, prophesy, son of man, and …

John 3:8 The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but …

Acts 2:1,2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with …

Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled …

the spices

Songs 4:13,14 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; …

Songs 7:12,13 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, …

2 Corinthians 9:10-15 Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for your …

Philippians 1:9-11 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

Colossians 1:9-12 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

1 Thessalonians 2:12,13 That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom …

Hebrews 13:20,21 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

let

Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my …

Songs 8:12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: you, O Solomon, must have …

Matthew 26:10,12 When Jesus understood it, he said to them, Why trouble you the woman? …

John 5:8 Jesus said to him, Rise, take up your bed, and walk.

Romans 15:16,28 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

1 Peter 2:5,9,10 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy …







Lexicon
Awaken,
ע֤וּרִי (‘ū·rî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5782: To rouse oneself, awake

O north wind,
צָפוֹן֙ (ṣā·p̄ō·wn)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

and come,
וּב֣וֹאִי (ū·ḇō·w·’î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

O south wind.
תֵימָ֔ן (ṯê·mān)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8486: South, south wind

Breathe on
הָפִ֥יחִי (hā·p̄î·ḥî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6315: To puff, blow with the breath, air, to fan, to utter, to kindle, to scoff

my garden,
גַנִּ֖י (ḡan·nî)
Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1588: An enclosure, garden

and spread the fragrance
יִזְּל֣וּ (yiz·zə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5140: To flow, trickle, drop, distill

of its spices.
בְשָׂמָ֑יו (ḇə·śā·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1314: Fragrance, spicery, the balsam plant

Let my beloved
דוֹדִי֙ (ḏō·w·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1730: To love, a love-token, lover, friend, an uncle

come
יָבֹ֤א (yā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into his garden
לְגַנּ֔וֹ (lə·ḡan·nōw)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1588: An enclosure, garden

and taste
וְיֹאכַ֖ל (wə·yō·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

its choicest
מְגָדָֽיו׃ (mə·ḡā·ḏāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4022: A distinguished thing, something valuable, as a, product, fruit

fruits.
פְּרִ֥י (pə·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit
(16) Blow upon my garden.--After the description of his beloved's charms under these figures, the poet, under a companion figure, invokes the "airs of love" to blow upon the garden, that its perfumes may "flow out" for him--that the object of his affections may no longer keep herself reserved and denied to him. Tennyson's melodious lines are recalled which describe how, when a breeze of morning moves,

"The woodbine spices are wafted abroad,

And the musk of the roses blown."

Let my beloved . . .--This should form a separate verse, being the reply made to the appeal in the first part of the verse. The maiden yields to her lover's suit.

Verse 16. - Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his precious fruits. This is the answer of the bride to the lavish praises of her husband. I am all his. She is yet unworthy of the king and of his love until the seasonal changes have developed and unfolded and spread forth her excellences. The north represents cold; the south, heat. Let the various influences from different quarters flow gently over the garden and call forth the fragrance and the fruits (cf. Esther 2:12). There is rich suggestion in such words. Whether we think of the individual soul or of the Church of Christ, the true desire of those who delight in the love of the Saviour is that all the gifts and graces which can be bestowed may make them worthy of him who condescends to call his people his delight. Surely it is no mere romantic idyll that is before us. Such significance cannot be a mere coincidence when it is so transparent and so apt.



4:16 The church prays for the influences of the blessed Spirit, to make this garden fruitful. Graces in the soul are as spices in these gardens, that in them which is valuable and useful. The blessed Spirit, in his work upon the soul, is as the wind. There is the north wind of conviction, and the south wind of comfort. He stirs up good affections, and works in us both to will and to do that which is good. The church invites Christ. Let him have the honour of all the garden produces, and let us have the comfort of his acceptance of it. We can invite him to nothing but what is his own already. The believer can have no joy of the fruits, unless they redound some way or other to the glory of Christ. Let us then seek to keep separate from the world, as a garden enclosed, and to avoid conformity thereto.
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