Song of Solomon 4:6
New International Version
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense.

New Living Translation
Before the dawn breezes blow and the night shadows flee, I will hurry to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

English Standard Version
Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, I will go away to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense.

Berean Study Bible
Before the day breaks and shadows flee, I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

New American Standard Bible
"Until the cool of the day When the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh And to the hill of frankincense.

King James Bible
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

Christian Standard Bible
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense.

Contemporary English Version
I will hasten to those hills sprinkled with sweet perfume and stay there till sunrise.

Good News Translation
I will stay on the hill of myrrh, the hill of incense, until the morning breezes blow and the darkness disappears.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Before the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense.

International Standard Version
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I'll go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

NET Bible
Until the dawn arrives and the shadows flee, I will go up to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

New Heart English Bible
Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh, to the hill of frankincense.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the day brings a cool breeze and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of incense.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Until the day breathe, And the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, And to the hill of frankincense.

New American Standard 1977
“Until the cool of the day When the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh And to the hill of frankincense.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Until the day breaks, and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

King James 2000 Bible
Until the day breaks, and the shadows flee away, I will go up to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

American King James Version
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

American Standard Version
Until the day be cool, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, And to the hill of frankincense.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Until the day dawn, and the shadows depart, I will betake me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Till the day break, and the shadows retire, I will go to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

Darby Bible Translation
Until the day dawn, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, And to the hill of frankincense.

English Revised Version
Until the day be cool, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

Webster's Bible Translation
Until the day shall break, and the shadows flee away, I will repair to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

World English Bible
Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh, to the hill of frankincense.

Young's Literal Translation
Till the day doth break forth, And the shadows have fled away, I will get me unto the mountain of myrrh, And unto the hill of frankincense.
Study Bible
Solomon Admires His Bride
5Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle grazing among the lilies. 6Before the day breaks and shadows flee, I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense. 7You are altogether beautiful, my darling; in you there is no flaw.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:17
Before the day breaks and shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of Bether.

Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this coming up from the wilderness like a column of smoke, scented with myrrh and frankincense from all the spices of the merchant?

Song of Solomon 4:14
with nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes, with all the finest spices.

Song of Solomon 8:14
Come away, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

Treasury of Scripture

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

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Song of Solomon 2:17
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

Malachi 4:2
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Luke 1:78
Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

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Exodus 20:24
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

Exodus 30:8,23-26
And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations…

Exodus 37:29
And he made the holy anointing oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the work of the apothecary.







Lexicon
Before
עַ֤ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the day
הַיּ֔וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

breaks
שֶׁיָּפ֙וּחַ֙ (še·yā·p̄ū·aḥ)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6315: To puff, blow with the breath, air, to fan, to utter, to kindle, to scoff

and shadows
הַצְּלָלִ֑ים (haṣ·ṣə·lā·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6752: Shadow

flee,
וְנָ֖סוּ (wə·nā·sū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5127: To flit, vanish away

I will make my way
אֵ֤לֶךְ (’ê·leḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

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

the mountain
הַ֣ר (har)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

of myrrh
הַמּ֔וֹר (ham·mō·wr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4753: Myrrh

and to the hill
גִּבְעַ֖ת (giḇ·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock

of frankincense.
הַלְּבוֹנָֽה׃ (hal·lə·ḇō·w·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3828: Frankincense
(6) Until the day break.--See Note, Song of Solomon 2:17. Until the day breathe = when evening is come. Commentators have tried to identify the mountain of myrrh and hill of frankincense, but these only carry on the thought of Song of Solomon 4:5 under another figure. We have come to another break in the poem, the end of another day, and, as before, though the metaphor is changed, the curtain falls on the complete union of the bridegroom with his bride.

Verse 6. - Until the day be cool, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. If this be the language of the bride, which most modern interpreters think, the meaning is to check the ardour of her lover, in the modesty of her fresh and maidenly feeling - Let me retire from such praises. They are too ardent for me. It is only a moment's interruption, which is followed by still more loving words from the bridegroom. We must naturally connect the words with Song of Solomon 2:17, where the bride certainly speaks. Louis de Leon thinks that the meaning is general, "shady and fragrant places." Anton (1773) suggests that she is desiring to escape and be free. It cannot be included as a description of the neighbourhood of the royal palace. She might, however, mean merely - Let me walk alone in the lovely gardens of the palace until the shades of night shall hide my blushes. It is unlikely that the words are in the mouth of Solomon; for then it would be impossible to explain their use by Shulamith previously. She is not referring to Lebanon and its neighbourhoed, and there can be no idea of looking back to a lover from whom she is torn. The interpretation which connects it with maidenly feeling is certainly the most in harmony with what has preceded. Perhaps the typical meaning is underlying the words - Let me find a place of devout meditation to feed my thoughts on the sweetness of this Divine love into which I have entered. 4:1-7 If each of these comparisons has a meaning applicable to the graces of the church, or of the faithful Christian, they are not clearly known; and great mistakes are made by fanciful guesses. The mountain of myrrh appears to mean the mountain Moriah, on which the temple was built, where the incense was burned, and the people worshipped the Lord. This was his residence till the shadows of the law given to Moses were dispersed by the breaking of the gospel day, and the rising of the Sun of righteousness. And though, in respect of his human nature, Christ is absent from his church on earth, and will continue to be so till the heavenly day break, yet he is spiritually present in his ordinances, and with his people. How fair and comely are believers, when justified in Christ's righteousness, and adorned with spiritual graces! when their thoughts, words, and deeds, though imperfect, are pure, manifesting a heart nourished by the gospel!
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