Song of Solomon 5:13
New International Version
His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh.

New Living Translation
His cheeks are like gardens of spices giving off fragrance. His lips are like lilies, perfumed with myrrh.

English Standard Version
His cheeks are like beds of spices, mounds of sweet-smelling herbs. His lips are lilies, dripping liquid myrrh.

Berean Study Bible
His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are like lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.

King James Bible
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

New King James Version
His cheeks are like a bed of spices, Banks of scented herbs. His lips are lilies, Dripping liquid myrrh.

New American Standard Bible
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of herbal spices; His lips are lilies Dripping with drops of myrrh.

NASB 1995
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh.

NASB 1977
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies, Dripping with liquid myrrh.

Amplified Bible
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet, fragrant herbs. His lips are lilies Dripping sweet-scented myrrh.

Christian Standard Bible
His cheeks are like beds of spice, mounds of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh.

American Standard Version
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, As banks of sweet herbs: His lips are as lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
His cheeks are as beds of sweet spices; his lips like the lilies that drip myrrh and spikenard

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His cheeks are as bowls of spices pouring forth perfumes: his lips are lilies, dropping choice myrrh.

Contemporary English Version
His face is a garden of sweet-smelling spices; his lips are lilies dripping with perfume.

Douay-Rheims Bible
His cheeks are as beds of aromatical spices set by the perfumers. His lips are as lilies dropping choice myrrb.

English Revised Version
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as banks of sweet herbs: his lips are as lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Good News Translation
His cheeks are as lovely as a garden that is full of herbs and spices. His lips are like lilies, wet with liquid myrrh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His cheeks are like a garden of spices, a garden that produces scented herbs. His lips are lilies that drip with myrrh.

International Standard Version
His cheeks are like beds of spices, like towers of perfume. His lips are lilies, dripping with liquid myrrh.

JPS Tanakh 1917
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, As banks of sweet herbs; His lips are as lilies, Dropping with flowing myrrh.

Literal Standard Version
His cheeks [are] as a bed of the spice, towers of perfumes, His lips—lilies, dripping [and] flowing [with] myrrh,

NET Bible
His cheeks are like garden beds full of balsam trees yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with drops of myrrh.

New Heart English Bible
His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

World English Bible
His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Young's Literal Translation
His cheeks as a bed of the spice, towers of perfumes, His lips are lilies, dropping flowing myrrh,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride and Her Beloved
12His eyes are like doves beside the streams of water, bathed in milk and mounted like jewels. 13His cheeks are like beds of spice, towers of perfume. His lips are like lilies, dripping with flowing myrrh. 14His arms are rods of gold set with beryl. His body is an ivory panel bedecked with sapphires.…

Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:10
Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valley.

Song of Solomon 5:5
I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh on the handles of the bolt.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

cheeks

Song of Solomon 1:10
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

Isaiah 50:6
I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

as a

Psalm 4:6,7
There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us…

Psalm 27:4
One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.

Psalm 89:15
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

sweet flowers

Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

his lips

Song of Solomon 4:11
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.

Psalm 45:2
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Isaiah 50:4
The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

dropping

Song of Solomon 5:5
I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.









(13) His cheeks are as a bed of spices--Probably with allusion to the beard perfumed (Marg., towers of perfumes), as in Psalm 133:2.

Lilies.--Comp. "He pressed the blossom of his lips to mine "(Tennyson, (Enone).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
His cheeks
לְחָיָו֙ (lə·ḥā·yāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3895: The cheek, the jaw-bone

are like beds
כַּעֲרוּגַ֣ת (ka·‘ă·rū·ḡaṯ)
Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6170: Something piled up, raised by mental aspiration), a paterre

of spice,
הַבֹּ֔שֶׂם (hab·bō·śem)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1314: Fragrance, spicery, the balsam plant

towers
מִגְדְּל֖וֹת (miḡ·də·lō·wṯ)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers

of perfume.
מֶרְקָחִ֑ים (mer·qā·ḥîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4840: Spice, perfume

His lips
שִׂפְתוֹתָיו֙ (śip̄·ṯō·w·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

are like lilies,
שֽׁוֹשַׁנִּ֔ים (šō·wō·šan·nîm)
Noun - common plural
Strong's 7799: A lily, as a, flower of architectural ornament, a, trumpet

dripping
נֹטְפ֖וֹת (nō·ṭə·p̄ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 5197: To ooze, distil gradually, to fall in drops, to speak by inspiration

with flowing
עֹבֵֽר׃ (‘ō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

myrrh.
מ֥וֹר (mō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4753: Myrrh


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