Song of Solomon 6:9
New International Version
but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the only daughter of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines praised her.

New Living Translation
I would still choose my dove, my perfect one--the favorite of her mother, dearly loved by the one who bore her. The young women see her and praise her; even queens and royal concubines sing her praises:

English Standard Version
My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, pure to her who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.

Berean Study Bible
but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the favorite of the mother who bore her. The maidens see her and call her blessed; the queens and concubines sing her praises.

New American Standard Bible
But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother's only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,

King James Bible
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Christian Standard Bible
But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique; she is the favorite of her mother, perfect to the one who gave her birth. Women see her and declare her fortunate; queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:

Contemporary English Version
You would be my only choice, my flawless dove, the favorite child of your mother. The young women, the queens, and all the others tell how excited you are as they sing your praises:

Good News Translation
But I love only one, and she is as lovely as a dove. She is her mother's only daughter, her mother's favorite child. All women look at her and praise her; queens and concubines sing her praises.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique; she is the favorite of her mother, perfect to the one who gave her birth. Women see her and declare her fortunate; queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises: Y

International Standard Version
but my dove, my perfect one, is unique. She's unique to her mother, she's pure to the one who gave birth to her. Young women see her and call her blessed, queens and mistresses praise her.

NET Bible
But she is unique! My dove, my perfect one! She is the special daughter of her mother, she is the favorite of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and complimented her; the queens and concubines praised her:

New Heart English Bible
My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
but she is unique, my dove, my perfect one. Her mother thinks she is unique. She is pure to the one who gave birth to her. Her sisters saw her and blessed her. Queens and concubines saw her and praised her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
My dove, my undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother; She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her happy; Yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

New American Standard 1977
But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother’s only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
My dove is but one, my perfect one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that brought her into the light. The virgins saw her and called her blessed; yea, the queens and the concubines and they praised her.

King James 2000 Bible
My dove, my perfect one, is the only one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the favorite one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

American King James Version
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

American Standard Version
My dove, my undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother; She is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; Yea , the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
My dove, my perfect one is one; she is the only one of her mother; she is the choice of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and the queens will pronounce her blessed, yea, and the concubines, and they will praise her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and declared her most blessed: the queens and concubines, and they praised her.

Darby Bible Translation
My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

English Revised Version
My dove, my undefiled, is but one; she is the only one of her mother; she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Webster's Bible Translation
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

World English Bible
My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Young's Literal Translation
One is my dove, my perfect one, One she is of her mother, The choice one she is of her that bare her, Daughters saw, and pronounce her happy, Queens and concubines, and they praise her.
Study Bible
Together in the Garden
8There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and maidens without number, 9but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the favorite of the mother who bore her. The maidens see her and call her blessed; the queens and concubines sing her praises. 10Who is this who shines like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as the stars in procession?…
Cross References
Genesis 30:13
Leah said, "How happy I am, for the women will call me happy." So she named him Asher.

1 Kings 11:3
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines--and his wives turned his heart away.

Song of Solomon 2:14
O my dove in the clefts of the rock, in the crevices of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your countenance is lovely.

Song of Solomon 5:2
I sleep, but my heart is awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking: "Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one." My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.

Treasury of Scripture

My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

my dove

Song of Solomon 2:14
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Song of Solomon 5:2
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

one

Numbers 23:9
For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

Psalm 45:9
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Galatians 4:26
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

daughters

Deuteronomy 4:6,7
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people…

Deuteronomy 33:29
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Psalm 126:2
Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them.







Lexicon
but my dove,
יוֹנָתִ֣י (yō·w·nā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3123: A dove

my perfect
תַמָּתִ֔י (ṯam·mā·ṯî)
Adjective - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8535: Complete, pious, gentle, dear

one,
אַחַ֥ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

is unique,
אַחַ֥ת (’a·ḥaṯ)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

the favorite
בָּרָ֥ה (bā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1249: Beloved, pure, empty

of the mother
לְאִמָּ֔הּ (lə·’im·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

who bore her.
לְיֽוֹלַדְתָּ֑הּ (lə·yō·w·laḏ·tāh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

The maidens
בָנוֹת֙ (ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

see her
רָא֤וּהָ (rā·’ū·hā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

and call her blessed;
וַֽיְאַשְּׁר֔וּהָ (way·’aš·šə·rū·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 833: To be straight, to go forward, be honest, proper

the queens
מְלָכ֥וֹת (mə·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4436: Queen -- a queen

and concubines
וּפִֽילַגְשִׁ֖ים (ū·p̄î·laḡ·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6370: A concubine, a paramour

sing her praises.
וַֽיְהַלְלֽוּהָ׃ (way·hal·lū·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine
(9) My dove . . . is but one.--"While the monarch's loves are so many, one is mine, my dove, my perfect one: one, the delight of her mother, the darling of her who bore her." It is impossible not to see in this a eulogy on monogamy, which, in practice, seems always to have been the rule among the Jews, the exceptions lying only with kings and the very rich. The eulogy is made more pronounced by putting an unconscious testimony to the superiority of monogamy into the mouths of the "queens and concubines," who praise and bless this pattern of a perfect wife.

6:4-10 All the real excellence and holiness on earth centre in the church. Christ goes forth subduing his enemies, while his followers gain victories over the world, the flesh, and the devil. He shows the tenderness of a Redeemer, the delight he takes in his redeemed people, and the workings of his own grace in them. True believers alone can possess the beauty of holiness. And when their real character is known, it will be commended. Both the church and believers, at their first conversion, look forth as the morning, their light being small, but increasing. As to their sanctification, they are fair as the moon, deriving all their light, grace, and holiness from Christ; and as to justification, clear as the sun, clothed with Christ, the Sun of righteousness, and fighting the good fight of faith, under the banners of Christ, against all spiritual enemies.
Jump to Previous
Bare Beautiful Blessed Blessing Bore Child Choice Concubines Darling Daughter Daughters Dearest Dove Favorite Flawless Happy Maidens Mother Mother's Perfect Praise Praised Pronounce Pure Queens Servant-Wives Undefiled Unique
Jump to Next
Bare Beautiful Blessed Blessing Bore Child Choice Concubines Darling Daughter Daughters Dearest Dove Favorite Flawless Happy Maidens Mother Mother's Perfect Praise Praised Pronounce Pure Queens Servant-Wives Undefiled Unique
Links
Song of Solomon 6:9 NIV
Song of Solomon 6:9 NLT
Song of Solomon 6:9 ESV
Song of Solomon 6:9 NASB
Song of Solomon 6:9 KJV

Song of Solomon 6:9 Bible Apps
Song of Solomon 6:9 Biblia Paralela
Song of Solomon 6:9 Chinese Bible
Song of Solomon 6:9 French Bible
Song of Solomon 6:9 German Bible

Alphabetical: also and blessed bore but called child concubines daughter dove favorite her is maidens mother mother's my of one only perfect praised pure queens saw saying She the they unique who

OT Poetry: Song of Solomon 6:9 My dove my perfect one is unique (Song Songs SS So Can) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Song of Solomon 6:8
Top of Page
Top of Page