Song of Solomon 7:9
New International Version
and your mouth like the best wine. She May the wine go straight to my beloved, flowing gently over lips and teeth.

New Living Translation
May your kisses be as exciting as the best wine, flowing gently over lips and teeth.

English Standard Version
and your mouth like the best wine. She It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth.

Berean Study Bible
and your mouth like the finest wine. The Bride May it flow smoothly to my beloved, gliding gently over lips and teeth.

New American Standard Bible
And your mouth like the best wine!" "It goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
Your mouth is like fine wine--Woman flowing smoothly for my love, gliding past my lips and teeth!

Contemporary English Version
Kissing you is more delicious than drinking the finest wine. How wonderful and tasty!

Good News Translation
and your mouth like the finest wine. Then let the wine flow straight to my lover, flowing over his lips and teeth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your mouth is like fine wine-- W flowing smoothly for my love, gliding past my lips and teeth!

International Standard Version
May your mouth be like good wine. May it go down smoothly to my beloved, gliding gently over the lips of the sleeping ones.

NET Bible
May your mouth be like the best wine, flowing smoothly for my beloved, gliding gently over our lips as we sleep together.

New Heart English Bible
Your mouth like the best wine, that goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over my lips and my teeth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May your mouth taste like the best wine...... that goes down smoothly to my beloved and glides over the lips of those about to sleep.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine, That glideth down smoothly for my beloved, Moving gently the lips of those that are asleep.'

New American Standard 1977
And your mouth like the best wine!” “It goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thy palate like the best wine that goes into my beloved sweetly and causes the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

King James 2000 Bible
And the roof of your mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goes down sweetly, flowing gently over lips and teeth.

American King James Version
And the roof of your mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goes down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

American Standard Version
And thy mouth like the best wine, That goeth down smoothly for my beloved, Gliding through the lips of those that are asleep.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and thy throat as good wine, going well with my kinsman, suiting my lips and teeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy throat like the best wine, worthy for my beloved to drink, and for his lips and his teeth to ruminate.

Darby Bible Translation
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine, ... That goeth down smoothly for my beloved, And stealeth over the lips of them that are asleep.

English Revised Version
And thy mouth like the best wine, that goeth down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of those that are asleep.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Your mouth like the best wine, that goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of those who are asleep.

Young's Literal Translation
And thy palate as the good wine -- 'Flowing to my beloved in uprightness, Strengthening the lips of the aged!
Study Bible
Admiration by the Bridegroom
8I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, 9and your mouth like the finest wine. May it flow smoothly to my beloved, gliding gently over lips and teeth. 10I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.…
Cross References
Proverbs 23:31
Do not gaze at wine while it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly.

Song of Solomon 5:16
His mouth is most sweet; he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture

And the roof of your mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goes down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

the roof

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 5:16
His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Proverbs 16:29
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

the best

Isaiah 62:8,9
The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: …

Zechariah 9:15-17
The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar…

Acts 2:11-13,46,47
Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God…

sweetly

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.

Romans 13:11
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

1 Thessalonians 4:13,14
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope…







Lexicon
and your mouth
וְחִכֵּ֕ךְ (wə·ḥik·kêḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2441: Palate, roof of the mouth, gums

like the finest
הַטּ֛וֹב (haṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

wine.
כְּיֵ֥ין (kə·yên)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3196: Wine, intoxication

May it flow
הוֹלֵ֥ךְ (hō·w·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

smoothly
לְמֵישָׁרִ֑ים (lə·mê·šā·rîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude

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

gliding gently over
דּוֹבֵ֖ב (dō·w·ḇêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1680: To move gently, glide, glide over

lips
שִׂפְתֵ֥י (śip̄·ṯê)
Noun - fdc
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and teeth.
יְשֵׁנִֽים׃ (yə·šê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3462: To be slack, languid, sleep, to grow old, stale, inveterate
(9) Causing the lips.--The text in this verse has evidently undergone some change. The LXX., in stead of siphthei yesheynim, lips of sleepers, read sephathaim veshinnayim, ??????? ??? ??? ??????. The Marg., instead of yesheynim, sleepers, reads yeshanim, the ancient, which Luther adopts, translating "of the previous year." Ledodi, for my beloved, is evidently either an accidental insertion of the copyist, the eye having caught dodi in the next verse, or more probably is wrongly vowelled. The verse is untranslatable as it stands; but by reading ledodai, "to my caresses" (comp. Song of Solomon 1:2; Song of Solomon 4:10; Song of Solomon 7:12), we get a sense entirely harmonious with the context, and this is a change less violent than to reject ledodi altogether. It is the old figure, comparing kisses to wine (comp. Song of Solomon 1:2; Song of Solomon 2:4; Song of Solomon 5:1). "The roof of the mouth" (comp. Song of Solomon 5:16), or palate, is put by metonymy for the mouth generally. Dobeb is either from the root dob, cognate with zob = flow gently, and means suffusing, in which case we translate "Thy mouth pours out an exquisite wine, which runs sweetly down in answer to my caresses, and suffuses (LXX. ???????????, accommodating itself to) our lips as we fall asleep"--or, according to the Rabbinical interpretation, followed by the Authorised Version (which connects dobeb with dabab, a Talmudic word = speaking), there may be in it the idea of a dream making the lips move as in speech. In this case the lines of Shelley suggest the meaning:--

"Like lips murmuring in their sleep

Of the sweet kisses which had lulled them there."

Epipsychidion.

7:1-9 The similitudes here are different from what they were before, and in the original refer to glorious and splendid clothing. Such honour have all his saints; and having put on Christ, they are distinguished by their beautiful and glorious apparel. They adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Consistent believers honour Christ, recommend the gospel, and convince and awaken sinners. The church resembles the stately and spreading palm; while her love for Christ, and the obedience resulting therefrom, are precious fruit of the true Vine. The King is held in the galleries. Christ takes delight in the assemblies and ordinances of his people; and admires the fruit of his grace in them. When applied to the church and to each faithful Christian, all this denotes that beauty of holiness, in which they shall be presented to their heavenly Bridegroom.
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