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Song of Songs 1:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold thou art fair; Thine eyes are [as] doves.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are [like] doves.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [HE] Lo! thou art beautiful my fair one, lo! thou art beautiful, Thine eyes, [are] doves!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, thou [art] fair, my friend, Lo, thou [art] fair, thine eyes [are] doves!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold thou are fair, O my love, behold thou are fair, thy eyes are as those of doves.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, thou [art] faire, my loue: behold, thou [art] faire, thou [hast] doues eyes.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold, thou art fair, my companion; behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are doves.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
thou [art] fair, 3303
{3303} Prime
יָפֶה
yapheh
{yaw-feh'}
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
my love; 7474
{7474} Prime
רַעְיָה
ra`yah
{rah-yaw'}
Feminine of H7453; a female associate.
behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
הִנֵּה
hinneh
{hin-nay'}
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
thou [art] fair; 3303
{3303} Prime
יָפֶה
yapheh
{yaw-feh'}
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
thou [hast] doves' 3123
{3123} Prime
יוֹנָה
yownah
{yo-naw'}
Probably from the same as H3196; a dove (apparently from the warmth of their mating).
eyes. 5869
{5869} Prime
עַיִן
`ayin
{ah'-yin}
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 1:15

_ _ fair — He discerns beauty in her, who had said, “I am black” (Song of Songs 1:5), because of the everlasting covenant (Psalms 45:11; Isaiah 62:5; Ephesians 1:4, Ephesians 1:5).

_ _ doves’ eyes — large and beautiful in the doves of Syria. The prominent features of her beauty (Matthew 10:16), gentleness, innocence, and constant love, emblem of the Holy Ghost, who changes us to His own likeness (Genesis 8:10, Genesis 8:11; Matthew 3:16). The opposite kind of eyes (Psalms 101:5; Matthew 20:15; 2 Peter 2:14).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 1:12-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 1:15

Behold — This is the speech of Christ. The words are doubled to manifest his fervent affection for her. Doves eyes — Which are mild and harmless, chaste and faithful. And by the eyes he seems to design both her outward behaviour, and the inward disposition of her mind.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou art fair:

Song of Songs 1:8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair [is] as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Song of Songs 4:7 Thou [art] all fair, my love; [there is] no spot in thee.
Song of Songs 4:10 How fair is thy love, my sister, [my] spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Song of Songs 5:12 His eyes [are] as [the eyes] of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, [and] fitly set.
Song of Songs 7:6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

my love:
or, my companion,
Malachi 2:14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet [is] she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.

thou hast:

Song of Songs 4:1 Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair [is] as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Song of Songs 5:12 His eyes [are] as [the eyes] of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, [and] fitly set.
2 Corinthians 11:2-3 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ. ... But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Ephesians 1:17-18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: ... The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
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So 1:8; 4:1, 7, 10; 5:12; 7:6. Mal 2:14. 2Co 11:2. Ep 1:17.

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