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Song of Songs 1:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: Also our couch is green.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, thou [art] fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed [is] green.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “How handsome you are, my beloved, [And] so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, thou [art] fair, my beloved, yes, pleasant: also our bed [is] green.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; Also our bed is green.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [SHE] Lo! thou art beautiful, my beloved, Yea delightful! [BOTH] Yea! our couch, is covered with leaves:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, thou [art] fair, my love, yea, pleasant, Yea, our couch [is] green,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold thou art fair, my beloved, and comely. Our bed is flourishing.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, thou [art] faire, my beloued; yea pleasant: also our bedde [is] greene.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold, thou art fair, my kinsman, yea, beautiful, overshadowing our bed.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, thou [art] fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed [is] green.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2009
(2009) Complement
Prolonged for H2005; lo!.
thou [art] fair, 3303
{3303} Prime
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
my beloved, 1730
{1730} Prime
From an unused root meaning properly to boil, that is, (figuratively) to love; by implication a love token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle.
yea, x637
(0637) Complement
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
pleasant: 5273
{5273} Prime
From H5276; delightful (objectively or subjectively, literally or figuratively).
also x637
(0637) Complement
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
our bed 6210
{6210} Prime
From an unused root meaning perhaps to arch; a couch (properly with a canopy).
[is] green. 7488
{7488} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be green; verdant; by analogy new; figuratively prosperous.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 1:16

_ _ Reply of the Bride. She presumes to call Him beloved, because He called her so first. Thou callest me “fair”; if I am so, it is not in myself; it is all from Thee (Psalms 90:17); but Thou art fair in Thyself (Psalms 45:2).

_ _ pleasant — (Proverbs 3:17) towards Thy friends (2 Samuel 1:26).

_ _ bed ... green — the couch of green grass on which the King and His bride sit to “rest at noon.” Thus her prayer in Song of Songs 1:7 is here granted; a green oasis in the desert, always found near waters in the East (Psalms 23:2; Isaiah 41:17-19). The scene is a kiosk, or summer house. Historically, the literal resting of the Babe of Beth-lehem and his parents on the green grass provided for cattle (Luke 2:7, Luke 2:12). In this verse there is an incidental allusion, in Song of Songs 1:15, to the offering (Luke 2:24). So the “cedar and fir” ceiling refers to the temple (1 Kings 5:6-10; 1 Kings 6:15-18); type of the heavenly temple (Revelation 21:22).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

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

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 1:16

Behold — The church here again speaks, and retorts Christ's words; thou, and thou only art fair indeed. Pleasant — As thou art beautiful in thyself, so thou art amiable and pleasant in thy condescention to me. Bed — This seems to denote the place where the church enjoys sweet fellowship with Christ, by his spirit accompanying his ordinances. Green — Is pleasant, as that colour to the eye.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 1:16

Behold, thou [art] fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our (u) bed [is] green.

(u) That is, the heart of the faithful, in which Christ dwells by his Spirit.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou art:

Song of Songs 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste.
Song of Songs 5:10-16 My beloved [is] white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. ... His mouth [is] most sweet: yea, he [is] altogether lovely. This [is] my beloved, and this [is] my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
Psalms 45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Zechariah 9:17 For how great [is] his goodness, and how great [is] his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
Philippians 3:8-9 Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ, ... And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Revelation 5:11-13 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; ... And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, [be] unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.


Song of Songs 3:7 Behold his bed, which [is] Solomon's; threescore valiant men [are] about it, of the valiant of Israel.
Psalms 110:3 Thy people [shall be] willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.
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Ps 45:2; 110:3. So 2:3; 3:7; 5:10. Zc 9:17. Php 3:8. Rv 5:11.

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