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Song of Songs 2:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His left hand [is] under my head, And his right hand doth embrace me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His left hand is under my head, And his right hand doth embrace me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— His left hand under my head, then, his right hand, embraceth me!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— His left hand [is] under my head, And his right doth embrace me.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— His left hand is under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His left hand [is] vnder my head, and his right hand doeth imbrace me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His left [hand shall be] under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His left hand 8040
{8040} Prime
A primitive word (rather perhaps from the same as H8071 (by insertion of א) through the idea of wrapping up); properly dark (as enveloped), that is, the north; hence (by orientation) the left hand.
[is] under x8478
(8478) Complement
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
my head, 7218
{7218} Prime
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
and his right hand 3225
{3225} Prime
From H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south.
doth embrace 2263
{2263} Prime
A primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace).
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 2:6

_ _ The “stay” she prayed for (Song of Songs 2:5) is granted (Deuteronomy 33:12, Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalms 37:24; Isaiah 41:16). None can pluck from that embrace (John 10:28-30). His hand keeps us from falling (Matthew 14:30, Matthew 14:31); to it we may commit ourselves (Psalms 31:5).

_ _ left hand — the left is the inferior hand, by which the Lord less signally manifests His love, than by the right; the secret hand of ordinary providence, as distinguished from that of manifested grace (the “right”). They really go together, though sometimes they seem divided; here both are felt at once. Theodoret takes the left hand, equivalent to judgment and wrath; the right, equivalent to honor and love. The hand of justice no longer is lifted to smite, but is under the head of the believer to support (Isaiah 42:21); the hand of Jesus Christ pierced by justice for our sin supports us. The charge not to disturb the beloved occurs thrice: but the sentiment here, “His left hand,” etc., nowhere else fully; which accords with the intensity of joy (Song of Songs 2:5) found nowhere else; in Song of Songs 8:3, it is only conditional, “should embrace,” not “doth.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 2:3-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 2:6

His hand — No sooner did I cry out for help, but he was at hand to succour me.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Song of Songs 8:3-5 His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand should embrace me. ... Who [is] this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth [that] bare thee.
Isaiah 54:5-10 For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the LORD of hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. ... For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 62:4-5 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. ... For [as] a young man marrieth a virgin, [so] shall thy sons marry thee: and [as] the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, [so] shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Jeremiah 32:41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
Ephesians 5:25-29 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; ... For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
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So 8:3. Is 54:5; 62:4. Jr 32:41. Zp 3:17. Jn 3:29. Ep 5:25.

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