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Song of Songs 4:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thy two breasts are like two fawns That are twins of a roe, Which feed among the lilies.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle Which feed among the lilies.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thy two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle, Which feed among the lilies.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thy two breasts, are like two young roes, twins of a gazelle,—which pasture among lilies.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thy two breasts [are] as two fawns, Twins of a roe, that are feeding among lilies.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thy two breasts like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thy two breasts, [are] like two yong Roes, that are twinnes, which feed among the lillies.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thy two breasts are as two twin fawns, that feed among the lilies.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thy two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
breasts 7699
{7699} Prime
שַׁד
shad
{shad}
Probably from H7736 (in its original sense) contracted; the breast of a woman or animal (as bulging).
[are] like two 8147
{8147} Prime
שְׁתַּיִם
sh@nayim
{shen-ah'-yim}
(The first form being dual of H8145; the second form being feminine); two; also (as ordinal) twofold.
young 6082
{6082} Prime
עֹפֶר
`opher
{o'-fer}
From H6080; a fawn (from the dusty color).
roes 6646
{6646} Prime
צְבִיָּה
ts@biyah
{tseb-ee-yaw'}
Feminine of H6643; a female gazelle.
that are twins, 8380
{8380} Prime
תָּאוֹם
ta'owm
{taw-ome'}
From H8382; a twin (in plural only), literally or figuratively.
which feed 7462
{7462} Prime
רָעָה
ra`ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
among the lilies. 7799
{7799} Prime
שׁוּשָׁן
shuwshan
{shoo-shan'}
From H7797; a lily (from its whiteness), as a flower or architectural ornament; also a (straight) trumpet (from the tubular shape).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 4:5

_ _ breasts — The bust is left open in Eastern dress. The breastplate of the high priest was made of “two” pieces, folded one on the other, in which were the Urim and Thummim (lights and perfection). “Faith and love” are the double breastplate (1 Thessalonians 5:8), answering to “hearing the word” and “keeping it,” in a similar connection with breasts (Luke 12:27, Luke 12:28).

_ _ roes — He reciprocates her praise (Song of Songs 2:9). Emblem of love and satisfaction (Proverbs 5:19).

_ _ feed — (Psalms 23:2).

_ _ among the lilies — shrinking from thorns of strife, worldliness, and ungodliness (2 Samuel 23:6; Matthew 13:7). Roes feed among, not on the lilies: where these grow, there is moisture producing green pasturage. The lilies represent her white dress (Psalms 45:14; Revelation 19:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 4:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 4:5

Lillies — In the fields where lillies grow.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 4:5

Thy two (c) breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

(c) In which are knowledge and zeal two precious jewels.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
two breasts:

Song of Songs 1:13 A bundle of myrrh [is] my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
Song of Songs 7:3 Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes [that are] twins.
Song of Songs 7:7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters [of grapes].
Song of Songs 8:1 O that thou [wert] as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! [when] I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.
Song of Songs 8:10 I [am] a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.
Proverbs 5:19 [Let her be as] the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
Isaiah 66:10-12 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: ... For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon [her] sides, and be dandled upon [her] knees.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

feed:

Song of Songs 2:16 My beloved [is] mine, and I [am] his: he feedeth among the lilies.
Song of Songs 6:3 I [am] my beloved's, and my beloved [is] mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
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Pv 5:19. So 1:13; 2:16; 6:3; 7:3, 7; 8:1, 10. Is 66:10. 1P 2:2.

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