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Song of Songs 5:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I rose up to open to my beloved; And my hands droppeth with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, Upon the handles of the bolt.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped [with] myrrh, and my fingers [with] sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I arose to open to my beloved; And my hands dripped with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, On the handles of the bolt.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I rose up to open to my beloved: and my hands dropped [with] myrrh, and my fingers [with] sweet-smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I rose up to open to my beloved; And my hands dropped with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, Upon the handles of the lock.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I myself, arose, to open to my beloved,—and, my hands, dripped with myrrh, and, my fingers, with myrrh distilling, upon the handles of the bolt.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I rose to open to my beloved, And my hands dropped myrrh, Yea, my fingers flowing myrrh, On the handles of the lock.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I arose up to open to my beloved: my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers were full of the choicest myrrh.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I rose vp to open to my beloued, and my hands dropped [with] myrrhe, and my fingers [with] sweete smelling myrrhe, vpon the handles of the locke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I rose up to open to my kinsman; my hands dropped myrrh, my fingers choice myrrh, on the handles of the lock.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped [with] myrrh, and my fingers [with] sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I x589
(0589) Complement
אֲנִי
'aniy
{an-ee'}
Contracted from H0595; I.
rose up 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to open 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
to my beloved; 1730
{1730} Prime
דּוֹד
dowd
{dode}
From an unused root meaning properly to boil, that is, (figuratively) to love; by implication a love token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle.
and my hands 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
dropped 5197
{5197} Prime
נָטַף
nataph
{naw-taf'}
A primitive root; to ooze, that is, distil gradually; by implication to fall in drops; figuratively to speak by inspiration.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[with] myrrh, 4753
{4753} Prime
מֹר
more
{mor}
From H4843; myrrh (as distilling in drops, and also as bitter).
and my fingers 676
{0676} Prime
אֶצְבַּע
'etsba`
{ets-bah'}
From the same as H6648 (in the sense of grasping); some thing to seize with, that is, a finger; by analogy a toe.
[with] sweet smelling 5674
{5674} Prime
עָבַר
`abar
{aw-bar'}
A primitive root; to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literally or figuratively; transitively, intransitively, intensively or causatively); specifically to cover (in copulation).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
myrrh, 4753
{4753} Prime
מֹר
more
{mor}
From H4843; myrrh (as distilling in drops, and also as bitter).
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the handles 3709
{3709} Prime
כַּף
kaph
{kaf}
From H3721; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm tree); figuratively power.
of the lock. 4514
{4514} Prime
מַנְעוּל
man`uwl
{man-ool'}
From H5274; a bolt.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 5:5

_ _ dropped with myrrh — The best proof a bride could give her lover of welcome was to anoint herself (the back of the hands especially, as being the coolest part of the body) profusely with the best perfumes (Exodus 30:23; Esther 2:12; Proverbs 7:17); “sweet-smelling” is in the Hebrew rather, “spontaneously exuding” from the tree, and therefore the best. She designed also to anoint Him, whose “head was filled with the drops of night” (Luke 24:1). The myrrh typifies bitter repentance, the fruit of the Spirit’s unction (2 Corinthians 1:21, 2 Corinthians 1:22).

_ _ handles of the lock — sins which closed the heart against Him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 5:2-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 5:5

I rose — I went forth to receive him. Dropped — With oil or ointment made of myrrh, which dropped from the bridegroom's hand upon the door in great abundance, when he put it into the hole of the door, and consequently upon her hands and fingers when she touched the door to open it. By which she signifies, that Christ, though he withdrew himself from her, yet left a sweet savour behind him. The handles — Heb. with myrrh passing or flowing upon the handles of the lock, which place the bridegroom had touched when he attempted to open it.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 5:5

I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands flowed [with] myrrh, and my (e) fingers [with] sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

(e) The spouse who should be anointed by Christ will not find him if she thinks to anoint him with her good works.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
rose:

Song of Songs 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.
Luke 12:36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

my hands:

Song of Songs 5:13 His cheeks [are] as a bed of spices, [as] sweet flowers: his lips [like] lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.
Song of Songs 3:6 Who [is] this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
Song of Songs 4:13-14 Thy plants [are] an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, ... Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
2 Corinthians 7:9-11 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. ... For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, [what] clearing of yourselves, yea, [what] indignation, yea, [what] fear, yea, [what] vehement desire, yea, [what] zeal, yea, [what] revenge! In all [things] ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

sweet smelling:
Heb. passing, or running about
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