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Song of Songs 8:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— His left hand [should be] under my head, And his right hand should embrace me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand should 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 [should be] under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— His left hand would be under my head, And his right hand 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 under my head, and his right hand shall embrace me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— His left hand [should be] vnder my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
His left hand 8040
{8040} Prime
שְׂמוֹאל
s@mo'wl
{sem-ole'}
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.
[should be] under x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
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
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
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
יָמִין
yamiyn
{yaw-meen'}
From H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south.
should embrace 2263
{2263} Prime
חָבַק
chabaq
{khaw-bak'}
A primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
me.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 8:3-4

_ _ The “left and right hand,” etc., occurred only once actually (Song of Songs 2:6), and here optatively. Only at His first manifestation did the Church palpably embrace Him; at His second coming there shall be again sensible communion with Him. The rest in Song of Songs 8:4, which is a spiritual realization of the wish in Song of Songs 8:3 (1 Peter 1:8), and the charge not to disturb it, close the first, second, and fourth canticles; not the third, as the bridegroom there takes charge Himself; nor the fifth, as, if repose formed its close, we might mistake the present state for our rest. The broken, longing close, like that of the whole Bible (Revelation 22:20), reminds us we are to be waiting for a Savior to come. On “daughters of Jerusalem,” see on Song of Songs 7:10.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 8:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 8:3

(b) His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

(b) Read (Song of Songs 2:6).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Song of Songs 2:6 His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God [is thy] refuge, and underneath [are] the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy [them].
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.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
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Dt 33:27. So 2:6. Is 62:4. 2Co 12:9.

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