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Song of Songs 1:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thy cheeks are comely with plaits [of hair], Thy neck with strings of jewels.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thy cheeks are comely with rows [of jewels], thy neck with chains [of gold].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of beads.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thy cheeks are comely with rows [of jewels], thy neck with chains [of gold].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thy cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Thy neck with ornamental chains.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Comely are thy cheeks, with bead-rows, thy neck, with strings of gems.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Comely have been thy cheeks with garlands, Thy neck with chains.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thy cheeks are beautiful as the turtledove's, thy neck as jewels.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thy cheekes are comely with rowes of [iewels], thy necke with chaines [of golde].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— How are thy cheeks beautiful as [those] of a dove, thy neck as chains!
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thy cheeks are comely with rows [of jewels], thy neck with chains [of gold].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thy cheeks 3895
{3895} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be soft; the cheek (from its fleshiness); hence the jaw bone.
are comely 4998
{4998} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be at home, that is, (by implication) to be pleasant (or suitable), that is, beautiful.
<8773> Grammar
Stem - Pilpel (See H8842)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 19
with rows 8447
{8447} Prime
From H8446; a succession, that is, a string or (abstractly) order.
[of jewels], thy neck 6677
{6677} Prime
Intensive from H6696 in the sense of binding; the back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound).
with chains 2737
{2737} Prime
From an unused root meaning to perforate; properly pierced, that is, a bead of pearl, gems or jewels (as strung).
[of gold].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 1:10

_ _ rows of jewels — (Ezekiel 16:11-13). Olerius says, Persian ladies wear two or three rows of pearls round the head, beginning on the forehead and descending down to the cheeks and under the chin, so that their faces seem to be set in pearls (Ezekiel 16:11). The comparison of the horses (Song of Songs 1:9) implies the vital energy of the bride; this verse, her superadded graces (Proverbs 1:9; Proverbs 4:9; 1 Timothy 2:9; 2 Peter 1:5).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 1:7-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 1:10

Jewels — Which being fastened to the heads of brides, used to hang down upon their cheeks, in those times. He mentions the cheeks, as the chief seat of beauty. Chains — Whereby, as well as by the rows of jewels: he may seem to design all those persons and things wherewith the church is made beautiful in the eyes of God, and of men, such as excellent ministers, and saints, righteous laws, holy ordinances, and the gifts and graces of God's spirit.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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thy cheeks:

Genesis 24:22 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten [shekels] weight of gold;
Genesis 24:47 And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter [art] thou? And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son, whom Milcah bare unto him: and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.
Isaiah 3:18-21 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of [their] tinkling ornaments [about their feet], and [their] cauls, and [their] round tires like the moon, ... The rings, and nose jewels,
Ezekiel 16:11-13 I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. ... Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment [was of] fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.
2 Peter 1:3-4 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that [pertain] unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: ... Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

thy neck:

Song of Songs 4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, [my] spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
Genesis 41:42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
Numbers 31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.
Proverbs 1:9 For they [shall be] an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
1 Peter 3:4 But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
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Gn 24:22, 47; 41:42. Nu 31:50. Pv 1:9. So 4:9. Is 3:18. Ezk 16:11. 1P 3:4. 2P 1:3.

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