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Daily Bible Verse - 9/3/2007 - Song of Solomon 1:15

NIV How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.
KJV Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
NASB How beautiful you are, my darling,
How beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves.
Song of Solomon 1:15
Verbal affirmation fueled this romance. He used "fair" at least 10 times (1:15; 2:10, 13; 4:1, 7; 6:4, 10; 7:6). dove's eyes. She returned the compliment in 5:12, which is best understood as beautiful eyes representing a beautiful personality.

MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (So 1:15). Nashville: Word Pub.

SONG OF SOLOMON, THE - an Old Testament book written in the form of a lyrical love song. Some interpreters believe this song speaks symbolically of the love of God for the nation of Israel. But others insist it should be interpreted literally-as a healthy expression of romantic love between a man and a woman. No matter how the book is interpreted, it is certainly one of the most unusual in the Bible. Its title, "the song of songs" (1:1), implies it was the loveliest and best-known of all the songs of Solomon.

Youngblood, R. F., Bruce, F. F., Harrison, R. K., & Thomas Nelson Publishers. (1995). Nelson's new illustrated Bible dictionary. Rev. ed. of: Nelson's illustrated Bible dictionary.; Includes index. Nashville: T. Nelson.

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