11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, [1] and black as a raven.

Other Translations of Song of Solomon 5:11

New International Version

11 His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.

English Standard Version

11 His head is the finest gold; his locks are wavy, black as a raven.

The Message

11 My golden one, pure and untarnished, with raven black curls tumbling across his shoulders.

New King James Version

11 His head is like the finest gold; His locks are wavy, And black as a raven.

New Living Translation

11 His head is finest gold, his wavy hair is black as a raven.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:11

Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:9-16

(Read Song of Solomon 5:9-16)

Even those who have little acquaintance with Christ, cannot but see amiable beauty in others who bear his image. There are hopes of those who begin to inquire concerning Christ and his perfections. Christians, who are well acquainted with Christ themselves, should do all they can to make others know something of him. Divine glory makes him truly lovely in the eyes of all who are enlightened to discern spiritual things. He is white in the spotless innocence of his life, ruddy in the bleeding sufferings he went through at his death. This description of the person of the Beloved, would form, in the figurative language of those times, a portrait of beauty of person and of grace of manners; but the aptness of some of the allusions may not appear to us. He shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all that believe. May his love constrain us to live to his glory.