9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, [1] causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

Other Translations of Song of Solomon 7:9

New International Version

9 and your mouth like the best wine. May the wine go straight to my beloved, flowing gently over lips and teeth.Septuagint, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "lips of sleepers"

English Standard Version

9 and your mouthHebrew palate like the best wine.It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth.Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak

The Message

9 your tongue and lips like the best wine. Yes, and yours are, too - my love's kisses flow from his lips to mine.

New King James Version

9 And the roof of your mouth like the best wine. The Shulamite The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved, Moving gently the lips of sleepers.

New Living Translation

9 May your kisses be as exciting as the best wine- Young Woman Yes, wine that goes down smoothly for my lover, flowing gently over lips and teeth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Song of Solomon 7:9

Commentary on Song of Solomon 7:1-9

(Read Song of Solomon 7:1-9)

The similitudes here are different from what they were before, and in the original refer to glorious and splendid clothing. Such honour have all his saints; and having put on Christ, they are distinguished by their beautiful and glorious apparel. They adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Consistent believers honour Christ, recommend the gospel, and convince and awaken sinners. The church resembles the stately and spreading palm; while her love for Christ, and the obedience resulting therefrom, are precious fruit of the true Vine. The King is held in the galleries. Christ takes delight in the assemblies and ordinances of his people; and admires the fruit of his grace in them. When applied to the church and to each faithful Christian, all this denotes that beauty of holiness, in which they shall be presented to their heavenly Bridegroom.