10 My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.

Other Translations of Song of Solomon 5:10

King James Version

10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest the chiefest: Heb. a standard bearer among ten thousand.

English Standard Version

10 My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand.

The Message

10 My dear lover glows with health - red-blooded, radiant! He's one in a million. There's no one quite like him!

New King James Version

10 The Shulamite My beloved is white and ruddy, Chief among ten thousand.

New Living Translation

10 My lover is dark and dazzling, better than ten thousand others!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:10

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.