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Tamara T

Can you please translate Song of Songs 2:7 for me? : "Do not arouse love until it so desires" Thank you soo much for your help!

God bless

Ian

John,
Sol's Song is not 'love poetry', it is Prophecy.
Compare Song 2:8 with Isa 52:7.

"The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills".
And,
"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of Him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace;"

These two passages speak of the same event - the evengelism of Messiah's ministry.
In Isaiah's prophecy the 'mountains' are the collective gentile religions that the evangelism was directed at. The 'feet' are those who preached the gospel to the gentiles, and 'Him' whose feet they are is the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth.

JohnFH

Ian,

It is love poetry that was interpreted and is interpreted by synagogue and church as an allegory of God's relationship to his people. It has always been hard for some people to make the above affirmation, though the facts clearly support it.

If it goes against your concept of God to imagine that he would have allowed a text intended as love poetry to be re-used as an allegory, we will have to agree to disagree. The God I know is quite the acrobat. Doing as I have suggested would seem to fit God's character from my point of view.

Jenny

this is the first time i've looked at hebrew poetry and love it. i'm looking for a tattoo to have done and have just read the line "set me as a seal upon your heart" and would love to know the translation. thanks

Stephanie

can u please translate let him kiss me with kisses from his mouth inro hebrew for me? that would be a great help =] thanx

x

Nat,

Can you please translate, 'Let Him Kiss Me with Kisses of his Mouth' Song of Songs 1:2-14
Thanx!

Nat,

Sory its me again..forgot to say i wanted translated in hebrew writing..x

laura garcia

can you translate " i am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. in hebrew

amy

will you be able to translate names? x

MorningStar Wilson

Hello,
I was wondering if you could help by translating in Hebrew writing the phrase "I am that I am" ? Also is it read from right to left, or left to right? Thank you

julie

hi can you translate in hebrew LET HIM KISS ME WITH KISSES OF HIS MOUTH thankyou from julie

Hailey

Hi,

Can you please translate the following for me in Ancient Hebrew,

His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

AND

I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

Thank you very much.
Hailey

Amanda

can you please translate

Amanda

can you please translate 'only god can judge me' in hebrew please?

Ros

LOL! John, I always love the comments you get. No one ever asks me to 'translate' the Song of Songs into Hebrew for them so they can get a tattoo.

I love 'bangles' and 'spangles'. Is there a particular reason you don't read Solomon into v. 5?

JohnFH

Ros,

You should see all the private emails I get. None of which I answer. It would be a full time job, though I do not doubt that the requesters are sincere and well-intentioned. I can pass them on to you if you wish. Lots of young things from the UK, I assure you.

My reading of the Song - in line with my teacher, Michael Fox - thinks of Solomon as an occasional term of comparison in the poetry, not a dramatis personae.

natalia kyriakidou

can you please translate " i am my beloved's and my beloved is mine " in ancient Hebrew?

leanna

can you please translate these three saying 4 me in hebrew-

"I cant resist everyfing but temptation"
"family is a heavan in a heartless world"
"success is the best revenge"

i am wanting a tattoo n cant decide which saying id like best so opefully can decide wen there translated
thanku very much
leanna :)

victoria

can you please translate these three saying 4 me in hebrew-
1)family is a heavan in a heartless world
2)I am my love’s and my love is mine, who browses among the lilies
3)You know that I'll always be in love with you
Right till the end

i am wanting a tattoo n cant decide which saying id like best so opefully can decide wen there translated
thanku very much
victoria


jazmine mendez

can you translate something for me in hebrew pls....i want to surprise my hubby for his bday please

Cystal Taylor

hi my husband is coming home from afghanistan soon, and we are wanting to get tattoos in hebrew that say My beloved is mine and I am his and My beloved is mine and I am hers, could you please help me and translate? thank you ! crystal<><

rebecca

hi!
can you please translate these three : faith hope love fore me? In script. it is for my tattoo.
thank you! rebecca

lauren

tempations
if it's to loud your to old
life is a playground
smile and the world smiles with you
life is what you make it
choose your destiny
only you can make miracles
every decision you make creates your destiny
lifes choices make you the person you are today
tlc
do what you love
great love and great achievements involve great risk
dare to dream
write it on your heart that every day is the best day of your life
go confidently in the direction of your dreams
be realistic, plan for a miracle

Lucia

hi,
could u translate something for me in hebrew please. it is very important to me.
family is a heaven in a heartless world
i am my love´s and my love is mine
only God can judge me

Thank u very much,
Lucia

kelly

Hi can you please translate something for me from english to hebrew

Ill love you always
Ill love you forever
As long as im living
My precious child you will be
Kayden Michael Barker
fouth of february two thousand and ten

thank you

dawnmccartney@hotmail.co.uk

please can u translate mum and dad....from english to hebrew

Julie

hey, can you please translate some phrases for me?

the first is: "We know what we are, but not what we may be"
the second is: "Karma"
the last is: "Lovers don't actually meet. They collide"

thank you!

julie

Chariots of Fire 2

When reading Song of Songs 1:2-14 I get a sense of such infatuation between the boy and the girl. I enjoy reading this because there are such great analogies in expressing their feelings to one another. Some of it is a little cheesy, but it would be nice if people still talked in the same matter as they use to.

Dead Man Walking 2

I’m confused as to the reasoning behind putting this in the Bible if it isn’t an allegory for something. Why would love poetry be included in the Bible when other books that have been discovered were cut?

JohnFH

The book is not an allegory, but it probably was put in the Bible because it had come to be read allegorically.

However, the song has also been read as love poetry by Jews and Christians since at least the Middle Ages in both ways by the same people. And why not?

True Grit 4

I know in my bible it says that Song of Songs may have been written by Solomon, but that is not what I find the most interesting thing I find about this. The thing I find most interesting about this is the fact that it talks about love a lot. In fact the Bible itself talks about love a lot. In the back of my NIV Bible I find that love and it’s various forms (loving, lovely, loveliness, etc.) are the most used words in the Bible. To me the repeating of this word so much shows that God is a God of love. Some people thinks he is a God of hate. God hates but he does not hate us he hates sin. God loves us that is why he sent his one and only Son to die for our sins.

The Truman Show 4

A very recognizable verse of the bible is "Love is patient; love is kind..." mostly because you hear it being recited at many, many weddings. Because of this, I am not so surprised that there are so many love stories, like this one in particular, in the bible. As True Grit 4 stated, God is a God of love. God is an angry to those who disobey him but then God's grace and poetry like this just goes to show how powerful his love is.

Pulp Fiction 3

I agree with you True Grit 4 about God being a God of love. Love, and many synonyms of love are located in many parts throughout the bible. It further makes me believe that God is very loving to those who are not sinisters. Some people do believe that God is one of hate but I disagree with those that believe that. God only hates the sins that people do, I do not believe he is out to hate on anyone.

Pulp Fiction 4

This is probably one of my favorite passages that I have read so far. It is full of love and happiness. "The lovers it portrays are at ease but not obsessed with their sexuality. They praise each other’s beauty, are overtaken by the desire for intimacy and union, and celebrate their longing for each other." This is a really moving part of the passage I think. I love how it states that this couple they are talking about praise each others beauty and celebrate their longing for each other. This just goes to show that love is strong when you are with the right person. And God's love is stronger for us. I am glad that "Love poetry" is in the Bible. Like one of the above blogs said that they wish people talk to one another like this now a days, I agree with that. Back then they really had a way of expressing their feelings to one another.

Nell 4

Who would have thought there would be "Love poetry" in the Bible? I can say I never would have guessed, but I am certainly glad there is. By reading the passage makes you realize how God really portrays the love of others. I have to agree with True Grit 4 and Pulp Fiction 3 that God is a God of love.

This passage really demonstrates the true love of two people and goes to show that love is strong, through thick and thin, when you have that special somebody on your side.

Praying With Lior 10

It’s amazing that the Bible provides such amazing poetry such as Song of Songs. It seems like everything that has to do with love in modern times is all about sex. No matter what romantic comedy you watch in movie theaters or song you listen to on the radio about love, sex seems to be a huge factor in determining love. It makes everyone assume that love equals sex. Even shows on television give a false illusion of love. Numerous shows (Jersey Shore, The Real World, etc) show people struggling to find love by constantly hooking up with a different person every night. What does that show the viewers? That love is just a quick fix? The thing I love about Song of Songs is that it shows that love is a mature part of life. I love how it talks about commitment. Commitment is a promise; it’s not a quick fix. In my opinion, Song of Songs symbolizes everything that love is and will always be. Love songs in the Bible should be our reference for love, not popular media.

Nell 1

God is full of love, therefore I always expected there to be countless verses about the love of God and the love people show to each other. It is refreshing to see lovers who are at ease with each other and will be with each other through thick and thin. This passage demonstrates that the love shared between a couple is very strong and that love can stand up to anything, with God along side. To me, the love in the Bible is not the same as the love that is shown in society today. Today, people seem to get into relationships for the wrong reasons and want only sex. However, this passage demonstrates that, “The lovers it portrays are at ease but not obsessed with their sexuality. They praise each other’s beauty, are overtaken by the desire for intimacy and union, and celebrate their longing for each other.” I am glad to see love poetry in the Bible. It shows that true love exists and that there is more to love than just sex. God is a loving God and wants his believers to be the same.

Shawshank Redemption 3

I agree with True Grit 4 about God being a God of love and not hate. I like that you pointed out that God does not hate us but the sin in us and that's why he gave up his only son to die for our sins. I also really like that you pointed out that love, loving, loveliness, and other forms of love are the most used words in the Bible. I had no idea and I think that it's an important point in proving that God is a God of love. I had no idea that there was love poetry in the Bible or that love was talked about so much. I think it's really cool and that more people should be aware of it. It would definitely make Sunday school and catechism class a lot more interesting than just learning about prayers and lessons.

shawshank redemption 5

Like Song of Songs, all love poetry should be without guilt. If you feel passionate enough about your love for something to write about it, you should feel no guilt. The comfort felt by the two lovers in Song of Songs is beautiful, they appreciate everything about each other, like their bodies, as well as their souls.
It’s interesting that the young girl takes the lead in the relationship because traditionally, it’s the boy who takes the lead. I myself am like this girl in the way that I too tend to take the lead. She is unafraid to express her feelings and for that, I have much respect for her.

Nell 3

To read about love and the passion between lovers in the Bible is something I wouldn’t expect to see, but when I think about it, it makes sense. The Bible is like our game plan for life, so it only makes sense that every aspect of life be addressed. In this passage the one thing that stands out to me is how the girl takes the lead in the relationship. This made me wonder was that the way God meant it to be? I don’t think it matters; the true message in this love poetry is to show the connection between two people who truly love each other and love them for who they are.

Nell 5

I found in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 verses 4-13, to be very insightful. This day in age, I think people interpret love in a different way than it is meant to be. This passage says that “love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.” Unfortunately, this day in age, love is a lot of those things to people. There is no such thing as perfect love, but a person can come close. A lot of people confuse love with infatuation, which can lead to bad things, such as divorce or “loving” someone for the wrong reasons. “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” This verse truly shows how important and needed love is in people’s lives whether it be from a friend, significant other, or family member.

True Grit 3

I would have to agree with Chariots of Fire 2, and that it is very detailed, and I get a clear picture of what is going on. It surprises me that there are things like this in the Bible, because I would think that they are just in those sappy love novels at the bookstores. To know that people felt this way about each other and still do to this day is fascinating. And my favorite thing about this is the verses about “Love is patient, Love is kind, it is never jealous”, and so forth, because I have heard this in a few books I have read and a few love movies that I have seen.

True Grit 1

As commonly mentioned in most blog responses, there are some very strong love verses in the Bible that stick with us and our spouses for the rest of our lives. Another association I have with love from the Bible is God and his unconditional love for us. Therefore love is a very strong and prominent theme for me and my faith. However sometimes I find that some people assign negative feelings and have negative reactions towards parts of the book which affect them and their beliefs forever. As a very faithful person I couldn’t see this happening to me, but I also understand those who suffer from not finding faith due to negative reactions. I wish I could help them out, but what is done is done. In no way is it fair for me or anyone to judge this, because it is most important to respect people for being so comfortable for being honest with their feelings! Nor would I ever push my feelings or God’s love or even my love for God on someone not eager or ready.

Mission 2

It is poetry like this that I enjoy in the Bible because it is boundary-crossing. It can be very difficult for people of other religions or no religion to appreciate many parts of the Bible, but here are some parts that are relatable to all people and love is one of those things. We all feel love for others at one point or another. I hope that most people's lives are filled with love, though I understand that that is not the case for many people. Even so, everyone feels love at some point, especially as a child. This kind of reminds me of a quote from a song by OAR that goes "lose all that anger, lose all that hate. It ain't gonna work no more. The world is ran by love, and absolutely nothing more."

Dead Man Walking 3

My favorite line from this passage reads, “Tell me you whom I love, where do you graze, where do you rest at noon, why should I be like one dressed in veils beside your fellows’ flocks?” I like how the love in this song from the bible can easily translate to the world of today. The reader looks at the first part and can see the same question coming up, of just curiosity of where are you? Where are you going? Just yearning to be loved it’s trying to get across. The next part kind of confused me a bit, but then I could see it just meant: why should I be in a veil (hidden like a bride) around your friends' flocks? It shows she just wants to be with him and she wants him to be more open like his friends. The bible really easily transfers over very well into the present even though we might not say the metaphors or use things like myrrh or henna like they did. Times have changed but the feelings have not.

Dead Man Walking 5

I agree with True Grit 3, I am also surprised that this is in the Bible. I like it because it seems to show a different side of the bible. I think my favorite passage was, " To a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots I would compare you". The reason that I like this one is because it shows how much she really means to him, in his eyes she is perfect. I believe that this is one of the most important parts of the bible because of how it is displayed. Throughout the bible there are many narrative stories, but I think poetry is the best way to tell a story. I think that love is also best expressed through poetry because there are so many different ways to interpret it.

The Truman Show 5

To be honest, i liked those poems. They've opened my eyes a little to show me that there is more to the Bible than just "stories." This just shows that God works through people to display some beautiful works, especially in the Bible. As was stated before our God is a God of Love. For that we are thankful and praise him. Another thing I liked about the poetry is that those ancient versions are just like modern day poetry, open to interpretation, what one sees in a poem someone could see another message. But what remains the same is the happiness that fills them when they read it.

chariots of fire 3

When reading the songs that were posted I had a fairly difficult time understanding them. I could tell that it was love poetry it didn’t really see the guilt free part though. I didn’t really expect to see many love stories incorporated in the bible, but the more I think about it the more it makes sense. People’s faith being tested in both their relationship with their religion and their relationship with their spouse would probably be a large part of the bible. After reflecting on what I had read the more sense it made to me I just didn’t anticipate to be reading love stories.

Lior 4

I have often wondered why this is in the bible myself. What I'm come to think is this is perhaps a way for the bible to represent what a good true love should be like. Or perhaps it is a way to represent God's love towards us. The problem with the word "love" is that there are so many meanings to the word that the meaning can sometimes be lost in translation.

Nell 6

I like in this passage that the girl takes the lead in the relationship. Today in most relationships today it is assumed that the guy is supposed to take the lead make all the fist moves. I don’t think that this is actually true the girls should be able to make the first move and not feel like she is taking something from the guy. Also it is kind of refreshing that there is actually a love story that is not all about sex like love stories are today. Also I like that it talks about how love is the strongest power in life besides death. This is so true most people spend a lot of their life looking for love and when they find it they do all they can not to lose it.

breaker morant 2

i would like to comment on Nell 6's point of " love is the strongest power in life besides death". I find this to be extremely true. You hear stories of people killing themselves to be with their loved ones and marriage being the last thing two lovers can do to prove their love to each other. Love will either bring two people (and their families of course) together, or tear them apart. To understand that love and death are two, very powerful things, is intelligent.

sotiris

please you can traslate me the phrase "Caer esta permitido, levantarse es obligatorio" from spanish to ancient hebrew thank you!!!

Pulp Fiction 6

Personally I love the Song of Songs because it is pure and fruitful love. It's pure and beautiful demonstration that love doesn't have to be sexual and be for the wrong reasons. It doesn't have to be filled with drama and trying to outdo each other. It shows that the man doesn't have to be in charge and take the lead as well. I think women should be able to reach out to men without being looked down upon for it. I love that it's free as well. It can just be love. Beautiful, simple, committed, love.

Nell 5

Pulp Fiction 6, that was a beautiful interpretation of Song of Songs that you posted. Thank you for that. It is true, love should be viewed for what it is, pure emotion and beauty. Love is not just the sexual connection, rather the connection that we feel in general to others. Be it our family, our friends, or even our spouse. Thank you for putting up this blog entry John. It truly helped me take a look at love from a new persepective.

Shawshank Redemption3

It often amazes me that people don’t read Song of Songs. It is such a powerful, loving, and even romantic book. The love that these two have for each other is so strong and PulpFiction6, I could not have said it better myself! It truly is beautiful. But it also is a shame that so many people do not read this book because of its content. I have heard people refer to it as a book in the bible that only adults would understand. This book is just simply a love story put into poetry, which makes it beautiful and gives it even more meaning. It truly is a shame that some do not read it.

Pulp Fiction 4

I know this has been addressed in the comments already, but I really don’t think this book should be in the Bible. Don’t get me wrong; it’s a nice love poem, though not all of it translates well into today’s culture. However, God isn’t even mentioned in the poem. You could say that there are religious comparisons that can be made with the poem, but not any more than could be made with any other poem. I feel like this book interrupts the rest of the Bible, rather than enhancing it.

Dead Man Walking 6

I personally think some parts in the Bible can be difficult for people of other religions, or of no religion, to understand, but there are some parts that relate to all people, and love is one of those things. Most of us have known love at least once in our lives. That is a necessary thing which God gives to us. Therefore, it is presented in the Bible and translates for the people. However, I know sometimes people have negative feelings and negative reactions towards parts of the book which affect them and their own beliefs. “Love is patient, Love is kind, it is never jealous”, is my favorite verse in the Bible. I hope that most people in the world are filled with love, though I understand that it is not the case for some people. There is one thing I am wondering about that is in the Bible: that is, how the girl takes the lead in the relationship. Doesn’t the boy usually take this role? To me, it is not a matter; the true message in this poetry is to show the connection between two people who truly love each other and love them for who they are.

The Mission 3

This is a very beautiful poem and I also like how it isn’t all about sexual connections. I really wish that some people would learn the difference between love and sex. They aren’t the same thing – love comes before sexual pleasures and in today’s world it’s very difficult, at least for me, to find somebody suitable for a relationship that doesn’t want sex until marriage. This poem is a little reassuring to me that there really is a feeling like that. I have never experienced love for someone other than a family member or a close friend. I hope that someday this poem will describe my feelings toward a significant other.

True Grit 2

I love this book in the Bible because when I read things like the Song of Songs I forget all the bad in the world and I just smile. Love is so unique and to be experiencing it, I am truly lucky. In the post is says, “The song celebrates a love so fierce that nothing but death can match its power. The lovers look forward to a life of commitment to each other (8:6).” I agree, you can tell that this man is her everything and life would not compare without him. The second half where it talks about marriage really relates to my life right now because my mother is getting married next weekend and I know that she feels like this girl. She is just so happy all the time and it is so nice to see her truly in love and happy. Song of Songs is the greatest song like it says in its name.

Chariots of Fire 1

Song of Songs is an intriguing book. There are so many metaphors that you have to figure out and imagine how the people back then would have understood it. I like how a lot of it can be used to compare your relationship with God. It helps put in perspective how much He loves us, wants to be with us, and wants to have a real relationship with us. There’s also a lot you can learn about love in this book if you study it.

Praying with Lior 3

I really enjoyed this book of the Bible. It was a refreshing look at love, compared to the “rules” of love we are taught as strict Christians. The woman takes the lead and teases the man, speaking of her love for him and all the reasons why he should love her even though she is not perfect. She explains that although she is dark, it is only because she is working hard in the sun and he should still consider her lovely. We see that their love of one another leads to intimacy before marriage but they know they want to be together forever and so it is alright that they do this. I think it is enduring the way her “brothers” describe her innocence as the girl who is yet to have grown breasts and yet they wonder how they will give her away on the day she is spoken for. They do not seem to be bitter that she has had relations so young. It is lovely all the descriptions of how love and life blossoms like the spring. I think it shows how love can be innocent and although it was pre-marital, their intimacy was pure because their love was to endure forever.

Chariots of Fire 2


Until reading the book Song of Songs, I really had no idea there was romantic poetry in the Bible like this. When I think about the Bible, I think about stories where you learn lessons and/or teachings. It never occurred to me that in fact the Bible contained such deep love poetry. In comments above I can see it has been debated by people if this should be something kept in the Bible or not, but who really knows. People will interpret it to mean what they want whether it be good or bad. This passage does do a good job at conveying a deeper meaning though and really helps you to understand the Bible in different ways.


True Grit 4

I think it's interesting to look at the different perspectives the book Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) can be seen from. The introduction of this book in the Study Bible says that this is seen as an "Allegory recounting God's love for Israel" for people of the Jewish faith, to "an Allegory of Christ's love for the Church" for Christians, to simple love poetry to others. In my opinion, it's definitely love poetry, but in a sense it can be seen as an allegory to love from a higher power. This because the "woman" and "man" speaking parts in this reading could be seen as a nation talking to God or God talking to a certain nation or the Church.

The Mission 2

Song of Songs is a long poem about love, its charm and its beauty. Love is one of God’s choicest gifts. In the Song, the woman describes a love between herself and a man. With an elegant style, love is given exclusiveness (2:16), an overwhelming power (8:6-7), and its preciousness (8:7). God intends a love like this to be a normal part in marital life; however it is distorted and abused, both by ancient and modern people. Now the real question, should the Song of Songs be included in the Bible? I think it should. Love is a huge part of the Bible so why not include the most elegantly written poem of love in ancient times? The book does not include or promote premarital sex, but rather the importance of true love in a relationship.

Nell 2

These are some of the most interesting passages in the Bible. They are full of love and happiness. I was caught off guard when I read these as I had no idea the Bible contained them. The lovers it portrays are at ease with each other, but not obsessed with each other's sexuality. The praise the beauty of each other and eventually are overtaken by the desire for intimacy and union and are fully engulfed in one another. I think it is interesting to see the love that existed long ago. They praise each other's beauty and long for each other. In today's love, appearance plays a major role, but love seems to fade as quick as appearance does. Almost one of every two marriages end in divorce with is just an unimaginable statistic. This just shows how strong the love is in these passages and it is hard to imagine, but God's love for us is even greater. Another thing that I found interesting was how they really had a way of expressing their feelings to one another within these passages.

Dead man walking 4

Although the poem is beautiful, it is in contradiction with the morals of the Bible and sexual intercourse before marriage. The temptation the woman puts forth towards the man may challenge his beliefs. If this passage is allowing a man to lay with a woman then, what is right and what is wrong? Just because two people are in love makes it no different from another couple from having sex. “Song of Songs is love poetry without guilt” but there should be guilt felt by these young lovers. I see the commitment they make to each other but what about their commitment to the Lord.

Pulp Fiction 5

Song of Songs, to me, is particularly interesting because it attempts to put into words what it feels like to be truly in love. I think anyone who has been in love can agree that it is difficult to justify with words what it feels like to love someone. Song of Songs, in my opinion, does a fantastic job of doing this. One of the strongest parts of this book comes from 8:6 where it says nothing but death can match the power of love the two shares with each other. That is a pretty strong comparison, but at the same time, I think it is an accurate comparison.

I agree with True Grit 2 when they say that they forget about all the bad in the world when they read Song of Songs. I find it hard to be mad when I read from this book. I have a hard time having a poor outlook on my future when I know that one day I’ll be having the same feelings that are present in Song of Songs. I know that I will fall in love and after reading the Song of Songs, I am looking forward to it more than ever. I can see why passages from this book are often read at weddings. It was written beautifully and I believe that everyone can get something out of this book, whether or not you are in love or have been in love.

The Mission 5

This love poem is so beautiful and refreshing to read. My motto in life is to love one another. I think this poem reflects what is really important in life, loving and being loved. It seems these days people quickly find someone to marry for economical reasons, and they have forgotten about the love part.

Shawshank 4

I have to agree with Dead Man Walking 4 on this subject. I was very confused reading this book and looking at all of the sexual undertones and phrases. I have always been taught that those who are faithful to God will save themselves and their bodies until marriage even if they have such strong feelings for another individual. When I was reading I understood some of the phrases to be reminiscent of lustful feelings rather than feelings of love and I found it to be slightly inappropriate and disrespectful. I have never been in love so I am not sure how one’s perspective of life, the world, and feelings is altered by the feeling of love, so that could be the factor that is determining the way I view this book. Regardless of my inexperience with love, I still feel the act of a man laying with a woman means the same if one has been in love or not and my beliefs tell me this is not okay without a union before God.

True Grit 3

I love this book of the Bible. The lovers are openly passionate about each other and there love. They are truly in love with out a doubt and are ready to be committed to the other for the rest of their lives. It uplifts me to see such a thing in the Bible. Today, divorce is so evident in many peoples life and many are put off by the thought of marriage. I feel as if life long commitment should be celebrated no matter how it comes about! The young couple in the Bible may be hinting to having been intimate before marriage, but they are already committed for life. This may seem wrong according to the rest of the Bibles teachings, but the passages make it more relatable to read the lessons of the Bible. Knowing that your not the only one who may do things a little backwards at times, solidifies my faith and helps it continue to grow stronger.

breaker morant4

The song of songs is a great story in the Bible. I my own life this helps me out a lot I am in a relationship that is starting to get to the point where we take the next step and the song of songs passage really helped me realize that there needs to be that passion for each other and that there is a lot more to sex when your in a relationship.

breaker morant 6

The Song of Songs is a beautiful love poem. It describes love in a such a way that when one reads its it brings so much joy and beauty to the soul. I agreed with some of the post that we often forget what love is really about: commitment. The world think love is this or that, but love goes deeper and is as strong as death. The feeling of love is the highest and most happiest moment in one's life, it just brings so much happiness. That is love, to bring happiness to your beloved. So I think the Song of Songs does a great job of describing it in a beautiful way.

Truman Show 4

Sometimes I wonder how the books of the Bible were chosen. This is wonderful and eloquently written there is no doubt about that, but there surely could have been some other writings available that contain similar allegory to this book. I have no problem that it is in the Bible, but I think it just causes some confusion to those who look a little deeper and read it closely. If those people start to believe that this poetry is all about premarital sex, then it could alter their perceptions about the rest of the Bible too.

Dead Man Walking 5

The Song of Songs is such an amazing piece of love poetry. I never thought that the Bible would contain such a vivid passage about lovers. It is nice to see a passage in the Bible that has lovers who are at ease with each other and will be with each other no matter what either of them go through. As long as a couple has love and God along with them, love can stand up to any problem it could be faced with. God will always find a way to keep love going if it truly exists between the two people. This passage also helps to show that love is not just about sex, but being with the person through everything and not being obsessed with their sexuality.

Chariots of Fire 4

Once again this is an example of the Bible teaching us. With this beautiful song of love and commitment it shows us that we are to live life with another no matter what happens to every extreme. It shows us of how relationships shouldn't be based on the sexual but instead the intimate relationship and love they feel for each other which is sadly the opposite of how we tend to do our relationships now. I love all the Bible teaches us and i will never be surprised by the different ways it does it and how it effects all zones of life. I really love this song.

Breaker Morant 1

Song of Songs is a beautiful book in the Bible. It portrays love in a exquisite way and shares with us that love should not be guilty, but it should be wonderful and have an indescribable feeling. Dead Man Walking 5 took the words right out of my mouth when it says, "As long as a couple has love and God along with them, love can stand up to any problem it could be faced with." God guides us on the path of life and if we believe in him and in love, what is meant to be, will be.

Dead Man Walking 2

This is a great passage in the bible, it is beautiful and has great meaning to it. It talks about the love between to people and the commitment they show to each other. It is great how they show the love and caring between each other. It really speaks to me saying that if we have God and love in our life we can do anything. We can overcome every obstacle. Loving someone and having that bond with someone for eternity is a great thing to have and something that we need to trust God with. If it is meant to be, God will find a way.

True Grit 1

This love book and poetry is one of my most favorite in the Bible. I look at that God has love for everyone even the ones that does not even know who God is. He has a huge love that we can do be like that. Even though we have so many loves and that we do have love but not as big as our God. By saying that because if we see someone that is different from us we will not want to be there for them and give them a hand and love them. But our God will, he does everything that we cant do. That is how great his love is. And by reading this passage or book it makes me know that God's love for us is really strong and real even though we may not feel it I know it is there.

Praying with Lior 2

I find it a bit strange that this is in the Bible. I was under the impression that talk about this type of topic was frowned upon in public. I think that it’s very interesting that it is in the Bible and shows how little I truly actually know about the Bible.

Breaker Morant 3

I think the Song of Songs is a wonderful book. I feel that it gives a view of love, something that no matter the era, will always be present. It gives a fairly realistic view of love and how it progresses. I do find it interesting how ever that the girl leads the relationship, especially since historically men have had the most power in almost all facets of life.

Hanna Ek

I want to know how you write these to phrases in Hebrew. Thank you!
1) dare to dream, life is what you make it
2) c'est la vie = that's life

Alysah Lopez

Thank you God for everything

In the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit, amen.

Alysah Lopez

I want to know how you write these to phrases in Hebrew. Thank you!

1.Thank you God for everything

2.In the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit, amen.

meeee

can you please translate into ancient hebrew..
"Faith comes from believing in the impossible."
"Life is what you make it."
"You know that I'll always be in love with you, right till the end."
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine."
"10.09.2008"
it for a tattoo idea I cant decide please translate!!!:)

meeee

me again:) can you PLEASE translate the above into hebrew writing:)

Katarina Baotic

Helo,

can you please please translate I am my beloved´s and my beloved is mine into hebrew writing.

Please

Thanks :-)

Avril

Please can you translate this in to Hebrew for me.

Let him kiss me with kisses from his mouth

Thanks

nicole

I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine.
He browses among the lilies

Can you translate this in Hebrew as it will be a tattoo starting from the top of my neck and vertically down my back.

Thankyou
Nicole

michelle

please can you translate;

"forgive me for my mistakes and relieve my soul from guilt and sorrow"


Can you translate this in Hebrew as it will be a tattoo starting from the top of my neck and vertically down my back.

mina

hey nice work!
i wonder how can we say
"everything that kills me, makes me feel alive"

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