Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 1:12 (22a, page 177)
verses 12 – 14
While the king was in his realm, my nard gave its fragrance. A pouch of myrrh is my beloved to me which lies all night between my breasts.
A cluster of henna blossoms is my beloved to me
in the vineyards of En Gedi
Below are some selections from other versions.
My spikenard sends forth its fragrance. NKJV
The Hebrew text has “spikenard” (or “nard”), a sweet-smelling ointment made from a plant that comes from India. The ointment was sometimes used as a love charm. CEV NOTE
he shall lie all night between my breasts. KJ21
My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh, That lieth betwixt my breasts. ASV
The emphasis seems to be that he is like the sachet or bag that contains myrrh — this bag is the one that hangs between her breasts. I think she is comparing him to the myrrh, not that he is laying between her breasts.