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Song of Solomon 1

 

 

Introduction
1The church's love unto Christ.
5She confesses her deformity,
7and prays to be directed to his flock.
8Christ directs her to the shepherd's tents;
9and shewing his love to her,
11gives her gracious promises.
12The church and Christ congratulate one another.

Verse 1
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
song
Psalms 14:1; *title; Isaiah 5:1
Solomon's
1 Kings 4:32

Verse 2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
him
5:16; 8:1; Genesis 27:26,27; 29:11; 45:15; Psalms 2:12; Luke 15:20; Acts 21:7; 1 Peter 5:14
thy love
Heb. thy loves.
4; 2:4; 4:10; 7:6,9,12; 8:2; Psalms 36:7; 63:3-5; Isaiah 25:6; 55:1,2; Matthew 26:26

Verse 3
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
the savour
3:6; 4:10; 5:5,13; Exodus 30:23-28; Psalms 45:7,8; 133:2; Proverbs 27:9; Ecclesiastes 7:1; Isaiah 61:3; John 12:3; 2 Corinthians 2:14-16; Philippians 4:18
thy name
Exodus 33:12,19; 34:5-7; Psalms 89:15,16; Isaiah 9:6,7; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Matthew 1:21-23; Philippians 2:9,10
the virgins
6:8; Psalms 45:14; Matthew 25:1; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 14:4

Verse 4
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Draw
Jeremiah 31:3; Hosea 11:4; John 6:44; 12:32; Philippians 2:12,13
we will
Psalms 119:32,60; Hebrews 12:1
the king
2:3-5; 3:4; Psalms 45:14,15; Matthew 25:10; John 14:2,3; Ephesians 2:6
we will be
Psalms 98:4-9; 149:2; Isaiah 25:8; 45:25; 61:3; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 9:9; Luke 2:10; Philippians 3:3; 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8
remember
2; Psalms 42:4; 48:9; 63:5; 103:1,2; 111:4; Isaiah 63:7; Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
the upright love thee
or, they love thee uprightly.
3; John 21:15-17; Ephesians 6:24

Verse 5
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
black
Isaiah 53:2; Matthew 10:25; 1 Corinthians 4:10-13; 1 John 3:1
comely
Psalms 90:17; 149:4; Isaiah 61:10; Ezekiel 16:14; Matthew 22:11; Luke 15:22; Romans 13:14; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 5:26
O ye
Psalms 45:9; Luke 13:34; Galatians 4:26
as the tents
Psalms 120:5

Verse 6
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Look
Ruth 1:19-21
because
Job 30:30; Jeremiah 8:21; Lamentations 4:8; Mark 4:6; Acts 14:22
my mother's
Psalms 69:8; Jeremiah 12:6; Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:22,25,35,36; Luke 12:51-53; Galatians 4:29
keeper
8:11,12

Verse 7
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
O thou
2:3; 3:1-4; 5:8,10,16; Psalms 18:1; 116:1; Isaiah 5:1; 26:9; Matthew 10:37; John 21:17; 1 Peter 1:8; 2:7
thou feedest
Genesis 37:16; Psalms 23:1,2; 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Micah 5:4; John 10:11,28,29; Revelation 7:17
for
1 Samuel 12:20,21; Psalms 28:1; John 6:67-69; 1 John 2:19
turneth aside
or, is veiled.
Colossians 3:14-18

Verse 8
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
O thou
15; 2:10; 4:1,7,10; 5:9; 6:1,4-10; 7:1-13; Psalms 16:3; 45:11,13; Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 19:7,8
go
Proverbs 8:34; Jeremiah 6:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Hebrews 6:12; 11:4-40; 13:7; James 2:21,25; James 5:10; 1 Peter 3:6
feed
John 21:15

Verse 9
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
O my
2:2,10,13; 4:1,7; 5:2; 6:4; John 15:14,15
to a
1 Kings 10:28; 2 Chronicles 1:14-17; Isaiah 31:1

Verse 10
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
thy cheeks
Genesis 24:22,47; Isaiah 3:18-21; Ezekiel 16:11-13; 2 Peter 1:3,4
thy neck
4:9; Genesis 41:42; Numbers 31:50; Proverbs 1:9; 1 Peter 3:4

Verse 11
We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.
8:9; Genesis 1:26; Psalms 149:4; Ephesians 5:25-27; Philippians 3:21

Verse 12
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
the king
7:5; Psalms 45:1; Matthew 22:11; 25:34
sitteth
4:16; Matthew 22:4; 26:26-28; Luke 24:30-32; Revelation 3:20
my
4:13-16; John 12:3; Philippians 4:18; Revelation 8:3,4

Verse 13
A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
bundle
4:6,14; 5:1,5,13; Genesis 43:11; Psalms 45:8; John 19:39
he shall
2:7; 3:5; 8:3,4; Ephesians 3:17

Verse 14
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
beloved
13; 2:3
camphire
or, cypress.
4:13,14; Joshua 15:62; 1 Samuel 23:29; 24:1

Verse 15
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
thou art fair
8; 4:1,7,10; 5:12; 7:6
my love
or, my companion.
Malachi 2:14
thou hast
4:1; 5:12; 2 Corinthians 11:2,3; Ephesians 1:17,18

Verse 16
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
thou art
2:3; 5:10-16; Psalms 45:2; Zechariah 9:17; Philippians 3:8,9; Revelation 5:11-13
also
3:7; Psalms 110:3

Verse 17
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
beams
8:9; 2 Chronicles 2:8,9; Psalms 92:12; 1 Timothy 3:15,16; Hebrews 11:10; 1 Peter 2:4,5
rafters
or, galleries.
7:5; Ezekiel 41:16; 42:3

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/song-of-solomon-1.html.

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