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Song of Solomon 2

 

 

Introduction
1The mutual love of Christ and his church.
8The hope,
10and calling of the church.
14Christ's care of the church.
16The profession of the church, her faith, and hope.

Verse 1
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
the rose
Psalms 85:11; Isaiah 35:1,2
lily
16; 6:3; Isaiah 57:15

Verse 2
As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
Isaiah 55:13; Matthew 6:28,29; 10:16; Philippians 2:15,16; 1 Peter 2:12

Verse 3
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
the apple tree
8:5; Isaiah 4:2; Ezekiel 17:23,24; John 15:1-8
my beloved
5:9,10,16; Psalms 45:2; 89:6; John 1:14-18; 3:29-31; Hebrews 1:1-6; 3:1-6; Hebrews 7:23-26; 12:2
I sat, etc
Heb. I delighted and sat down, etc.
Judges 9:15,19,20; Psalms 57:1; 91:1; Isaiah 4:6; 25:4; 32:2; 1 John 1:3,4
his fruit
5; Genesis 3:22-24; Ezekiel 47:12; Revelation 22:1,2
taste
Heb. palate.

Verse 4
He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
brought
1:4; 5:1; Psalms 63:2-5; 84:10; John 14:21-23; Revelation 3:20
banqueting house
Heb. house of wine.
1:1,4; Esther 7:7
his banner
6:4; Job 1:10; Psalms 60:4; Isaiah 11:10; John 15:9-15; Romans 5:8-10; 8:28-39

Verse 5
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
Stay
Psalms 4:6,7; 42:1,2; 63:1-3,8; Isaiah 26:8,9; Luke 24:32; Philippians 1:23
flagons
2 Samuel 6:19; Hosea 3:1
comfort me
Heb. straw me. for.
5:8; 2 Samuel 13:1,2; Psalms 119:130,131

Verse 6
His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
8:3-5; Isaiah 54:5-10; 62:4,5; Jeremiah 32:41; Zephaniah 3:17; John 3:29; Ephesians 5:25-29

Verse 7
I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
charge you
Heb. adjure you.
Matthew 26:63
O ye
1:5; 5:8,16
by the roes
3:5; Proverbs 5:19
ye stir
8:4; Ephesians 5:22-33

Verse 8
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
voice
5:2; John 3:29; 10:4,5,27; Revelation 3:20
leaping
2 Samuel 6:16; Isaiah 35:6; Jeremiah 48:27; Luke 6:23; Acts 3:8; 14:10
the mountains
Isaiah 40:3,4; 44:23; 49:11-13; 55:12,13; Luke 3:4-6

Verse 9
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
like
17; 8:14
he standeth
1 Corinthians 13:12; 2 Corinthians 3:13-18; Ephesians 2:14,15; Colossians 2:17; Hebrews 9:8,9; Hebrews 10:1,19,20
shewing
Heb. flourishing.
Luke 24:35; John 5:39,46; 12:41; 1 Peter 1:10-12; Revelation 19:10

Verse 10
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
spake
8; 2 Samuel 23:3; Psalms 85:8; Jeremiah 31:3
Rise
13; 4:7,8; 5:2; Genesis 12:1-3; Psalms 45:10,11; Matthew 4:19-22; 9:9; 2 Corinthians 6:17,18; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7-9; 22:17

Verse 11
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
Ecclesiastes 3:4,11; Isaiah 12:1,2; 40:2; 54:6-8; 60:1,2; Matthew 5:4; Ephesians 5:8; Revelation 11:14,15

Verse 12
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
flowers
6:2,11; Isaiah 35:1,2; Hosea 14:5-7
time
Psalms 40:1-3; 89:15; 148:7-13; Isaiah 42:10-12; 55:12; Ephesians 5:18-20; Colossians 3:16
of the turtle
Romans 15:9-13; Ephesians 1:13,14

Verse 13
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
fig-tree
6:11; 7:8,11-13; Isaiah 18:5; 55:10,11; 61:11; Hosea 14:6; Haggai 2:19; Luke 13:6,7
Arise
10; Luke 19:42; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 6:1,2

Verse 14
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
my dove
5:2; 6:9; Psalms 68:13; 74:19; Isaiah 60:8; Ezekiel 7:16; Matthew 3:16; 10:16
that art
Exodus 3:6; 4:11-13; Ezra 9:5,6; Job 9:16; Isaiah 6:5; Daniel 9:7; Luke 8:47,48
clefts
Exodus 33:22,23; Isaiah 2:21; Jeremiah 49:16; Obadiah 1:3
let me hear
8:13; Psalms 50:14,15; Proverbs 15:8; Hebrews 4:16; 10:22
for sweet
Psalms 22:3; 50:23; Isaiah 51:3; Revelation 4:8-10; 5:8; 7:9,10
thy countenance
1:5,8; 6:10; Psalms 45:11; 110:3; Ephesians 5:27; Colossians 1:22; 1 Peter 3:4; Jude 1:24

Verse 15
Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
the foxes
Psalms 80:13; Ezekiel 13:4-16; Luke 13:32; 2 Peter 2:1-3; Revelation 2:2
tender
13; 7:12

Verse 16
My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
beloved
6:3; 7:10,13; Psalms 48:14; 63:1; Jeremiah 31:33; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Galatians 2:20; Revelation 21:2,3
he
1; 1:7; 6:3

Verse 17
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
the day
4:6; Luke 1:78; Romans 13:12; 2 Peter 1:19
the shadows
Hebrews 8:5; 10:1
beloved
9; 8:14
Bether
or, division.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/song-of-solomon-2.html.

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