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Song of Solomon 4

 

 

Introduction
1Christ sets forth the graces of the church.
8He shews his love to her.
16The church prays to be made fit for his presence.

Verse 1
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
thou art fair, my
9,10; 1:15; 2:10,14; Psalms 45:11; Ezekiel 16:14; 2 Corinthians 3:18
thou hast
5:12; Matthew 11:29; Philippians 2:3-5
thy hair
5:11; 6:5,7; 7:5
appear from
or, eat of, etc. mount.
Numbers 32:1,40

Verse 2
Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.
teeth
6:6; Jeremiah 15:16; John 15:7; Colossians 1:4-6; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:5-8
and none
Exodus 23:26; Deuteronomy 7:13,14

Verse 3
Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
lips
11; 5:13,16; 7:9; Psalms 37:30; 45:2; 119:13; Proverbs 10:13,20,21; 16:21-24; Matthew 12:35; Luke 4:22; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:16,17; 4:6
scarlet
Leviticus 14:4,6,49-52; Numbers 4:8; 19:6; Joshua 2:18; Proverbs 31:26; Hebrews 9:19
thy temples
6:7; Genesis 32:10; Ezra 9:6; Ezekiel 16:63

Verse 4
Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
neck
1:10; 7:4; 2 Samuel 22:51; Ephesians 4:15,16; Colossians 2:19; 1 Peter 1:5
an armoury
Nehemiah 3:19
a thousand
2 Chronicles 9:15,16; 12:9-11

Verse 5
Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
two breasts
1:13; 7:3,7; 8:1,10; Proverbs 5:19; Isaiah 66:10-12; 1 Peter 2:2
feed
2:16; 6:3

Verse 6
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
day
2:17; Malachi 4:2; Luke 1:78; 2 Peter 1:19; 1 John 2:8; Revelation 22:16
break
Heb. breathe. the mountain.
Exodus 20:24; 30:8,23-26; 37:29; Deuteronomy 12:5,6; Psalms 66:15; Isaiah 2:2; Malachi 1:11; Luke 1:9,10; Revelation 5:8

Verse 7
Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
1; 5:16; Numbers 24:5; Psalms 45:11,13; Ephesians 5:25-27; Colossians 1:22; 2 Peter 3:14; Jude 1:24; Revelation 21:2

Verse 8
Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
with me
2:13; 7:11; Psalms 45:10; Proverbs 9:6; John 12:26; Colossians 3:1,2
from Lebanon
Deuteronomy 3:25
Shenir
Deuteronomy 3:9; Joshua 12:1
from the lions'
Psalms 76:1,4

Verse 9
Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
ravished
or, taken away, etc. my sister.
10,12; 5:1,2; Genesis 20:12; Matthew 12:50; 1 Corinthians 9:5; Hebrews 2:11-14
my spouse
3:11; Psalms 45:9; Isaiah 54:5; 62:5; Ezekiel 16:8; Hosea 2:19,20; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 19:7,8; 21:2,9,10
thou hast
6:12; 7:5,6,10; Proverbs 5:19,20; Zephaniah 3:17
with one of
1:15; 6:5
one chain
1:10

Verse 10
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
love
Heb. loves.
1:2; *marg:
how much
1:2,4
the smell
1:3,12; 3:6; 5:5; 2 Corinthians 1:21,22; Galatians 5:22; Philippians 4:18; Revelation 5:8

Verse 11
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
lips
3; 5:13; 7:9; Psalms 71:14,15,23,24; Proverbs 16:24; Hosea 14:2; Hebrews 13:15
honey
5:1; Proverbs 24:13,14; Isaiah 7:15
the smell
10; Genesis 27:27; Psalms 45:8; Hosea 14:7

Verse 12
A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
garden
6:2,11; Proverbs 5:15-18; Isaiah 58:11; 61:10,11; Jeremiah 31:12; Hosea 6:3; 1 Corinthians 6:13,19,20; 7:34; Revelation 21:27
inclosed
Heb. barred. sealed.
2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; Revelation 7:3

Verse 13
Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
are
6:11; 7:12; 8:2; Psalms 92:14; Ecclesiastes 2:5; Isaiah 60:21; 61:11; John 15:1-3; Philippians 1:11
pleasant
6:2
camphire
or, cypress.
14; 1:14
spikenard
1:12; Mark 14:3; John 12:3

Verse 14
Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
calamus
Exodus 30:23; Ezekiel 27:19
cinnamon
Proverbs 7:17; Revelation 18:13
trees
6; 5:1; Numbers 24:6
the chief
6:2; Genesis 43:11; 1 Kings 10:10; 2 Chronicles 9:9; Mark 16:1

Verse 15
A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
fountain
12; Ecclesiastes 2:6
a well
Psalms 36:8,9; 46:4; Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13; John 4:10,14; 7:38; Revelation 22:1
streams
Jeremiah 18:13,14

Verse 16
Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
Awake
1:4; Ecclesiastes 1:6; Isaiah 51:9-11; 64:1; Ezekiel 37:9; John 3:8; Acts 2:1,2; 4:31
the spices
13,14; 7:12,13; 2 Corinthians 9:10-15; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-12; 1 Thessalonians 2:12,13; Hebrews 13:20,21; 2 Peter 3:18
Let
5:1; 8:12; Matthew 26:10,12; John 5:8; Romans 15:16,28; 1 Peter 2:5,9,10

 


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

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