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Song of Solomon 6

 

 

Introduction
1The church professes her faith in Christ.
4Christ shews the graces of the church;
10and his love towards her.

Verse 1
Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.
O thou
4,9,10; 1:8; 2:2; 5:9; 1:4; Ruth 1:16,17; 2:12; Isaiah 2:5; Jeremiah 14:8; Zechariah 8:21-23; Acts 5:11-14

Verse 2
My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
gone
11; 4:12-16; 5:1; Isaiah 58:11; 61:11; Matthew 18:20; 28:20
the beds
5:13
feed
1:7,8; Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:23; Zephaniah 3:17; John 4:34,35; Revelation 7:17
and to
2:2; Isaiah 57:1; John 14:3; 17:24; Philippians 1:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14

Verse 3
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
my beloved's
2:16; 7:10; Hebrews 8:10; Revelation 21:2-4
he
2:16

Verse 4
Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.
beautiful
10; 2:14; 4:7; 5:2; Ezekiel 16:13,14; Ephesians 5:27
as Tirzah
1 Kings 14:17; 15:21,33
comely
Psalms 48:2; Lamentations 2:15; Revelation 21:2
terrible
10; Numbers 24:5-9; Psalms 144:4-8; Zechariah 12:3; 2 Corinthians 10:4; Revelation 19:14-16

Verse 5
Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
away
Genesis 32:26-28; Exodus 32:10; Jeremiah 15:1; Matthew 15:27,28
overcome me
or, puffed me up.
4:1-3

Verse 6
Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.
4:2; Matthew 21:19; 25:30

Verse 7
As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.
4:3

Verse 8
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.
1 Kings 11:1; 2 Chronicles 11:21; Psalms 45:14; Revelation 7:9

Verse 9
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
My dove
2:14; 5:2
one; she
Numbers 23:9; Psalms 45:9; Galatians 4:26; Ephesians 4:3-6
The daughters
Deuteronomy 4:6,7; 33:29; Psalms 126:2; Proverbs 31:28,29; 2 Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 21:9,10

Verse 10
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
Who
3:6; 8:5; Isaiah 63:1; Revelation 21:10,11
looketh
2 Samuel 23:4; Job 11:17; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 58:8; Hosea 6:5; Revelation 22:16
fair
Job 31:26; Ephesians 5:27
clear
Psalms 14:5; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 13:43; 17:2; Revelation 10:1; 12:1; 21:23; 22:5
terrible
4; Romans 8:37

Verse 11
I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.
the garden
2; 4:12-15; 5:1; Genesis 2:9; Psalms 92:12-15; John 15:16
to see the
7:12; Isaiah 5:2-4; Mark 11:13; Luke 13:7; Acts 15:36

Verse 12
Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.
Or ever I was aware
Heb. I knew not. soul.
Jeremiah 31:18-20; Hosea 11:8,9; Luke 15:20
made me like the chariots of Amminadib
or, set me on the chariots of my willing people.

Verse 13
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.
return
2:14; Jeremiah 3:12-14,22; Hosea 14:1-4
What
1:6; Luke 7:44; 15:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:10
Shulamite
Genesis 49:10; Psalms 76:2; Isaiah 8:6; John 9:7; Hebrews 7:2
As
John 10:16; Romans 3:29; Ephesians 2:14-17
two armies
or, Mahanaim.
Genesis 32:2; Romans 7:23; Galatians 5:17; Ephesians 6:10-19

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 6:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/song-of-solomon-6.html.

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