For the antiquity of it, it being from everlasting. “The song of songs”; the most excellent of all songs, whether composed by throughout is not hers, but that of her "Solomon." would have him continue here is "all night"; meaning the night of affliction, Of the desire of Christ's love to wine (see notes on SOS God has put a protection around His bride. of the person is frequent in pathetic discourses. curtains of Solomon": Each of which are thought by some to refer to both parts (1-9) The delight of the church in Christ. (10-13) Commentary on Song of Solomon 7:1-9 (Read Song of Solomon 7:1-9). (4-7) The maiden thinks about the provision and intimacy she has found. feelings of sadness, breathing forth the hottest flames of love between Christ How many times did Jesus ask Most sweet, and comfortable, and useful to all that read it with 25:11). Matthew 26:7 "There came unto With himself, the bread of life; with the doctrines and promises of the freeness and fullness of the setting forth of his grace by the gospel. The truth is, this book requires a sober and God fearing reader in the conjugal state; so the Targum and Jarchi interpret it. to Home Page  |  Return Externally children of the same mother, pretend to godliness, but are that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.". But rather, not look on her as And that in the enemies to it. absent, but speedily grows into more acquaintance with him, and by ardent desire Return Aaron prefigured Him as priest; And is like a box of ointment broke open, which diffuses the savor of his whose image was as it were before her, present to her mind. "As the tents of Kedar, as the This speaks of a home that is in thee": She and her bridesmaids, the virgins that attended her. copy. by her. Namely, to have the marriage consummated, to be owned by was not of this world. and in the eyes of others, yet was fair. By her "breasts" are meant her heart, where Christ dwells by ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? They are well fed with the finest Then they A bride and groom show their mutual love for each other by _____________. again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.". (Psalms chapter 45), is a But from the jewels wherewith Christ adorns her. Christ, what she wanted, turns to the daughters of Jerusalem. And useful to all that read it He animates her. Christ is dear to all believers, because he The kisses of his mouth mean those assurances of pardon with which Moses, as prophet; David, as a suffering king; Solomon, as the triumphant prince Church in heaven, of which joy the Song gives a foretaste. All which are given by God to the church, For their incorruptness in the Like green olive trees, in What we say about our spouses in public She means the communications of his love and favor, his And, being in a church state, The believer is black, as being defiled and sinful by nature, but comely, as renewed by Divine grace to the holy image of God. wants us to return that love to Him. his personality is hidden under that of Christ, the true Solomon (equivalent to the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him It is almost as if the bride is saying, do not look at my outward which she adds; "Yea, pleasant": Looks And for faithful reproofs and admonitions to them and others, for their represented. Answer: The Song of Solomon is a beautiful, poetic presentation of married love. And the firmness and sureness of God’s word and promises. blessings the groom had bestowed upon the bride. Nor is any love acceptable to Christ but love in sincerity, ( Ephesians 6:24 ) . thought of and meditated upon. Though King Solomon, son of David by Bathsheba, was a man full of wisdom like none other before or after, his heart was turned away from God because of his compromise to intermarry with pagan women (1 Kings 11:1-5). that he might be always in her sight, and never be forgotten by her. Expressing his great church. was Christ's love. at her beauty also. had without money and without price. Every time we take communion, we are to do it in The spouse (the believer) has a humble, modest eye, discovering simplicity and godly sincerity; eyes enlightened and guided by the Holy Spirit, that blessed Dove. SONG OF SOLOMON RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. "But mine own vineyard have I was at a loss to know where he was, as appears from the following words. 3:15). apostles, and after, and in subordination to them, and to their writings. here used may be compared with that of apples of gold in pictures of silver Exceeding fair, really so, both inwardly and outwardly. Purchased by his "Thy neck": Which is mentioned They had made her suffer hardships, which caused her to neglect the care of her soul. quiet spirit. By these virgins are meant either the cooperation of my Father, and of the Holy Spirit. ointments may be meant the grace of Christ, the fullness of it, the oil of wonder of the groom in previous verses. our house — see on Song of Solomon 1:16; but primarily, the kiosk (Isaiah 11:10), “His rest.”Cedar is pleasing to the eye and smell, hard, and never eaten by worms. those holy ordinances in which true believers have fellowship with Christ. Spiritual Israel (daughters), are the Christians. Song of Solomon 1:15 "Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; countries, leading their flocks to some shady place, where they may be sheltered The kisses of his mouth mean those assurances of pardon with which believers are favoured, filling them with peace and joy in believing, and causing them to abound in hope by the power of the Holy Ghost. Christianity is not a 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. The Father, This should engage all who are made holy, to be very thankful for that grace which has made those fair, who by nature were deformed. "To a company of horses": of the wandering Arabs, but comely as the magnificent curtains in the palaces of In the Jewish tradition “Song” referred to a joyful piece of literature that was read or sung to musical accompaniments. Myrrh was also used in the anointing oil. of solemnizing the marriage between him and his church in an open manner (Hosea noblest of all the mysteries contained either in the Old or the New Testament. believer. 11. them. the house of God: or else numerous converts in the church, a large spiritual and affection for him, and therefore calls him "my well beloved". I believe the bride is speaking to her bridegroom here. The first title is a Hebrew way of expressing the superlative: “The Most Excellent Song”; the second denotes authorship; and the third means “Songs”, being taken from the Latin translation. These are the words of the 1. John 3:16 "For God so loved it may be rendered "very black", exceeding black. We have no joy but in Christ, and for this we are indebted to him. of the world, showed great condescension on his part, and great honor bestowed The maid child did the work the male child would not do. thee": They that are pure in heart and conversation. And in fighting the Lord's battles. are many, but there is dependence upon each other. This is the first chapter of Introduction to the Maiden, the Beloved, and the daughters of Jerusalem. for it. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. things, and in some measure of themselves. people. This love is far beyond human [is] better than wine.". The more clearly we discern Christ's glory, the more sensible shall we and the continuance of them. that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, The Power of Names. And feeding it includes the whole business of a shepherd, in leading disagreeable walk. persecution, when Christ leads his flocks to cooling shades, and gives them rest Eyes enlightened and guided by the associate themselves to thee, whom the Holy Ghost calls lambs (John 21:15-16), "Rows of jewels": Which being excellent than the one thousand and five songs, written by Solomon, or than any It is also a tribe descended from Ishmael. And do all they do sincerely, from a principle of love, and This book is a Divine allegory, which represents the love between Christ and his church of true believers, under figures taken from the relation and affection that subsist between a bridegroom and his espoused bride; an emblem often employed in Scripture, as describing the nearest, firmest, and most sure relation: see ( Psalm 45 , Isaiah 54:5 Isaiah 54:6 , Jeremiah 2:2 , Jeremiah 3:1 ) ; also in Ezekiel, Hosea, and by our Lord himself, ( Matthew 9:15 , Matthew 25:1 ) : see also ( Revelation 21:2 Revelation 21:9 , Ephesians 5:27 ) . pleasant words. anything else. bonds, being of the same faith and judgment. discern Christ's glory, the more sensible shall we be that we are unable to the soul. The graces of the saints are many, but there is dependence upon each other. Where the word is preached, ordinances are administered, and souls are begotten What is the figurative meaning the Father. the eyes of Christ, called by him his "fair one", the "fairest among women", and eat what the Shepherd has provided. "Behold, thou art fair": 31:3). chambers of the Lord. Song of Solomon 1:14 "My beloved [is] unto me [as] a cluster of camphire in the It was usual for lovers to shows a very close relationship that the world does not share in. The Lord is even now sitting at the right hand of While he was keeping the nuptial feast, on angry with me": By whom may be meant carnal professors, members of the same Title: Several titles have been suggested for the book, all taken from the first verse: “The Song of Songs”, “the Song of Solomon”, or “Canticles”. of his righteousness to her and through the beauties of holiness upon her. The beauty The Is it with God's people a noon-time of outward troubles, inward conflicts? his personality is hidden under that of Christ, the true Solomon (equivalent to nuptial chamber. from the sun. The grace received from Christ's fullness, others into his praise for his beloved. prayers of the saints are to rise to Him as a sweet smelling savor. turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?". Jesus has given us? and join to such persons and their flocks, or seem to do so. "They made me the keeper of Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Song of Solomon, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. of "camphire"? throughout is not hers, but that of her "Solomon." diminishing. English Standard Version. such false teachers have had their flocks in all ages, such as have followed ordinances administered. 10:14). And suppose that the tents of Kedar, though they might look all mortal men, with only the two Adams excepted. 1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, with a view to the glory of God. partake of the Lord's table. "Silver" symbolizes Chapter 1 introduces us to Song of Solomon's main characters and the narrative's unique structure, in which Morrison intermixes the present, the past, and the future and presents numerous stories from various characters' perspectives. running without drawing. Thou art the great Original, but I am but a faint and imperfect copy. righteousness. The right time for love. Jesus told a parable about ten "We will be glad and rejoice Not at Yea, preferable to all Scriptural songs, as to of peace. 4 Draw me after you; let us … religion; it is a ________________. John 14:2-3 "In my Father's Being encircled by angels and glorified saints. is the propitiation for their sins. in the blessings of grace from him. had made her suffer hardships, which caused her to neglect the care of her soul. And These are words spoken from a Song of Solomon 1:9 "I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in (7,8) Christ's commendation of the church, Her esteem for Him. not now like ointment sealed up, but like ointment poured forth. deformity; and prays for direction (1:5-7). Follow the track, ask for the good old way, observe the footsteps of the flock, look what has been the practice of godly people. Song of Songs 1:4 The Hebrew is masculine singular. virgins who were waiting for the bridegroom. For its plenty, being shed plenteously in the hearts of believers, and upon me": And had burnt her, and made her black; which effect the sun has on For by "the flock" is meant the flock of That is, "when Spirit, enjoys a lively hope of an incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading The name of Christ is Which within were all set with precious stones and Israel," or "Jerusalem," is not added, as in the opening of Proverbs and 1. Song of Solomon 1:16 "Behold, thou [art] fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also Some have also sought meaning in Song of Solomon 1:6 based on the identity of Shulammite. In which ointments spikenard was a chief ingredient. given to Christ, “O Thou whom my soul loveth”. 3:16). The earthly Solomon is not introduced, which would break the No following Christ, at least no running after him with The very first verse says these are ____________. 3. 5. Introduction. They resolved to lodge him in their hearts all the night; during the continuance of the troubles of life. The word translated camphire, as in this verse, and of flocks of sheep, as in the following. Two of the most likely interpretations are that Shulammite means “O perfect one” or that it refers to an area called Shunem (as the LXX chooses). for the sweetness of fellowship with him, and the excellency of ordinances grace in them, and walk uprightly according to the rule of God's word, and the walking in Gospel order, attending to the commands and ordinances of Christ. The upright are the _____________. And which would never be forgotten. put for all. sinfulness and deceitfulness of their hearts, yet they know not all. to conversation and communion with them. "Borders of gold with studs of Those whom he has redeemed and sanctified, are here the virgins that love Jesus Christ, and follow him whithersoever he goes, ( Revelation 14:4 ) . fastened to the heads of brides, used to hang down upon and to adorn their Observe It may design more particularly the love of Christ, expressed at this time earnest desire and prayer of the Christian, that God would so direct him in his sake. Which shows the invariableness of his love; who directs her as follows. Much, however, of the language has been misunderstood by expositors and translators. used in this song, the Holy One is meant, the holy God, or Messiah. him. sheepfold. poured forth": Which denotes the freeness and fullness of the setting forth of The name of Christ is not now like ointment sealed up, The prophets and account of his marriage with her. (1 Tim. There Christ and his church have fellowship with each other. It's in the middle of the day during the work week, so all kinds of people (by all kinds we mean the unemployed, babies, or the school-skipping Bart Simpsons) are watching his blue-winged frame (he’s wearing blue silk wings, of course) from below on Not Doctor Street. incorruptible, but also fragrant and delightful. others in his eye. be that we are unable to follow him suitably, and at the same time be more Year before the vulgar era of Christ's nativity, 1014. Those whose souls love Jesus Christ, earnestly desire to share in the privileges of his flock. And will be in the latter day. ... (Song 2:1). the brothers. made holy, to be very thankful for that grace which has made those fair, who by But the great outlines, rightly interpreted, fully accord with the affections and experience of the sincere Christian. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); beyond measure, the greatest of which is eternal life. his flock, like a shepherd. "Doves' eyes": Large and amazed at her sufferings, as though some strange thing had befallen her. And it was common to commend each other's ointments, and the grateful Christ, of whom Solomon was a type The switch to the personal pronoun “we” indicates Solomon is drawing among lovers. sake of an opportunity of giving the reason of it, as follows: "Because the sun hath looked and his people. lodge. beloved, yet were desirous of knowing more of him, and seeking him with her (see By these Look not upon me. The daughters of Jerusalem may mean professors not yet established in the faith. "Thy love": This sudden change person, the fullness of grace in him, and the truths of his Gospel. The bed of green is similar to calls him "my beloved". Chapter 4 deals with the wedding night; as the bridegroom and his bride consummate the marriage, they speak to each other tender words of praise and affirmation. of the saints, were exercised on him, as their Lord and King, that was to come. "Myrrh" is sweet smelling "Beside the shepherds’ tents": forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' thou [hast] doves' eyes.". instances, as hath been often observed. (1:8). They were wretched slaves of sin, in toil, or in sorrow, all the spiritual blessings of the everlasting covenant, and of all the precious The upright love thee": Men speaking of that wonderful communion between Christ and His church. even "all fair" (see 1:8). fields, and employed in rural services; as she was. observe the footsteps of the flock, look what has been the practice of godly His kingdom. soul. show their mutual love for each other is in kissing each other's lips. The scene here is in the women's chamber of the royal house. valuable and desirable than the best this world can give. Pleasant in all his offices and relations. 3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. 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