Song Of Solomon 3 ©

The bride relates how diligently she had sought her Bridegroom, but in vain, vs. 1, 2, 3. At length she finds Him, and takes hold on Him fast, 4. He will not suffer His bride to be awakened, 5. The bride’s ornaments, after she was come out of affliction, 6. The Bridegroom’s bed or chariot, under the figure of Solomon’s bed and chariot, 7. The faithful are invited under the rhetorical and figurative words of Solomon’s marriage with his bride to the Kingdom of glory, 11.


BY1 night on my bed I sought him 2whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but 3I found him not.


I will rise now, and go about 4the city in the streets, and in the broad 5ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.


6The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, 7Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?


It was but 8a little that I passed from them, but I 9found him whom my soul loveth: 10I held him, and would not let him go, 11until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her 12that conceived me.


13I 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.


14Whoais this that cometh out of 15the wilderness 16like pillars of smoke, perfumed with 17myrrh and frankincense, with all 18powders 19of the merchant?


20Behold 21his bed, 22which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, 23of the valiant of Israel.


24They all hold swords, being 25expert in war: every man 26hath his sword upon his thigh 27because of fear in the night.


King Solomon made himself ab28chariot of the 29wood of Lebanon.


He made 30the pillars thereof of silver, the 31bottom thereof of gold, the 32covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being 33paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.


34Go forth, O 35ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown 36wherewith his mother crowned him in the day 37of his espousals,c and in the day of the gladness of his heart.