SONG OF SOLOMON
Song Of Solomon 8 ©
The bride desires that the Bridegroom might appear in the flesh and dwell with her, v. 1, etc. An admiration concerning the growth of the church, 5. The bride’s wish that she might have assurance of her Bridegroom’s love to her, 6, etc. After that the bride speaks of her young sister, that is, of the church of the Gentiles, 8. The answer to that, 9. The bride rests satisfied, and is content therewith, 10. The care which the Bridegroom Himself takes for His vineyard, 11, etc. But He also wishes to be published and preached by others, 13. The bride longs after the speedy appearing of her Bridegroom, 14.
O1 THAT thou wert as my brother, that 2sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would 3kiss thee; yea, I should not be 4despised.
I would lead 5thee, and bring thee 6into my mother’s house, 7who would instruct me: 8I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine 9of the juice of my pomegranate.
10Hisa left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
11Ib charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, 12that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
13Who is this that cometh up 14from the wilderness, 15leaning upon her beloved? 16I raised thee up 17under the apple tree: 18there 19thy mother 20brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
¶ 21Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal 22upon thine arm: for 23love is strong 24as death; 25jealousy is cruel as the grave: 26the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement 27flame.
28Many waters cannot quench love,c neither can the floods 29drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, 30it would utterly be contemned.
¶ 31We have a 32little sister, and 33she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day 34when she shall be spoken for?d
35If 36she be a 37wall, 38we will build 39upon her 40a palace 41of silver: and if 42she be a door, we will 43inclose her 44with boards of cedar.
45I am a wall, and 46my breasts like towers: 47then was I in 48his eyes 49as one that found favour.
50Solomon had a vineyard 51at Baal-hamon; 52he let out the vineyard unto 53keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a 54thousand 55pieces of silver.
56My vineyard, 57which is mine, 58is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a 59thousand, 60and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
61Thou that dwellest 62in the gardens, 63the companions hearken to thy voice: cause 64me to hear it.
¶ 65Makee haste, my beloved, and be thou like to 66a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.