Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon 1:4

“Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Draw me, we will runne after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and reioyce in thee, we wil remember thy loue more then wine: the vpright loue thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Draw me after you {and} let us run {together!} The king has brought me into his chambers. "We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Draw me; we will run after thee: The king hath brought me into his chambers; We will be glad and rejoice in thee; We will make mention of thy love more than of wine: Rightly do they love thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take me to you, and we will go after you: the king has taken me into his house. We will be glad and full of joy in you, we will give more thought to your love than to wine: rightly are they your lovers.
- Basic English Bible

Draw me, we will run after thee! -- The king hath brought me into his chambers -- We will be glad and rejoice in thee, We will remember thy love more than wine. They love thee uprightly.
- Darby Bible

Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
- Webster's Bible

Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his rooms. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you.
- World English Bible

Draw me: after thee we run, The king hath brought me into his inner chambers, We do joy and rejoice in thee, We mention thy loves more than wine, Uprightly they have loved thee!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Draw me, we will run after thee; the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will find thy love more fragrant than wine! sincerely do they love thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:4


1:4 Draw me - By thy grace and holy spirit. We - Both I, thy spouse, and the virgins, my companions. And this change of numbers teaches us that the spouse is one great body, consisting of many members. Run - Will follow thee readily, chearfully, and swiftly. The king - Christ, the king of his church, hath answered my prayer. Chambers - Where I may freely converse with him, and enjoy him. He hath taken me into intimate communion with himself. Remember - This shall be the matter of our thoughts and discourses.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • AZAGLO DESMOND
    SOLOMON IS TALKING ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD IN HIS LIFE.
  • John
    Hi Julian. Read a little more carefully! It 's not King Solomon talking in verse 5, it 's the women who he loves.
  • Julian
    SOLOMON IS SAYING "I AM BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL DO NOT LOOK DOWN UPON ME BECAUSE I AM BLACK, BECAUSE THE SUN HAVE TAKEN HEAT UNTO MY FLESH ".......... SOLOMON IS INDEED DARK SKINNED, WHY DO YOU THINK They Mistaked The JEWS FOR BEING EGYPTIAN? For Example PAUL....EGYPT IS AFRICA, THE JEWS ARE INDEED BLACK PEOPLE........2 Peter 1:20 The scriptures are of no Private interpretation THEY ARE INDEED BLACK Christ Rev 1:14-15Rev.1:14-15 feet like burnt brass BURNT BRASS!!! GOD didn 't leave his people void...
  • I believe that this is not intentionally racist, nor is it meant to be taken entirely literally. Very dark flesh in the ancient middle east would 've been slightly exotic, but it also is a common descriptor for evil or sinful ideas and actions. This was a way of saying that not all things dark fall into that category. It was also seen as an allusion to the queen of Sheba by the alchemists of the middle ages and renaissance and a common fantasy of the white European or Anglo was to purify the dark black earthly feminine into its golden white counterpart. One of many ways of describing the process of transmutation from the lead of simple fallen earthly woman to the golden white of the ineffable godhead. Also according to other myths of the time Solomon and the queen of Sheba have a daughter named Bellacarne who is black and white and whose name means "beautiful flesh " roughly translated. I think this proves that it is less to do with race and more to do with a balancing of the two extremes. Beautiful words.
  • Mary
    Salomon is talking about his passionate love for The Queen of Shiba, that resulted is the fall of Israel He loved this woman the same love his father David loved Bashiba, ready to forget his covenant with God for her. And that resulted in his own fall and the all of Israel. I wonder if that would have happened if those priest would have left him love the woman of his heart, that 's all he wanted.
  • William
    Written by solomon,this book was probably inspired by the wife of his youth, Naamah. It is a wonderful book showing the beauty of marital love.

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