Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon
Chapter 7

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1 Howe beautifull are thy feete with shooes, O princes daughter! the ioynts of thy thighs are like iewels, the worke of the hands of a cunning workman.

2 Thy nauell is like a round goblet, which wanteth not licour: thy belly is like an heape of wheate, set about with lillies.

3 Thy two breasts are like two yong Roes that are twinnes.

4 Thy necke is as a towre of yuory: thine eyes like the fish pooles in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the towre of Lebanon, which looketh toward Damascus.

5 Thine head vpon thee is like Carmel, and the haire of thine head like purple, the king is held in the galleries.

6 How faire, and how pleasant art thou, O Loue, for delights!

7 This thy stature is like to a palme tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.

8 I said, I will goe vp to the palme tree, I will take hold of the boughes thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose, like apples.

9 And the roofe of thy mouth like the best wine, for my beloued, that goeth downe sweetely, causing the lippes of those that are asleepe, to speake.

10 I am my beloueds, and his desire is towards me.

11 Come, my beloued, let vs goe forth into the field: let vs lodge in the villages.

12 Let vs get vp earely to the vineyards, let vs see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appeare, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I giue thee my loues.

13 The mandrakes giue a smell, and at our gates are all maner of pleasant fruits, new and olde, which I haue laid vp for thee, O my beloued.

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Commentary for Song of Solomon 7

The graces of the church. (1-9) The delight of the church in Christ. (10-13)1-9 The similitudes here are different from what they were before, and in the original refer to glorious and splendid clothing. Such honour have all his saints; and having put on Christ, they are distinguished by their beautiful and glorious apparel. They adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. Consistent believers honour Christ, recommend the gospel, and convince and awaken sinners. The church resembles the stately and spreading palm; while her love for Christ, and the obedience resulting therefrom, are precious fruit of the true Vine. The King is held in the galleries. Christ takes delight in the assemblies and ordinances of his people; and admires the fruit of his grace in them. When applied to the church and to each faithful Christian, all this denotes that beauty of holiness, in which they shall be presented to their heavenly Bridegroom.

10-13 The church, the believing soul, triumphs in its relation to Christ, and interest in him. She humbly desires communion with him. Let us walk together, that I may receive counsel, instruction, and comfort from thee; and may make known my wants and my grievances to thee, with freedom, and without interruption. Communion with Christ is what all that are made holy earnestly breathe after. And those who would converse with Christ, must go forth from the world. Wherever we are, we may keep up communion with God. Nor should we go where we cannot in faith ask him to go with us. Those who would go abroad with Christ, must begin early in the morning of their days; must begin every day with him, seek him early, seek him diligently. A gracious soul can reconcile itself to the poorest places, if it may have communion with God in them; but the most delightful fields will not satisfy, unless the Beloved is there. Let us not think to be satisfied with any earthly object. Our own souls are our vineyards; they should be planted with useful trees. We should often search whether we are fruitful in righteousness. Christ's presence will make the vine flourish, and the tender grapes appear, as the returning sun revives the gardens. If we can appeal to him, Thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love thee; if his Spirit witness with our spirit, that our souls prosper, it is enough. And we must beg of him to search and try us, to discover us to ourselves. The fruits and exercises of graces are pleasant to the Lord Jesus. These must be laid up, and always ready; that by our bringing forth much fruit, he may be glorified. It is all from him, therefore it is fit it should be all for him.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Song of Solomon 7

  • Geoff
    If, people want to call others their brother and sister, let them. If, you don't want to, don't. The Songs of Solomon are about Love. That's Jesus's ultimate lesson, to Love. Even if they hate you. We confuse the Old and the New, Rom 12:17. If, someone is foreign or gay, your job is not to outcast them. Why is a Methodist church more right than a Baptist? What's the main principle of the church?
  • BSP
    Solomon tried to woo the Shulammite girl but she stood firm and remained loyal to her shepherd boy.
  • I believe the fruit referred to in Song of Solomon 7:13 may be the same as the treasures referred to in Matthew 13:52. Jesus said that scribe who becomes a disciple of the Kingdom is like one who brings out of his storehouses treasures he has laid up, both new and old. The maiden, likened unto the Bride of Christ tells her beloved she has laid up for him fruits new and old. Therefore, we, as the Bride of Christ and the disciples of the Kingdom must lay up fruit, both new and old, for our Beloved. What is this fruit that we must lay up, then ? Quite a few references to spiritual fruit can be found (Galatians 5:22-23; John 15:1-17; Matthew 7:15-20...). However, I think the mystery lies in the new and the old. Jesus wants us to seek it out, to decipher the parable for ourselves. What is the new fruit and what is the old fruit ? When we have dug deep we will discover the answer and can lay up all manner of those pleasant fruits for our Master.
  • Riana
    On this matter here about our brothers and sisters....if we are Christians, we are NOT brother and sister to those in the world, their father is the god of this world, the devil. Our Father is Abba, God Almighty. Also I am not so keen on this "Golden Ratio" Egyptian thing. Egypt was a country of bondage. Its name implies "bondage". We as Christians are free of that and I see no need to bring this into play with God's Word, the Holy Bible.
  • Nevermore Mazongo
    1. Verses 1 to 9 tell us about the sophistication and sacred nature of the Word of God.Every piece fits perfectly like in a jigsaw puzzle.Since the Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Messiah is perfect,if one follows the Word of God diligently, then it is the desire of God for that person to reach perfection.
    But, the reality of the matter is that as humankind we cannot reach the level of perfection required of us and it is only through the Grace of God that we are made perfect beings.

    2.Again verses 1 to 9 tell us that the Word of God deserves admiration and glorification because each and every part of the Word of God has a purpose for mankind to uplift themselves.

    3. Dear brothers and sisters.
    Allow me a few lines to digress a bit.
    For those interested in the mathematics of nature, the choice of body parts in verses
    1 to 9 is a revelation of the GOLDEN RATIO.
    This applys to living things and the universe.The pyramids use the Golden Ratio as well.The Golden ratio is 1.61803399.....
    The Golden Ratio is also called the Divine Proportion.It has a very wide application in nature, art and engineering.

    4.Verses 10 to 13 tell us about the close relationship between humankind and God.
    Those who turn their hearts to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, have nothing to lose except their chains of sin.

    These verses have a very important significance.
    They tell us that once we have received Jesus Christ, the Messiah as our Saviour, we should not sit back and relax but we should help our brothers and sisters who need help to also receive Jesus Christ, the Messiah as their Saviour.This is shown in verses 11 and 12.

    These verses tell us we should arm ourselves with the Word of God and venture into the world and help others to turn to God.

    5.Now brothers and sisters of all religions of the world.
    Allow me to say a few words on the question of the COMFORTER, Jesus Christ, the Messiah promised humankind.
    The comforter Jesus Christ, the Messiah was talking about is SALVATION.

    Please explain!

    A. Jesus Christ, the Messiah , the Word of God, came on earth to show and teach humankind the way,the truth and the life to God.John 14:16
    B. Humankind received the Word of God directly from God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
    God talked to the people directly through Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
    They freely asked all the questions about the Kingdom of God and they received clear and satisfactory answers.So through Jesus Christ, the Messiah, God himself spoke to the people.
    C. But because of the stiffness of our hearts we failed to accept the Word of God and that is the reason why the world is in a big crisis right now.
    We even went further and introduced new religions after Jesus Christ, the Messiah's glorious and miraculous resurrection and ascension to Heaven.

    The Word of God was polluted and adulterated and that is why we have so many versions of the Holy Bible up to this day.

    The scriptures were plagiarized and completely new religions with wild claims cropped up after Jesus Christ, the Messiah finished his ministry.
    New religious books were published and new prophets ordained.
    New holy places established which Jesus Christ, the Messiah himself never mentioned about.

    Some religions totally rejected the Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Messiah and their very existence hinges on the benevolence and mercy of God.They are a stiff nacked people.

    D.No one prophet or witness after Jesus Christ, the Messiah can successfully remove humankind from the shackles of sin and suffering.

    E. How then is this cycle of sin and suffering going to be broken?
    Jesus Christ, the Messiah will bring SALVATION by the infinite MERCY and GRACE of God.

    We have all sinned and we will only receive SALVATION through Jesus Christ, the Messiah by the
    infinite MERCY and GRACE of God.

    We will not receive SALVATION through our righteousness but through God's LOVE for humankind.

    When the COMFORTER (SALVATION) comes, God will wipe away all our tears. Sin and suffering will be no more.The Truth and Light will be upon the world.
    Jesus Christ, the Messiah will set his Kingdom on Earth by the full authority of All Mighty God.

    God bless you all my brothers and sisters.May the infinite Grace and Mercy of God bring Salvation to you all. Amen!
  • Amanda
    I love all of Song of Solomon but I exspeshaly love chaper 7 because it shows how a man is to love his wife and be pashenet about her

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