Notes on Song of Solomon
From the Original 1599 Geneva Bible Notes

Song 1:2

1:2 Let {a} him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love [is] better than wine.

Song 1:3

1:3 Because of the {b} savour of thy good ointments thy name [is as] ointment poured forth, therefore do the {c} virgins love thee.

Song 1:4

1:4 {d} Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his {e} chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

Song 1:5

1:5 I [am] {f} black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of {g} Kedar, as the {h} curtains of Solomon.

Song 1:6

1:6 Look not upon me, because I [am] {i} black, because the {k} sun hath looked upon me: {l} my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; [but] my own vineyard have I not {m} kept.

Song 1:7

1:7 Tell me, {n} O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest [thy flock] to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of {o}
thy companions?

Song 1:8

1:8 {p} If thou knowest not, O thou fairest among women, go forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

Song 1:9

1:9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's {q} chariots.

Song 1:12

1:12 {r} While the king [sitteth] at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance.

Song 1:13

1:13 A bundle of myrrh [is] my wellbeloved to me; he shall lie all night between my {s} breasts.

Song 1:16

1:16 Behold, thou [art] fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our {u} bed [is] green.

Song 2:2

2:2 As the lily among thorns, so [is] my {a} love among the daughters.

Song 2:3

2:3 {b} As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste.

Song 2:7

2:7 {c} I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not, nor awake [my] love, till he please.

Song 2:8

2:8 {d} The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

Song 2:9

2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he {e} standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, gazing himself through the {f} lattice.

Song 2:11

2:11 For, lo, the {g} winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone;

Song 2:14

2:14 O my dove, [that art] in the {h} clefts of the rock, in the secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance,let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy countenance [is] comely.

Song 2:15

2:15 Take for us the foxes, the {i} little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines [have] tender grapes.

Song 2:17

2:17 Until the day shall break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a {k} roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

Song 3:1

3:1 By {a} night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Song 3:2

3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will {b} seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Song 3:3

3:3 The {c} watchmen that go about the city found me: [to whom I said], Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

Song 3:5

3:5 {d} I 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.

Song 3:6

3:6 Who [is] this that cometh out of the {e} wilderness like
pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

Song 3:7

3:7 Behold his {f} bed, which [is] Solomon's; sixty valiant men [are] about it, of the valiant of Israel.

Song 3:8

3:8 They all hold swords, [being] expert in war: every man [hath] his sword upon his thigh because of fear {g} in the night.

Song 3:11

3:11 Go forth, O ye {h} daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the {i} crown with which his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

Song 4:1

4:1 Behold, thou [art] {a} fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair [is] as a {b} flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

Song 4:5

4:5 Thy two {c} breasts [are] like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Song 4:8

4:8 {d} Come with me from Lebanon, [my] spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

Song 4:9

4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my {e} sister, [my] spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thy {f} eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

Song 4:11

4:11 Thy {g} lips, O [my] spouse, drop [as] the honeycomb: honey and milk [are] under thy tongue; and the scent of thy garments [is] like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Song 4:15

4:15 {h} A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

Song 4:16

4:16 Awake, O {i} north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, [that] its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

Song 5:1

5:1 I have come into my {a} garden, my sister, [my] spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drank my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

Song 5:2

5:2 {b} I sleep, but my heart waketh: [it is] the voice of my beloved that knocketh, [saying], Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, [and] my locks with the drops of the {c} night.

Song 5:3

5:3 I have put off my {d} coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

Song 5:5

5:5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands flowed [with] myrrh, and my {e} fingers [with] sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

Song 5:7

5:7 The {f} watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

Song 5:8

5:8 I charge you, {g} O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick with love.

Song 5:9

5:9 {h} What [is] thy beloved more than [another] beloved, O thou fairest among women? what [is] thy beloved more than [another] beloved, that thou dost so charge us?

Song 5:11

5:11 His {i} head [is as] the most fine gold, his locks [are] bushy, [and] black as a raven.

Song 6:1

6:1 Where is thy beloved gone, {k} O thou fairest among women? where is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

Song 6:2

6:2 My beloved is gone down into his {a} garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Song 6:4

6:4 Thou [art] beautiful, O my love, as {b} Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as [an army] with banners.

Song 6:5

6:5 {c} Turn away thy eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair [is] as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

Song 6:8

6:8 There are {d} sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

Song 6:10

6:10 {e} Who [is] she [that] looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, [and] terrible as [an army] with banners?

Song 6:11

6:11 I went down into the {f} garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, [and] to see whether the vine flourished, [and] the pomegranates budded.

Song 6:12

6:12 {g} Before I was aware, my soul made me {h} [like] the chariots of Amminadib.

Song 6:13

6:13 Return, return, O {i} Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

Song 7:1

7:1 How beautiful are thy {a} feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs [are] like jewels, the work of the hands of a skilful workman.

Song 7:3

7:3 {b} Thy two breasts [are] like two young roes [that are] twins.

Song 7:5

7:5 Thy head upon thee [is] like Carmel, and the hair of thy head like purple; the king [is] {c} held captive by [its] locks of hair.

Song 7:10

7:10 {d} I [am] my beloved's, and his desire [is] toward me.

Song 7:12

7:12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the {e} vine flourisheth, [whether] the tender grape appeareth, [and] the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my

Song 8:1

8:1 O {a} that thou [wert] as my brother, that was nourished at the breasts of my mother! [when] I should find thee outside, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.

Song 8:3

8:3 {b} His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

Song 8:4

8:4 {c} I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not, nor awake [my] love, until he please.

Song 8:6

8:6 {d} Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm: for love [is] strong as death; jealousy [is] cruel as the grave: the coals of it [are] coals of fire, [which hath a]
most vehement flame.

Song 8:8

8:8 {e} We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

Song 8:9

8:9 {f} If she [is] a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she [is] a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

Song 8:10

8:10 {g} I [am] a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.

Song 8:11

8:11 {h} Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; every one for the fruit of it was to bring a thousand [pieces] of silver.

Song 8:13

8:13 Thou that dwellest in the {i} gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear [it].

Song 8:14

8:14 {k} Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

(k) The Church desires Christ that if he depart from them, yet he would haste to help them in their troubles.

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