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Song of Solomon 8

Introduction

1The love of the church to Christ.
6The vehemency of love.
8The calling of the Gentiles.
14The church prays for Christ's coming.

Verse 1

O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.
that thou
Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Haggai 2:7; Zechariah 9:9; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 13:16,17; Luke 2:26-32,38; 10:23,24; 1 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:11,12
sucked
Isaiah 66:11,12; Galatians 4:26
find thee
John 1:14; 3:13; 8:42; 13:3; 16:28; Hebrews 2:9-14; 9:26-28
I would
1:2; Psalms 2:12; 45:10,11; Luke 7:45-48; 9:26; 12:8; John 7:46-52; John 9:25-38; Galatians 6:14; Philippians 3:3,7,8
yea
Psalms 51:17; 102:16,17; Mark 12:42-44; 14:6-9
I should not be despised
Heb. they should not despise me.
Isaiah 60:14; Luke 10:16; 18:9; 1 Corinthians 1:28
Reciprocal: Proverbs 7:4 - Thou;  Song of Solomon 4:5 - two breasts;  Song of Solomon 5:1 - my sister;  Song of Solomon 8:5 - there she

Verse 2

I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
bring
3:4; Galatians 4:26
who
Luke 16:29-31; John 5:39,46,47; Acts 17:11,12; 2 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 1:10-12; 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 19:10
I would cause
4:10-16; 5:1; 7:9,12
spiced
Proverbs 9:2
Reciprocal: Genesis 24:67 - his mother;  Exodus 28:34 - GeneralSong of Solomon 1:2 - thy love;  Song of Solomon 4:13 - are

Verse 3

His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
2:6; Deuteronomy 33:27; Isaiah 62:4,5; 2 Corinthians 12:9
Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 1:13 - he shall

Verse 4

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
charge
2:7; 3:5
that ye stir not up, nor awake
Heb. why should ye stir up, or, why awake, etc.
Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 1:13 - he shall;  Song of Solomon 5:8 - charge;  Luke 23:28 - daughters

Verse 5

Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
Who is this
3:6; 6:10
from the
4:8; Psalms 45:10,11; 107:2-8; Isaiah 40:3; 43:19; Jeremiah 2:2; Revelation 12:6
leaning
2 Chronicles 32:8; *marg:; Psalms 63:8; Isaiah 26:3,4; 36:6; Micah 3:11; John 13:23; Acts 27:23-25; 2 Corinthians 12:9,10; Ephesians 1:12,13; 1 Peter 1:21
I raised
2:3; Hosea 12:4; John 1:48-51
there she
1; 3:4,11; Isaiah 49:20-23; Romans 7:4; Galatians 4:19
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:10 - found;  Isaiah 40:31 - mount;  Isaiah 63:1 - is this;  Jeremiah 31:32 - in the;  Jeremiah 46:7 - Who;  John 15:4 - Abide;  Hebrews 8:9 - I took;  Revelation 17:3 - into

Verse 6

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
as a seal
Exodus 28:9-12,21,29,30; Isaiah 49:16; Jeremiah 22:24; Haggai 2:23; Zechariah 3:9; 2 Timothy 2:19
love
5:8; Psalms 42:1,2; 63:1; 84:2; John 21:15-19; Acts 20:24; 21:13; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; Philippians 1:20-23; Revelation 12:11
jealousy
Numbers 5:14; 25:11; Deuteronomy 32:21; Proverbs 6:34; 2 Corinthians 11:2
cruel
Heb. hard. the coals.
Psalms 120:4; Proverbs 25:22; Romans 12:20
Reciprocal: Genesis 29:20 - for the love;  Genesis 34:19 - because;  Exodus 13:9 - a sign;  Leviticus 8:8 - GeneralDeuteronomy 29:20 - his jealousy;  Judges 16:15 - when thine;  1 Chronicles 11:18 - brake;  Proverbs 27:4 - envy;  Jeremiah 32:10 - and sealed;  Ezekiel 23:25 - I will set;  Zephaniah 3:8 - for all;  1 Corinthians 13:7 - Beareth;  2 Corinthians 7:11 - vehement;  Revelation 7:2 - having

Verse 7

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
waters
Isaiah 43:2; Matthew 7:24,25; Romans 8:28-39
if a man
Proverbs 6:31,35; Romans 13:8-10
Reciprocal: Genesis 29:20 - for the love;  Genesis 39:19 - his wrath;  Judges 16:15 - when thine;  Song of Solomon 5:2 - my head;  John 21:7 - when;  Romans 12:20 - coals;  1 Corinthians 13:7 - Beareth;  2 Corinthians 5:14 - the love;  1 Thessalonians 1:3 - and labour;  1 Thessalonians 5:19 - Quench

Verse 8

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?
a little
Ezekiel 16:46,55,56,61; 23:33; John 10:16; Acts 15:14-17; Romans 15:9-12
she hath
10; 4:5; 7:3; Psalms 147:19,20; Acts 7:38; Romans 3:1,2; Ephesians 2:12
what
Psalms 2:8; 72:17-19; Isaiah 49:6; 60:1-5,10,11; Acts 10:1-48; 11:1-18; 16:9; Acts 22:21; 26:17,18; Romans 10:12-15; Ephesians 2:13-15,19-22
in the day
Luke 19:44; 1 Peter 2:12
Reciprocal: Psalm 144:12 - the similitude;  Song of Solomon 7:7 - thy breasts;  Isaiah 54:1 - O barren

Verse 9

If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.
a wall
2:9; Revelation 21:12-19
we will
Isaiah 58:12; 60:17; 61:4; Zechariah 6:12-15; Matthew 16:18; Acts 15:16; 1 Corinthians 3:10-12; Ephesians 2:20-22
a door
Acts 14:27
Reciprocal: Psalm 144:12 - the similitude;  Song of Solomon 1:11 - GeneralSong of Solomon 1:17 - beams;  Song of Solomon 8:10 - a wall;  Ezekiel 16:61 - when

Verse 10

I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.
a wall
my
4:5; 7:3,4,7,8; Ezekiel 16:7
then
Genesis 6:8; Deuteronomy 7:7,8; Proverbs 3:4; Isaiah 60:10; Luke 1:30; Ephesians 1:6,8; 1 Timothy 1:16
favour
Heb. peace.
Romans 5:1-10
Reciprocal: Esther 2:15 - Esther;  Song of Solomon 8:8 - she hath

Verse 11

Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
Solomon
Calmet thus translates these verses: "Solomon has a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he has let it out to keepers, each of whom for the fruit of it was to bring a thousand pieces of silver. As for me, my vineyard is before me; keep thyself, O Solomon, thy thousand pieces of silver," etc.
had a
7:12; Ecclesiastes 2:4; Isaiah 5:1-7; Matthew 21:33-43; Mark 12:1
he let
Luke 20:9-18
a thousand
Genesis 20:16; Isaiah 7:23
Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 1:6 - keeper;  Song of Solomon 5:7 - the keepers;  Ezekiel 15:2 - What;  Matthew 20:1 - a man;  Matthew 21:34 - that;  Luke 16:7 - An hundred;  John 15:1 - husbandman

Verse 12

My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
vineyard
1:6; Proverbs 4:23; Acts 20:28; 1 Timothy 4:15,16
thou
Psalms 72:17-19; Romans 14:7-9; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Corinthians 5:15
those
1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Timothy 5:17,18
Reciprocal: Exodus 19:5 - a peculiar;  Proverbs 27:18 - keepeth;  Proverbs 31:16 - considereth;  Ecclesiastes 2:4 - I planted;  Song of Solomon 4:16 - Let;  Isaiah 5:1 - touching;  Isaiah 7:23 - a thousand vines;  Ezekiel 15:2 - What;  Matthew 20:1 - a man;  Matthew 21:33 - There;  Matthew 21:34 - that;  Mark 12:1 - and let;  Luke 16:7 - An hundred;  Luke 20:9 - and let;  John 15:1 - husbandman;  1 Corinthians 9:7 - planteth

Verse 13

Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
dwellest
2:13; 4:16; 6:2,11; 7:11,12; Matthew 18:20; 28:20; John 14:21-23
the companions
1:7; 3:7-11; 5:9-16; Judges 11:38; 14:11; Psalms 45:14
cause
2:14; Psalms 50:15; John 14:13,14; 15:7; 16:24
Reciprocal: Song of Solomon 5:1 - come;  Luke 13:19 - cast;  John 10:3 - the sheep

Verse 14

Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Make haste
Heb. Flee away.
2:17; Luke 19:12; Philippians 1:23; Revelation 22:17,20 Reciprocal: Genesis 43:11 - spices;  Judges 5:28 - Why is;  2 Samuel 2:18 - a wild roe;  1 Chronicles 12:8 - as swift as the roes upon the mountains;  Proverbs 5:19 - as the;  Song of Solomon 2:9 - like;  Acts 9:36 - Dorcas;  Ephesians 5:32 - speak

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/song-of-solomon-8.html.