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Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible
Song of Solomon

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Book Overview - Song of Solomon

by Thomas Coke

CHAP. VIII.

The affections between Christ and his spouse are as strong and lively here, in this closing chapter of the song, as ever, and rather more so. (1.) The spouse continues her importunity for a more intimate communion and fellowship with him, Song of Solomon 8:1-3. (2.) She charges the daughters of Jerusalem not to interrupt her communion with her beloved, Song of Solomon 8:4 and they thereupon admire her dependance on him, Song of Solomon 8:5. (3.) She begs of her beloved, whom she raiseth up by her prayers, Song of Solomon 8:5 that he would by his grace confirm that blessed union with him to which she was admitted, Song of Solomon 8:6-7. (4.) She makes intercession for others also, that care might be taken of them, Song of Solomon 8:8-9 and pleaseth herself with the thoughts of her own interest in Christ, and his affection to her, Song of Solomon 8:10. (5.) She owns herself his tenant for a vineyard she held of him at Baal-hamon, Song of Solomon 8:11-12. (6.) The song concludes with an interchanging of parting requests: Christ chargeth his spouse that she should often let him hear from her, Song of Solomon 8:13. And she begs of him that he would hasten his return to her, Song of Solomon 8:14.

Before Christ 1014.

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