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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Song of Solomon 7

 

 

Introduction
1A further description of the church's graces.
10The church professes her faith and desire.

Verse 1
How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.
thy feet
Luke 15:22; Ephesians 6:15; Philippians 1:27
O prince's
Psalms 45:13; 2 Corinthians 6:18
the joints
Daniel 2:32; Ephesians 4:15,16; Colossians 2:19
the work
Exodus 28:15; 35:35

Verse 2
Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
navel
Proverbs 3:8
liquor
Heb. mixture. thy belly.
5:14; Psalms 45:16; Isaiah 46:3; Jeremiah 1:5; Romans 7:4

Verse 3
Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
4:5; 6:6

Verse 4
Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
neck
1:10; 4:4
ivory
5:14; 1 Kings 10:18,22; 22:39; Psalms 45:8; 144:12
thine eyes
That is, "Thine eyes are dark, deep, clear, and serene, as the fish-pools in Heshbon. "
4:1,9; 6:5; Ephesians 1:17,18; 3:18,19
Heshbon
Numbers 21:25; Isaiah 54:4
thy nose
That is, "Thy nose is as finely formed as the tower of Lebanon."
Philippians 1:9,10; Hebrews 5:14
the tower
4:8; 5:15; 1 Kings 7:2; 9:19; 2 Chronicles 8:6
Damascus
Genesis 15:2; 2 Samuel 8:6

Verse 5
Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
head
Isaiah 35:2; Ephesians 1:22; 4:15,16; Colossians 1:18; 2:19
Carmel
or, crimson.
Micah 7:14
the hair
4:1; 5:11; Revelation 1:14
the king
1:17; *marg:; Genesis 32:26; Psalms 68:24; 87:2; Matthew 18:20; 28:20
held
Heb. bound.

Verse 6
How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
10; 1:15,16; 2:14; 4:7,10; Psalms 45:11; Isaiah 62:4,5; Zephaniah 3:17

Verse 7
This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.
thy stature
Psalms 92:12; Jeremiah 10:5; Ephesians 4:13
thy breasts
3,8; 1:13; 4:5; 8:8; Isaiah 66:10; Ephesians 3:17

Verse 8
I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;
I will go
4:16; 5:1; Jeremiah 32:41; John 14:21-23
the smell
1:3; 2:3; 2 Corinthians 2:14

Verse 9
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
the roof
2:14; 5:16; Proverbs 16:24; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:16,17; 4:6; Hebrews 13:15
the best
Isaiah 62:8,9; Zechariah 9:15-17; Acts 2:11-13,46,47; 4:31,32; 16:30-34
sweetly
Heb. straightly. those that are asleep. or, the ancient.
5:2; Romans 13:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13,14; Revelation 14:13

Verse 10
I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
my
2:16; 6:3; Acts 27:23; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20; Galatians 2:20
his
5,6; Job 14:15; Psalms 45:11; 147:11; John 17:24

Verse 11
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
let us go
1:4; 2:10-13; 4:8

Verse 12
Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
get
Proverbs 8:17; Ecclesiastes 9:10
let us see
6:11; Proverbs 24:30,31; Acts 15:36; 2 Corinthians 13:5; 1 Thessalonians 3:5,6; Hebrews 12:15; 2:13,15; Isaiah 18:5
appear
Heb. open. there will I give thee.
6; 4:16; Exodus 25:22; Psalms 43:4; 63:3-8; 73:25; 122:5; Ezekiel 20:40,41; Romans 5:11; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; Ephesians 6:24; Hebrews 4:16

Verse 13
The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.
mandrakes
Genesis 30:14
at our
4:16; 5:1; John 15:8; Galatians 5:22,23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11
new
Matthew 13:52
I have
Isaiah 23:18; 60:6,7; Matthew 25:40; Romans 15:25-27; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 16:2; 8:8,9; Colossians 3:17; 1 Peter 4:11

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 7:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/song-of-solomon-7.html.

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