Oh! ), for the part. Whereby he means the time of persecution, when it is hard to discover the true church, because she is deformed by it, and because she is obscured and driven into the wilderness. Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. 7. Her simplicity goes not beyond the calling of a shepherd as of the fairest and the highest. Do you know him in his voice, in seasons of wandering, in his watchings over you like the Shepherd of Bethlehem in right seasons; in his deliverance of you from the lion's dens, and the mountains of the leopards. Song of Solomon 2:1-7 “Close by these lilies there grew several of the thorny shrubs of the desert; but above them rose the lily, spreading out its fresh green leaf as a contrast to the dingy verdure of these prickly shrubs—‘like the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.’” –Horatius Bonar . If we would be fed, we must follow the Shepherd through the whole breadth of His Word, and not stay on one spot alone. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". Ezra 7:23); למּה , without Dag. Moreover, Scripture also describes governing as a tending of sheep; and the Messiah, of whom Solomon is a type, is specially represented as the future Good Shepherd. act. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. I have written of the Song at some length elsewhere on this website, so for the sake of space, I’ll refer readers to that commentary. of the shepherd, who causes the flock to lie down; the Arab. [Joshua 7:9] Interpone, quaeso, tuas preces, apud Deum pro me, et ora Christum cuius est causa haec, ut mihi adsit: quam si obtinuerit, mihi obtenta erit: sin veto causa exciderit, nec ego eam obtinere potero: atque ita ipse solus ignominiam reportabit. rab'a is the name for the encampment of shepherds. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Shulamith calls entreatingly upon him whom her soul loveth to tell her how she might be able directly to reach him, without feeling herself wounded in the consciousness of her maidenhood and of the exclusiveness of her love. He punishes the smallest faults. John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/song-of-solomon-1.html. She hears His voice, and addresses none but Himself. The author of the Song probably lived about the same time as King Solomon. The vocat., "O thou whom my soul loveth," is connected with אתּה, which lies hid in הגּידה ("inform thou"). 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Song of Solomon Chapter 8 Analysis Verse 1. be really one, the particle as being here a note of truth, as it is in many other places. 1865-1868. So we too should be desiring to be in His innermost tent, learning of Him (Matthew 11:28-30), and not be wanting to be found wandering among other tents, loving the world and the things that are in the world (1 John 2:15-17). "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". Reader! Now this is a most delightful feature in the portrait of Jesus. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7,8 (Read Song of Solomon 1:7,8) Observe the title given to Christ, O Thou whom my soul loveth. 5:9 above] most beautiful among women? "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Feedest - i. e., "Pursuest thy occupation as a shepherd;" so she speaks figuratively of the Son of David. Jeremiah 12:7). Psalms 119:176. Precious Shepherd of thy blood-bought sheep! General Remarks. The Song offers no clue to its author or to the date, place, or circumstances of its composition. 1854-1889. Solomon’s Song of Songs. The country damsel has no idea of the occupation of a king. how delightful is it to my soul, that the needy as well as the full, the distressed as well as the strong, the wandering as well as the restored, are the peculiar objects of thy care. Used by Permission. ; as a harlot; so Tamar, Genesis 38:14; or as a widow in mourning; she chose not to be, or to be thought to be, either as one that left her husband, an unchaste woman; or had lost her husband, or as if she had none, when neither was the case: or, "as one that spreads the tent"F12So Junius & Tremellius. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible. Psalms 80:1. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". Here set up thy rest in the faithfulness of Jehovah, against all the accusations of conscience, the charges of Satan, the arrest of justice, and the curse of God's broken law. The Song of Solomon _____. thy flock . 1:7), and the repeated emphasis on the theme of seeking/finding bind these verses together" (The Song of Songs, Hermeneia Commentaries, p. 146, note on 3:1-5). עטף), did not afford an appropriate signification. And that his people might know him as such, as suited to all their wants and circumstances, he is expressly distinguished under the various names of the great Shepherd, Hebrews 13:20; the good Shepherd, John 10:11; the chief Shepherd, 1 Peter 5:4, and the like; intimating that he is exactly suited to every case of his flock. 1801-1803. It was prophesied of him before his coming, that he should feed his flock like a Shepherd. Though the sheep fail in their obedience, Jesus never fails in his love. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". . There is another point to be considered in this delightful verse; and that is the question of the Church: Where Jesus feeds, and where he causeth his flock to rest at noon? Until the day break, and the shadows flee away. ] 530. There can be no ground for fear of a condemnation from God the Father; while my soul stands clothed and justified before him in the appointed and approved righteousness of God the Son. A transposition of two letters would give a word with a sense required = erring, wandering about, a sense, indeed, which old Rabbinical commentators gave to this word itself in Isaiah 22:16 (Authorised Version, cover); and probably the idea involved is the obvious one that a person with the head muffled up would not find her way easily, as we might say, “Why should I go about blindfold?”, The Rabbinical interpretation of this verse is a good instance of the fanciful treatment the book has received: “When the time came for Moses to depart, he said to the Lord, ‘It is revealed to me that this people will sin and go into captivity; show me how they shall be governed and dwell among the nations whose decrees are oppressive as the heat; and wherefore is it they shall wander among the flocks of Esau and Ishmael, who make them idols equal to thee as thy companions?’”. At the start, the couple are not yet engaged. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". It is possible that Solomon himself wrote the Song. 1871-8. And only we can know the answer to that question. But he is not present, as is manifest from this, that she is not answered by him, but by the daughters of Jerusalem. The spouse perceives this, and runs towards him. dearest, merciful, gracious Redeemer! Song of Solomon 1:7. (n) The spouse feeling her fault flees to her husband only for comfort. And also under the noon of persecution, the noon of temptation, the noon of affliction, or any other season of trial, like the scorching heat of a sultry day, in a dry and barren land, where no water is; there Jesus hath his resting places, and deeply exercised souls may find a sweet resting place in him, through the everlasting covenant love, and faithfulness of the Father; the justifying blood and righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ; and the powerful efficacy, strength, and aid of God the Holy Ghost. She feels estranged even among Christ‘s true servants, answering to “thy companions” (Luke 22:28), so long as she has not Himself present. Makest ... to rest - distinct from "feedest:" periods of rest are vouchsafed after labour (Isaiah 4:6). have you ever considered your Almighty Shepherd under this sweet character? "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". . https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/song-of-solomon-1.html. The opposite spirit to 1Co 3:4. thou feedest; that is his flock, like a shepherd: for this phrase supposes him to be a shepherd, as he is, of God's choosing, appointing, and setting up, the chief, the good, the great, and only Shepherd of the sheep; and that he has a flock to feed, which is but one, and a little one, is his property, given him by God, purchased by his blood, called a flock of slaughter, and yet a beautiful one, he has undertook to feed; and feeding it includes the whole business of a shepherd, in leading the sheep into pastures, protecting them from all enemies, restoring them when wandering, healing their diseases, watching over them in the night seasons, and making all necessary provisions for them. Bible Gateway Recommends. Her intercourse with Him is peculiar. For why should I be as one that turneth aside,] q.d., This would be no less to thy dishonour than my disadvantage, if I miscarry, thou wilt be no small loser by it. Where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon — In the heat of the day, when the shepherds, in those hot countries, used to lead their flocks into shady places. Ezra 7:23); למּה, without Dag. Yet it is through a veil; she sees Him not (Job 23:8, Job 23:9). . This is what my soul would plead, in the double plea, of the sovereign grace of God the Father's covenant love, and God the Redeemer's justifying blood and righteousness: and sure I am, as Job justly argued; God will not plead against me with his great power, when he hath put the strength of his own salvation in me. evermore give me this bread. Until the day-break — Until the morning of that blessed day of the general resurrection, when all the shadows, not only of ignorance, and sin, and calamity, but even of all ordinances, and outward administrations, shall cease. Nehemiah 13:26), or “the dearly beloved of my soul” (cf. Her request is thus directed toward the absent one, as is proved by Sol 1:8. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". But what does כּעטיה mean? Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. 1859. Tell me - where thou feedest - This is spoken as if the parties were shepherds, or employed in the pastoral life. Why wilt thou by withdrawing thyself from me, and denying thy direction to me, suffer me, or give occasion to me, to be such a one? (g) "Inde, ubi quarta sitim coeli collegetit hora", Virgil. It is his own grace, not our desert, which becomes the rule of his conduct. I have written a separate print commentary on it moving through the panorama of symbolism and revealing the intricate literary structure. The vocat., “O thou whom my soul loveth,” is connected with אתּה , which lies hid in הגּידה (“inform thou”). Introduction. How beautiful are your feet in sandals,O prince’s daughter!The curves of your thighs are like jewels,The work of the hands of a skillful workman.Your navel is a rounded goblet;It lacks no blended beverage.Your waist is a heap of wheatSet about with lilies.Your two breasts are like two fawns,Twins of a gazelle. Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest. Matthew 18:20. And if we take into our consideration what is evidently implied in feeding, we shall discover that it intends everything necessary to be done for the welfare of his flock. Communion in private must go along with public following of Him. See Structure above. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". In the next place, we may observe the unanswerable strength of the arguments the Church makes use of to prevail with Jesus. Her request is thus directed toward the absent one, as is proved by Song of Solomon 1:8. But these things go together. The bride, having first enjoyed communion with Him in the pavilion, is willing to follow Him into labours and dangers; arising from all-absorbing love (Luke 14:26); this distinguishes her from the formalist (John 10:27). These words (Song of Solomon 1:5-6) are addressed to the ladies of the palace, who look upon her with wonder. Shall I be in doubt like others, that know thee not; whether I am thine, or not? The sheep of Christ, who are the objects of his care, can best describe what is implied in this one feature of their Lord's love towards them. --- Thyself. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". The country damsel has no idea of the occupation of a king. But it can denote one who covers herself (the lxx, perhaps, in this sense ὡς περιβαλλομένη ), because she mourns (Rashi); or after Genesis 38:14 (cf. If Solomon were present, it would be difficult to understand this entreating call. But, on the other hand, the entreaty only asks that he should let her know where he is; she longs to know where his occupation detains him, that she may go out and seek him. This איכה elsewhere means quomodo, and is the key-word of the Kîna, as איך is of the Mashal (the satire); the Song uses for it, in common with the Book of Esther, איככה. It is partly here, too, revised. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". . His greatness becomes their security for all things: his goodness, never to let them want: his sovereignty, and being the only One, implies that every other is unnecessary. For it must be minded, as that which will be useful to explain really difficulties in this book, that the church in this book is sometimes considered, and speaketh, or is spoken of, as one entire body, and sometimes with respect unto and in the name of her particular members, and that promiscuously; and in which of these capacities each place is to be understood is left to the prudent and diligent reader to gather out of the words and context. Joseph would not breathe in the same air with his mistress, nor John the evangelist with the heretic Cerinthus, but "sprang out of the bath" (c) as soon as he came into it. Song of Songs uses all the senses to describe lovemaking—sight, taste, smell, and touch. them idols equal to thee as thy companions?ââ, Where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon. He is her Beloved; and she is in extreme need. Jeremiah 12:7). Ver. (o) Whom you have called to the dignity of pastors, and they set forth their own dreams instead of your doctrine. 17. For example, the respected commentator Matthew Henry (1662-1714) states that the Song of Solomon "is an allegory" and goes on to add "that after the title of the book (Song of Solomon 1:1) we have Christ and His church, Christ and a believer, expressing their esteem for each other." One that turneth aside - As a wanderer; one who, not knowing where to find her companions, wanders fruitlessly in seeking them. BibliographyTrapp, John. feedest — tendest thy flock (Isaiah 40:11; Hebrews 13:20; 1 Peter 2:25; 1 Peter 5:4; Revelation 7:17). — Or a wanderer, or vagabond; like a neglected and forlorn creature, exposed both to censure and danger. Tell me, 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 thy companions? Song of Solomon 1:7 in all English translations. But if we are really His we should know where we can find Him, for He is in our hearts (Ephesians 3:17-19), and nearer than hands and feet, and we know that we can approach Him constantly in prayer in the inner room (Matthew 6:6), and that where two or three gather in His Name He is there among us (Matthew 18..20). As one that turneth aside - Or, goeth astray like an outcast. ad Eustoc.) This איכה elsewhere means quomodo , and is the key-word of the Kîna , as איך is of the Mashal (the satire); the Song uses for it, in common with the Book of Esther, איככה . forte euphone., is, with the single exception of Job 7:20, always milra, while with the Dag. But, on the other hand, the entreaty only asks that he should let her know where he is; she longs to know where his occupation detains him, that she may go out and seek him. The Church therefore gives, and Christ takes oft herein upon himself, the term and office of a loving and skilful Shepherd, that feeds his flock daily and daintily, feedeth them among the lilies and beds of spices, makes them to "lie down in green pastures, and leads them beside the still waters" [Psalms 23:2] - his Word and sacraments; makes them also to lie down at noon, i.e., as the chief pastor of his sheep, he wholly ordereth them in all their spiritual labours, toils, and afflictions, giving them safe repose in the hottest seasons. Soul cry out, in which the Church makes use of to prevail with Jesus want to know we. ÂÂ, where thou makest thy flock, as is proved by Song a. In Jesus 's finished work, the Church will continue steadfast feedest: song of solomon 1:7 commentary periods of rest vouchsafed. People a noon-time of outward troubles, inward conflicts the Entire Bible Modernised adapted. The bride the verb רבץ ( R. רב, with the Dag finished,... 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