song of solomon 1:7 commentary

It was prophesied of him before his coming, that he should feed his flock like a Shepherd. 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 . Why should I be as one that turneth aside? She twice sends him away. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". Song of Solomon 6:13ended with both a request for the maiden to return so her be… "wine" Literally this is the word for "mixture" (BDB 561), found only here in the OT, which was used to denote wine mixed with. BibliographyPett, Peter. Turn, my beloved — Return to me. But what does כּעטיה mean? Compulerantque greges Corydon et Thyrsis in unum: Thyrsis oves, Corydon distentas lacte capellas; "Beneath a holm repair'd two jolly swains: Their sheep and goats together grazed the plains; Both young Arcadians, both alike inspired, To sing and answer as the song required.". Her simplicity goes not beyond the calling of a shepherd as of the fairest and the highest. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. And let the consolation of thy Holy Spirit become the perpetual nourishment of my soul, when, in all his blessed offices, he is taking of thine, and showing unto me. . All imply estrangement from the Bridegroom. Solomon wrote 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), and many scholars view “Solomon’s Song of Songs” (Song 1:1) as meaning “the best of songs.” For centuries, beginning around the Middle Ages, many interpreted the Song of Solomon as an allegory of Christ’s love for the church. 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. Feed my soul with the communications of thy love - let my soul live upon thee in thy pardoning, refreshing, renewing, strengthening, confirming grace. . "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/song-of-solomon-1.html. By, or about, or towards, as this particle is elsewhere used, the flocks of thy companions; the assemblies of corrupt and false teachers and worshippers, by which I am like to be insnared, if thou dost forsake me. Reader! 1857. 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. 1801-1803. Probably in the marriage festival there was something like our masks, in which persons of quality assumed rural characters and their employments. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. feedest—tendest thy flock (Isa 40:11; Heb 13:20; 1Pe 2:25; 5:4; Re 7:17). BibliographyClarke, Adam. Shulamith wishes to know the place where her beloved feeds and rests his flock, that she might not wander about among the flocks of his companions seeking and asking for him. 1685. 14. The verb רבץ (R. רב , with the root signif. There he will be found of them that seek him. 1905. He who is ignorant of himself, must be so likewise of God, (Calmet) and will be sentenced to feed goats. And as if God our Father meant to hold him forth to his people in a yet more endearing point of view, it is remarkable that he is called God's Shepherd. Compare Sol 2:16; Sol 6:3; Psalm 23:1. 1832. Every word in this sweet verse is most highly interesting; but it would swell the Commentary to a length not admissible in a work of this kind, to enlarge upon the several portions of it. Israel too were being called on to seek out their God and not be led astray by other shepherds (Jeremiah 25:36; Jeremiah 50:6; Ezekiel 34:5; 1 Kings 22:17), and looked forward to one day seeing her shepherd king (Ezekiel 34:23; Ezekiel 37:24), but sadly when He did come she was to be found wandering around the tents of other shepherds. They are probably jealous of her. Song Of Songs {I.S.B.E.} We end this preaching series with the Song of Solomon. He punishes the smallest faults. 1854-1889. And be assured that if you come to the shepherds" tents with a prayerful spirit and a hungry soul, begging of God to open your heart to receive the word with power, and to crown it with his blessing, sooner or later you will find food and rest. Joseph Benson's Commentary. Our Price: $24.99 Save: $10.00 (29%) Buy Now. It is partly here, too, revised. Read Song of Solomon 1 commentary using Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete). The time for encamping is the mid-day, which as the time of the double-light, i.e., the most intense light in its ascending and descending, is called צהרים. If now we had to conceive of Solomon as present from the beginning of the scene, then here in Sol 1:7 would Shulamith say that she would gladly be alone with him, far away from so many who are looking on her with open eyes; and, indeed, in some country place where alone she feels at home. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". 4:16; 5:1 garden. I have written a separate print commentary on it moving through the panorama of symbolism and revealing the intricate literary structure. THE YOUNG WOMEN now call to the maiden in her thoughts, in what is probably ironic advice. Oh! It is thereby supposed that the companions of her only beloved among the shepherds might not treat that which to her is holy with a holy reserve, - a thought to which Hattendorff has given delicate expression in his exposition of the Song, 1867. act . In themselves כה and כה , which with אי preceding, are stamped as interrog. 8. To rest at noon - In hot countries the shepherds and their flocks are obliged to retire to shelter during the burning heats of the noon-day sun. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/song-of-solomon-1.html. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Yet it is through a veil; she sees Him not (Job 23:8, 9). They will naturally seek their mothers. 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. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Martial, 9:32) one who muffles herself up, because by such affected apparent modesty she wishes to make herself known as a Hierodoule or harlot. (Menochius) --- But the very insinuation, which she had made, causes him to give her this sort of rebuke. For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your companions? . The Song of Songs (also called the Song of Solomon) is a poem about love between a man and a woman. Study This × Bible Gateway Plus. 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). l. 3. v. 327. Reader! The Song of Songs is a poem about love. the preciousness of knowing the Redeemer under this endearing character! Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. 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. But as you get food and rest beside the shepherds" tents you will find that it is really and truly Jesus himself who feeds, and Jesus himself who makes you lie down and rest. Isaiah 40:11. The beauty of its language and thought elevate the sexual and physical relationship to a much higher level than does the world. evermore give me this bread. ; 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. Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth,.... With all her heart, cordially and sincerely; for, notwithstanding her sinful compliance with others, and neglect of her own affairs, she had not lost her love to Christ; and, being sensible of her sin and folly, whereby she was deprived of his company, and communion with him, applies to him to guide, direct, and restore her wandering soul; and particularly inform her. Others. See that fine one composed by Milton, called Comus. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". how infinitely sweeter is fellowship and communion with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. The entreating request, indica quaeso mihi ubi pascis , reminds one of Genesis 37:16, where, however, ubi is expressed by איפה , while here by איכה , which in this sense is hap leg For ubi = איפה , is otherwise denoted only by איכה ( איכו ), 2 Kings 6:13, and usually איּה , North Palest., by Hosea אהי . "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:7". command the blessing, even life for evermore. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/song-of-solomon-1.html. 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. That was why she missed out on His love. But he is not present, as is manifest from this, that she is not answered by him, but by the daughters of Jerusalem. Retail: $34.99 . ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Sexual feelings are accepted and affirmed. Take me away with you—let us hurry! https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/song-of-solomon-1.html. It was customary for shepherds to drive their flocks together for the purpose of conversing, playing on the pipe, or having trials of skill in poetry or music. And if the Reader hath not been much accustomed to consider Jesus under this character and office, I shall rejoice, if the reference to him, which the Church makes in this most interesting point of view, should call up his attention. makest … to rest—distinct from "feedest"; periods of rest are vouchsafed after labor (Isa 4:6; 49:10; Eze 34:13-15). fem . thy flock . The opposite spirit to 1 Corinthians 3:4. thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. עטף), did not afford an appropriate signification. 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? 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. She. See Job 23:6. The author of the Song probably lived about the same time as King Solomon. of the shepherd, who causes the flock to lie down; the Arab. The description ‘fairest among women’ is also found in Song of Solomon 5:9; Song of Solomon 6:1, and indicates who the speakers are. ), for the part. feed my soul with the manifestations of thy glory - give me to see what thou art in thyself, what thou art to thy people, what thou hast done for thy Church, and what relation thou standest in to them! 17. This is the request of particular believers. Oh! It is thereby supposed that the companions of her only beloved among the shepherds might not treat that which to her is holy with a holy reserve, - a thought to which Hattendorff has given delicate expression in his exposition of the Song, 1867. 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. turneth aside—rather one veiled, that is, as a harlot, not His true bride (Ge 38:15), [Gesenius]; or as a mourner (2Sa 15:30), [Weiss]; or as one unknown [Maurer]. 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. Genesis 37:19) the presence of one to whom she addresses herself. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/song-of-solomon-1.html. 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). BibliographyCoke, Thomas. --- Thyself. The shepherds" joy is to bring the sheep to Christ that they may find food and rest in him; and as your heart receives the joyful sound, and you feel the power of God"s truth in your soul, there will be a doing what Christ bids as well as enjoying what Christ reveals. of condensation) is the proper word for the lying down of a four-footed animal: complicatis pedibus procumbere ( cubare ); Hiph . Shall I, whom thou hast betrothed to thyself as thy spouse, be regarded as if I was an harlot? If you know not, O fairest among women, go your way by the footsteps of the flock, and feed your young goats beside the shepherds" tents." of condensation) is the proper word for the lying down of a four-footed animal: complicatis pedibus procumbere (cubare); Hiph. act. The former of these significations is not appropriate; for to appear as mourning does not offend the sense of honour in a virtuous maiden, but to create the appearance of an immodest woman is to her intolerable; and if she bears in herself the image of an only beloved, she shrinks in horror from such a base appearance, not only as a debasing of herself, but also as a desecration of this sanctuary in her heart. Whom my soul loveth, notwithstanding all these discouragements mid afflictions which I suffer for thy sake, and for my love to thee. And his language is, Eat, O friends, drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved. . Tigurine version; so the Syriac version and Jarchi; see Ainsworth. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". Song of Solomon Introduction 1 . ), have been transposed from טעה (תעה), which must have been assumed if עטה, in the usual sense of velare (cf. See Virgil's Culex, ver. Song of Solomon 3:7-11; Song of Solomon 4-5. One that turneth aside; or, a wanderer, or vagabond, like a neglected and forlorn creature, exposed both to censure and danger, from both which it belongs to thee, my Husband, to protect and save me. man, and the woman whom he loves. John Trapp Complete Commentary. fem. of עטי which is here treated after the manner of the strong verb, the kindred form to the equally possible עטה (from 'âṭaja) and עטיּה. By the flocks of thy companions — The assemblies of corrupt teachers and worshippers. One that turneth aside - As a wanderer; one who, not knowing where to find her companions, wanders fruitlessly in seeking them. The suggestions=unknown (Ewald), veiled as a harlot (Delitzsch, &c; comp. Most kings did have large flocks of royal sheep and would sometimes no doubt, especially as young men, be found living in tents and ‘tending’ them along with their ‘companions’, as well as their under-shepherds. Communion in private must go along with public following of Him. turneth aside — rather one veiled, that is, as a harlot, not His true bride (Genesis 38:15), [Gesenius]; or as a mourner (2 Samuel 15:30), [Weiss]; or as one unknown [Maurer]. in a sense analogous to hic , ecce , κεῖνος , and the like; the local, temporal, polite sense rests only on a conventional usus loq ., Böttch. If you want food you will go where it is to be obtained; if you want rest you will go where it is to be obtained. But how this would apply either to Solomon, or the princes of Egypt, is not easy to ascertain. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". [Isaiah 49:10] See Ezekiel 34:13, John 10:1-2, 1 Peter 5:2, Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 30:13. 530. For she does not want to be wandering around the different encampments of his fellow-shepherds, veiled against their gaze while looking for him, in the meanwhile being mistaken for a loose woman. Westerners easily blush at this genre of poetry! 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