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Song of Solomon Chapter 2

Song of Solomon 2:2
2:2 As the lily among thorns, so [is] my {a} love among the

    (a) Thus Christ prefers his Church above all other things.

Song of Solomon 2:3
2:3 {b} As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is]
    my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with
    great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste.

    (b) The spouse testifies her great desire toward her
        husband, but her strength fails her, and therefore she
        desires to be comforted, and felt it.

Song of Solomon 2:7
2:7 {c} I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes,
    and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not, nor awake
    [my] love, till he please.

    (c) Christ charges them who have to do in the Church as it
        were by a solemn oath, that they trouble not the
        quietness of it.

Song of Solomon 2:8
2:8 {d} The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon
    the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

    (d) This is spoken of Christ who took on our nature to come
        to help his Church.

Song of Solomon 2:9
2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he {e}
    standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows,
    gazing himself through the {f} lattice.

    (e) For as his divinity was hidden under the cloak of our
    (f) So that we cannot have full knowledge of him in this

Song of Solomon 2:11
2:11 For, lo, the {g} winter is past, the rain is over [and]

     (g) That is, sin and error is driven back by the coming of
         Christ, who is here described by the springtime, when
         all things flourish.

Song of Solomon 2:14
2:14 O my dove, [that art] in the {h} clefts of the rock, in the
     secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance,
     let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy
     countenance [is] comely.

     (h) You who are ashamed of your sins, come and show
         yourself to me.

Song of Solomon 2:15
2:15 Take for us the foxes, the {i} little foxes, that spoil the
     vines: for our vines [have] tender grapes.

     (i) Suppress the heretics while they are young, that is,
         when they begin to show their malice, and destroy the
         vine of the Lord.

Song of Solomon 2:17
2:17 Until the day shall break, and the shadows flee away, turn,
     my beloved, and be thou like a {k} roe or a young hart upon
     the mountains of Bether.

     (k) The church desires Christ to be most ready to help her
         in all dangers.

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