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Song of Solomon Chapter 3

Song of Solomon 3:1
3:1 By {a} night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I
    sought him, but I found him not.

    (a) The Church by night, that is, in troubles, seeks Christ,
        but is not incontinently heard.

Song of Solomon 3:2
3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and
    in the broad ways I will {b} seek him whom my soul loveth: I
    sought him, but I found him not.

    (b) Showing that although we are not heard at first, yet we
        must still continue in prayer, till we feel comfort.

Song of Solomon 3:3
3:3 The {c} watchmen that go about the city found me: [to whom I
    said], Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

    (c) Which declares that we must seek to all of whom we hope
        to have any help.

Song of Solomon 3:5
3:5 {d} I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes,
    and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor
    awake [my] love, till he please.

    (d) \\Read Geneva "Song of Solomon 2:7"\\

Song of Solomon 3:6
3:6 Who [is] this that cometh out of the {e} wilderness like
    pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with
    all powders of the merchant?

    (e) This refers to the Church of Israel which was led in the
        wilderness for forty years.

Song of Solomon 3:7
3:7 Behold his {f} bed, which [is] Solomon's; sixty valiant men
    [are] about it, of the valiant of Israel.

    (f) By the bed is meant the temple which Solomon made.

Song of Solomon 3:8
3:8 They all hold swords, [being] expert in war: every man
    [hath] his sword upon his thigh because of fear {g} in the
    night.

    (g) He alludes to the watch which kept the temple.

Song of Solomon 3:11
3:11 Go forth, O ye {h} daughters of Zion, and behold king
     Solomon with the {i} crown with which his mother crowned
     him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the
     gladness of his heart.

     (h) All you that are of the number of the faithful.
     (i) Christ became man, was crowned by the love of God with
         the glorious crown of his divinity.



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