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Song of Solomon Chapter 4

Song of Solomon 4:1
4:1 Behold, thou [art] {a} fair, my love; behold, thou [art]
    fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair
    [is] as a {b} flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

    (a) Because Christ delights in his Church, he commends all
        that is in her.
    (b) He has respect for the multitude of the faithful, which
        are many in number.

Song of Solomon 4:5
4:5 Thy two {c} breasts [are] like two young roes that are
    twins, which feed among the lilies.

    (c) In which are knowledge and zeal two precious jewels.

Song of Solomon 4:8
4:8 {d} Come with me from Lebanon, [my] spouse, with me from
    Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir
    and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the

    (d) Christ promises his Church to call his faithful from all
        the corners of the world.

Song of Solomon 4:9
4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my {e} sister, [my] spouse;
    thou hast ravished my heart with one of thy {f} eyes, with
    one chain of thy neck.

    (e) Christ calls his Church sister in respect that he had
        taken the flesh of man.
    (f) In that he made his Church beautiful and rich, he loved
        his gifts in her.

Song of Solomon 4:11
4:11 Thy {g} lips, O [my] spouse, drop [as] the honeycomb: honey
     and milk [are] under thy tongue; and the scent of thy
     garments [is] like the fragrance of Lebanon.

     (g) Because of your confession and thanksgiving.

Song of Solomon 4:15
4:15 {h} A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and
     streams from Lebanon.

     (h) The Church confesses that all her glory and beauty
         comes from Christ who is the true fountain of all

Song of Solomon 4:16
4:16 Awake, O {i} north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my
     garden, [that] its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come
     into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

     (i) She desires Christ to comfort her and to pour the
         graces of his Spirit on her, which is meant by the
         North and South wind.

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