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Song of Solomon Chapter 5

Song of Solomon 5:1
5:1 I have come into my {a} garden, my sister, [my] spouse: I
    have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my
    honeycomb with my honey; I have drank my wine with my milk:
    eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

    (a) The garden signifies the kingdom of Christ, where he
        prepares the banquet for his elect.

Song of Solomon 5:2
5:2 {b} I sleep, but my heart waketh: [it is] the voice of my
    beloved that knocketh, [saying], Open to me, my sister, my
    love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew,
    [and] my locks with the drops of the {c} night.

    (b) The spouse says that she is troubled with the cares of
        worldly things, which is meant by sleeping.
    (c) Declaring the long patience of the Lord toward sinners.

Song of Solomon 5:3
5:3 I have put off my {d} coat; how shall I put it on? I have
    washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

    (d) The spouse confesses her nakedness, and that of herself
        she has nothing, or seeing that she is once made clean
        she promises not to defile herself again.

Song of Solomon 5:5
5:5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands flowed [with]
    myrrh, and my {e} fingers [with] sweet smelling myrrh, upon
    the handles of the lock.

    (e) The spouse who should be anointed by Christ will not
        find him if she thinks to anoint him with her good

Song of Solomon 5:7
5:7 The {f} watchmen that went about the city found me, they
    smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took
    away my veil from me.

    (f) These are the false teachers who wound the conscience
        with their traditions.

Song of Solomon 5:8
5:8 I charge you, {g} O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my
    beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick with love.

    (g) She asks of them who are godly (as the law and salvation
        should come out of Zion and Jerusalem) that they would
        direct her to Christ.

Song of Solomon 5:9
5:9 {h} What [is] thy beloved more than [another] beloved, O
    thou fairest among women? what [is] thy beloved more than
    [another] beloved, that thou dost so charge us?

    (h) Thus say they of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 5:11
5:11 His {i} head [is as] the most fine gold, his locks [are]
     bushy, [and] black as a raven.

     (i) She describes Christ to be of perfect beauty and

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