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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Chapter Overview
 
1The church's love unto Christ.
5She confesses her deformity,
7and prays to be directed to his flock.
8Christ directs her to the shepherd's tents;
9and shewing his love to her,
11gives her gracious promises.
12The church and Christ congratulate one another.
 
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Chapter 1

Verse 1
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.


song
Psalms 14:1; *title; Isaiah 5:1
Solomon's
1 Kings 4:32

Verse 2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
him
5:16; 8:1; Genesis 27:26,27; 29:11; 45:15; Psalms 2:12; Luke 15:20; Acts 21:7; 1 Peter 5:14
thy love
Heb. thy loves.
4; 2:4; 4:10; 7:6,9,12; 8:2; Psalms 36:7; 63:3-5; Isaiah 25:6; 55:1,2; Matthew 26:26

Verse 3
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
the savour
3:6; 4:10; 5:5,13; Exodus 30:23-28; Psalms 45:7,8; 133:2; Proverbs 27:9; Ecclesiastes 7:1; Isaiah 61:3; John 12:3; 2 Corinthians 2:14-16; Philippians 4:18
thy name
Exodus 33:12,19; 34:5-7; Psalms 89:15,16; Isaiah 9:6,7; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Matthew 1:21-23; Philippians 2:9,10
the virgins
6:8; Psalms 45:14; Matthew 25:1; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Revelation 14:4

Verse 4
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Draw
Jeremiah 31:3; Hosea 11:4; John 6:44; 12:32; Philippians 2:12,13
we will
Psalms 119:32,60; Hebrews 12:1
the king
2:3-5; 3:4; Psalms 45:14,15; Matthew 25:10; John 14:2,3; Ephesians 2:6
we will be
Psalms 98:4-9; 149:2; Isaiah 25:8; 45:25; 61:3; Zephaniah 3:14; Zechariah 9:9; Luke 2:10; Philippians 3:3; 4:4; 1 Peter 1:8
remember
2; Psalms 42:4; 48:9; 63:5; 103:1,2; 111:4; Isaiah 63:7; Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
the upright love thee
or, they love thee uprightly.
3; John 21:15-17; Ephesians 6:24

Verse 5
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
black
Isaiah 53:2; Matthew 10:25; 1 Corinthians 4:10-13; 1 John 3:1
comely
Psalms 90:17; 149:4; Isaiah 61:10; Ezekiel 16:14; Matthew 22:11; Luke 15:22; Romans 13:14; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 5:26
O ye
Psalms 45:9; Luke 13:34; Galatians 4:26
as the tents
Psalms 120:5

Verse 6
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Look
Ruth 1:19-21
because
Job 30:30; Jeremiah 8:21; Lamentations 4:8; Mark 4:6; Acts 14:22
my mother's
Psalms 69:8; Jeremiah 12:6; Micah 7:6; Matthew 10:22,25,35,36; Luke 12:51-53; Galatians 4:29
keeper
8:11,12

Verse 7
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
O thou
2:3; 3:1-4; 5:8,10,16; Psalms 18:1; 116:1; Isaiah 5:1; 26:9; Matthew 10:37; John 21:17; 1 Peter 1:8; 2:7
thou feedest
Genesis 37:16; Psalms 23:1,2; 80:1; Isaiah 40:11; Micah 5:4; John 10:11,28,29; Revelation 7:17
for
1 Samuel 12:20,21; Psalms 28:1; John 6:67-69; 1 John 2:19
turneth aside
or, is veiled.
Colossians 3:14-18

Verse 8
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
O thou
15; 2:10; 4:1,7,10; 5:9; 6:1,4-10; 7:1-13; Psalms 16:3; 45:11,13; Ephesians 5:27; Revelation 19:7,8
go
Proverbs 8:34; Jeremiah 6:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Hebrews 6:12; 11:4-40; 13:7; James 2:21,25; James 5:10; 1 Peter 3:6
feed
John 21:15

Verse 9
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
O my
2:2,10,13; 4:1,7; 5:2; 6:4; John 15:14,15
to a
1 Kings 10:28; 2 Chronicles 1:14-17; Isaiah 31:1

Verse 10
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
thy cheeks
Genesis 24:22,47; Isaiah 3:18-21; Ezekiel 16:11-13; 2 Peter 1:3,4
thy neck
4:9; Genesis 41:42; Numbers 31:50; Proverbs 1:9; 1 Peter 3:4

Verse 11
We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.
8:9; Genesis 1:26; Psalms 149:4; Ephesians 5:25-27; Philippians 3:21

Verse 12
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
the king
7:5; Psalms 45:1; Matthew 22:11; 25:34
sitteth
4:16; Matthew 22:4; 26:26-28; Luke 24:30-32; Revelation 3:20
my
4:13-16; John 12:3; Philippians 4:18; Revelation 8:3,4

Verse 13
A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
bundle
4:6,14; 5:1,5,13; Genesis 43:11; Psalms 45:8; John 19:39
he shall
2:7; 3:5; 8:3,4; Ephesians 3:17

Verse 14
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
beloved
13; 2:3
camphire
or, cypress.
4:13,14; Joshua 15:62; 1 Samuel 23:29; 24:1

Verse 15
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
thou art fair
8; 4:1,7,10; 5:12; 7:6
my love
or, my companion.
Malachi 2:14
thou hast
4:1; 5:12; 2 Corinthians 11:2,3; Ephesians 1:17,18

Verse 16
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
thou art
2:3; 5:10-16; Psalms 45:2; Zechariah 9:17; Philippians 3:8,9; Revelation 5:11-13
also
3:7; Psalms 110:3

Verse 17
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
beams
8:9; 2 Chronicles 2:8,9; Psalms 92:12; 1 Timothy 3:15,16; Hebrews 11:10; 1 Peter 2:4,5
rafters
or, galleries.
7:5; Ezekiel 41:16; 42:3


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=so&chapter=001>.  

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