Song of Solomon 1


1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for your love is better than wine. 3 Because of the savor of your good ointments your name is poured out as ointment, therefore the virgins love you. 4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in you, we will remember your love more than wine: the upright love you.


  • Song of Solomon is a love song of man and his mate.
  • It illustrates true love as God designed it and is an illustration of God’s love for us with His protection, tender care and provision for our every need.
  • God’s song of love for us is the best song that could ever be.
  • The truth that the Creator of the universe loves each person enough to die for them is astounding.
  • He is the Lord of all, the Great Shepherd, and the Kings of Kings whose love is better than wine.
  • We are the lowly, unworthy maiden.
  • Hosea 2:19 And I will betroth you unto me for ever; yes, I will betroth you unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. 20 I will even betroth you unto me in faithfulness: and you will know the LORD.
  • Hosea 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love…

5 I am dark, but beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 6 Do not look upon me, because I am black, because the sun has looked on me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but I have not kept my own vineyard. 7 Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock rest at noon: why should I be like one that is veiled/a prostitute by the flocks of your companions? 8 If you do not know, O fairest among women, go your way by the footsteps of the flock, and feed your kids beside the shepherds’ tents.


  • Ezekiel 34:11 For the Lord GOD says this; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so I will seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them on the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and their fold will be on the high mountains of Israel: there they will lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture they will feed upon the mountains of Israel.


9 I have compared you, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots. 10 Your cheeks are lovely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold. 11 We will make you borders of gold with studs of silver. 12 While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth its smell. 13 A bundle of myrrh is my well beloved to me; he will lie all night between my breasts.


  • He sees His love as awesome in beauty.
  • He stays close to her heart all night.


14 My beloved is to me as a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En-gedi. 15 Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; you have doves’ eyes. 16 Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, delightful: also our bed is green. 17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.


  • He adores her beauty.
  • He dwells with her in the best of places.
  • Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.
  • Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
  • Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over you with singing.



                                     Song of Solomon 2


1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I delighted greatly and sat down under his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. 4 He brought me to the house of wine, and his banner over me was love. 5 Sustain me with raisin cakes, comfort me with apples: for I am sick with love.


  • The wife sees her husband as far more excellent than other men.
  • She is delighted to rest in his shade and simply adore him. 
  • Banqueting house’ in Hebrew is ‘house of wine.’
  • The beauty of God exceeds all others.
  • Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who made a marriage for his son…
  • Psalm 45:2 You are more beautiful than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed You forever.
  • Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  • Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.


His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me. 7 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that you do not stir up or awake my love until he pleases. 8 The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.


  • John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:


My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he stands behind our wall, he looks forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice. 10 My beloved spoke, and said to me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11 For look, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;


  • The tribulation also is over soon after the Lord returns to earth.
  • Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up here, and I will show you things which must be after this.


12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see your countenance. Let me hear your voice; you’re your voice sweet, and your form is beautiful. 15 Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. 16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feeds among the lilies. 17 Until the day breaks, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag upon the mountains of Bether.


  • The foxes that spoil the vines are the distractions that mar the joy of love.
  • ‘My beloved is mine.’ The two in God’s marriage relationship know that they were made by God to be together (Genesis 2:23).
  • ‘Be like a gazelle’ means hurry to me.
  • Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This now at last bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she will be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
  • Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
  • John 17:23 I in them, and you in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that you have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me. 
  • Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work will be.



                                      Song of Solomon 3


1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I did not find Him. 2 I will arise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I did not find him. 3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Have you seen him whom my soul loves? 4 Just a little while after I passed from them I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother’s house, into the chamber of her that conceived me.


  • God says that we will find Him if we seek Him with all our heart.
  • Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek me, and find me, when you search for me with all your heart.


5 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awake my love until he pleases.


  • Man is the aggressor in the man-woman relationship.
  • That is God’s design and that is how it works best.
  • Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.


Who is this that comes out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? 7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon’s; sixty warriors surround it, the valiant of Israel. 8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man has his sword on his thigh because of fear in the night. 9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. 10 He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat was of purple, its middle being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.


  • This represents the protection and opulence of God’s love, its infinite richness.


11 Go forth, O daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown with which his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.


  • Zion was the Jebusite stronghold at Jerusalem.
  • The Jebusites were defeated when Joshua lead Israel in to conquer the land but resettled in their old home until 400 years later when David conquered and removed them.
  • Christ has conquered all our enemies, but we, by faith, must choose to displace them in our hearts by learning God word and turning from evil by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Espousal’ is the bridal state from the word ‘Kalal’ meaning to complete or finish.
  • God’s work in us is complete, finished when we are One with Christ.
  • Psalm 45:2 You are more beautiful than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed You forever.



                                       Song of Solomon 4


1 Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; you have doves’ eyes within your locks: your hair is as a flock of goats that appear from mount Gilead. 2 Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes that came up from the washing; of which every one bears twins, and none is barren among them. 3 Your lips are like a ribbon of scarlet, and your speech is lovely: your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate within your locks. 4 Your neck is like the tower of David built for an armory, on which there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. 5 Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies. 6 Until the day breaks/breathes, and the shadows flee away, I will go my way me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. 7 You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no blemish in you.


  • The man praises his loves beauty in terms of ancient times.
  • The mountain of myrrh is the beloved’s breast of Song of Solomon 1:13.
  • This is like John resting his head on Christ’s breast.
  • The man thinks his right mate is very beautiful because it is repeated.
  • Amazingly, we are beautiful to God.
  • Each heart seeking Him, and reflecting Him through His truth are like multifaceted jewels.
  • Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 They will be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.


8 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 leopards.


  • ‘Mountain of leopards’ is Ephesians 6:12, our battle with the unseen forces of evil, leaving the battle and entering the secret place of His Presence (Psalm 91).
  • Christ says to His bride, come with me, away from the battle (Matthew 11:28-30).
  • John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.


9 You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride; you have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck. 10 How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! And the smell of your ointments than all spices! 11 Your lips, O my bride, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon. 12 A garden enclosed is my sister, my bride; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.


  • The phrase ‘my sister, my spouse’ speaks of the bride of Christ united with Him in love for God our Father.
  • The phrase is used four times in Song of Solomon.
  • Christ became one of us and died for our sins to open the way for us to become family of God, united with Christ in consuming love for our eternal Father.
  • A garden enclosed, a fountain sealed means she is only for Him, her thoughts and her body, secret, private, and delightful.
  • 2Corinthians 11:2 I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.


13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with excellent fruits; henna, with spikenard, 14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: 15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.


  • Eden was one garden; imagine a fountain of gardens—eternally. Eden means pleasure delights.
  • John 4:14 But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst; but the water that I give him will be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.


16  Awake, O north wind; and come, wind of the south; blow upon my garden that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.


  • Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against these there is no law.



                                      Song of Solomon 5


1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yes, drink and be drunk with love.


  • Revelation 2:7 To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.


I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, 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 night. 3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I dirty them again? 4 My beloved put in his hand through the space by the door, and my heart longed for him. 5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh on the handles of the lock. 6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.


  • The woman regretted not responding when he came to her.
  • John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:


7 The watchmen that went around the city found me, they struck me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.  8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am lovesick.


  • James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.


9 What is your beloved more than another beloved, O most beautiful among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you charge us so? 10 My beloved is dazzling and ruddy, the most outstanding among ten thousand. 11 His head is as the finest gold; his locks are bushy, and black as a raven. 12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set. 13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers/towers of perfume: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh. 14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires. 15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set on sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. 16 His mouth is most sweet: yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.


  • Our Lord, Maker of heaven and earth, is the most outstanding of all. He is infinitely beautiful.
  • Psalm 45:2 You are more beautiful than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you forever.
  • Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
  • Ezekiel 1:26 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, appearing like a sapphire stone: and on throne was the likeness of a man above upon it. 27 And I saw as the color of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins upward, and from the appearance of his loins downward, I saw the appearance of fire, and it had brightness around it. 28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain was the appearance of the brightness around it. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.
  • 1Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he will show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.



                                     Song of Solomon 6


1 Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned aside, that we may seek him with you? 2 My beloved has gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.


  • Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…


3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine: he feeds among the lilies.


  • We are the beloved of the Lord of all the universe. He bought us with the most extravagant price ever paid for anything.
  • 1Peter 1:18 you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver and gold, from your empty life received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:


4 You are beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, as lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners. 5 Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me: your hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead. 6 Your teeth are as a flock of sheep which goes up from the washing of which every one bears twins, and there is not one barren among them.


  • No teeth are missing.


7 As a piece of a pomegranate are your temples within your locks 8 There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number. 9 My dove, my undefiled is unique; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yes, the queens and the concubines praised her. 10 Who is she that looks forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners? 11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded. 12 Before I realized it, my soul set me on the chariots of my prince/willing people. 13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon you. What will you see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

  • The Lord’s bride, His love is awesome to behold!
  • Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul will be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.



                                      Song of Solomon 7


1 How beautiful are your feet with shoes, O prince’s daughter! The joints of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman. 2 Your navel is like a round goblet, which never lacks mixed wine: your belly is like a heap of wheat set about with lilies. 3 Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins. 4 Your neck is as a tower of ivory; your eyes like the fish pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim: your nose is as the tower of Lebanon that looks toward Damascus. 5 Your head upon you is like Mt. Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.


  • The Almighty God is this skillful workman.
  • The husband is captivated by the beauty of his spouse in this divine song of love.
  • Psalm 139:14 I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.
  • Isaiah 54:5 your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth will he be called.


6 How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, for delights! 7 Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts clusters of grapes.  8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its boughs: your breasts will be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of your nose like apples; 9 And the roof of your mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goes down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.


  • This description honors the beauty of true love in all its aspects.
  • God made love, sex, and children.
  • He made love to be more intoxicating that the best wine.
  • The forces of evil push mankind toward lust and wrong relationships that can’t satisfy.
  • Song of Solomon 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for your love is better than wine.


10 I am my beloved’s and his desire is toward me. 11 Come, my beloved, let us go out into the field; let us lodge in the villages. 12 Let us go up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourishes and the tender grapes appear and the pomegranates bud: there I will give you my loves. 13 The mandrakes give a fragrance and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.

  • Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you (to me).
  • Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will feast with him, and he with me.
  • 1Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has entered into the heart of man, the things that God has prepared for those that love him.



                                      Song of Solomon 8


1 O that you were like my brother that nursed the breasts of my mother! Then I would find you outside and I would kiss you and I would not be despised. 2  I would lead you and bring you into my mother’s house, who would instruct me: I would cause you to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. 3 His left hand would be under my head, and his right hand would embrace me.


  • She wants to be with her love all of the time.
  • It wasn’t socially acceptable to kiss her love in public so she wishes that he were her brother so it would be all right.
  • John 17:23 I in them, and You in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent me, and have loved them, as you have loved me.


I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up or awake my love until he pleases. 5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? I raised you up under the apple tree: there your mother brought you forth: there she brought you forth that bare you. 6 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is as strong as death; jealousy is as cruel as Sheol: its coals are coals of fire, the flame of the Lord.


  • The seal on the heart and the arm protects the heart and embrace from wandering.
  • Sheol is hell.
  • Jealousy robs a person of the joy that they have with loved ones.
  • God’s love is so strong that it conquered death forever.
  • The wilderness is wandering in unbelief.
  • When we come up from the wilderness leaning on our beloved, God has taught us to lean on Him who then brings us out of the wilderness into His Promised Land for us in life.
  • ‘He raised us up under the apple tree’, takes us back to Eden, our beginnings of rebellion.
  • God, our Father, has disciplined us into obedience (Hebrew 12:6-12).
  • Our mother brought us forth under the apple tree of sin (Psalm 51:5).
  • Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.


Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be despised.


  • Love can’t be bought. It is given.
  • 1 Corinthians 13 describes love in detail.
  • Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.


We have a little sister, and she has no breasts: What are we to do for our sister in the day when she is spoken for? 9 If she is a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. 10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then I was in his eyes as one that found safety/peace/completion in mind and body. 11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for its fruit was to bring a thousand pieces of silver. 12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: you, Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit of it two hundred. 13 You that dwell in the gardens, the companions listen to your voice: cause me to hear it.


  • One of the first things God did after creating the earth was plant a garden—Genesis 2:8.
  • Then He came to man in the garden in the cool of the day in Genesis 3:8. He called to man, Where are you? Genesis 3:10.
  • John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
  • Revelation 2:7 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches; To him that overcomes I will give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
  • Colossians 2:10 And you are complete in him, who is the head of all principality and power:


14 Hurry my beloved, and be like to a roe or to a young hart on the mountains of spices

  • Revelation 22:20 He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.