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Summary: This is the tenth sermon in a series of messages from this book of the Bible that is seldom used in our churches. It gives us better understanding of the messages God wanted us to see.

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The Song of Solomon 10

Song of Solomon 4:6-16

6 Until the day breaks

And the shadows flee away,

I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh

And to the hill of frankincense.

7You are all fair, my love,

And there is no spot in you.

8Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse,

With me from Lebanon.

Look from the top of Amana,

From the top of Senir and Hermon,

From the lions’ dens,

From the mountains of the leopards.

9You have ravished my heart,

My sister, my spouse;

You have ravished my heart

With one look of your eyes,

With one link of your necklace.

10How fair is your love,

My sister, my spouse!

How much better than wine is your love,

And the scent of your perfumes

Than all spices!

11Your lips, O my spouse,

Drip as the honeycomb;

Honey and milk are under your tongue;

And the fragrance of your garments

Is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

12A garden enclosed

Is my sister, my spouse,

A spring shut up,

A fountain sealed.

13Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates

With pleasant fruits,

Fragrant henna with spikenard,

14Spikenard and saffron,

Calamus and cinnamon,

With all trees of frankincense,

Myrrh and aloes,

With all the chief spices--

15A fountain of gardens,

A well of living waters,

And streams from Lebanon.

16THE SHULAMITE

Awake, O north wind,

And come, O south!

Blow upon my garden,

That its spices may flow out.

Let my beloved come to his garden

And eat its pleasant fruits.

The Song of Songs continues

with more words spoken by the Shulamite girl to the shepherd boy.

1. Hear the Shulamite. - Song 4:6

Song 4:6

Until the day breaks

And the shadows flee away,

I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh

And to the hill of frankincense.

In this most beautiful song,

the voice changes now to the Shulamite girl.

We know that because verse 6 refers back to her words in 2:17,

Song 2:17

(TO HER BELOVED)

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.

- There, her desire was expressed clearly

as she gazed toward the mountains through her window.

- Now, she says she is ready to leave the place

where she is being held against her will.

She wants to go home that very evening.

2. Hear the shepherd. - Song 4:7-16

- Words are important.

This song describes the precious words

of both the Shulamite and her betrothed.

7 You are all fair, my love, And there is no spot in you.

We know it is the shepherd’s voice, because "my love"

is feminine in nature.

In essence, he says she is his beautiful friend!

8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse,

With me from Lebanon.

Look from the top of Amana,

From the top of Senir and Hermon,

From the lions’ dens,

From the mountains of the leopards.

He says that she will come with him AWAY from Lebanon.

He gives these names to Jerusalem

and all of Solomon’s royalty who live there.

"...lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards"

refers to Solomon and those who help him rule.

Ezekiel 19:7

He knew their desolate places,

And laid waste their cities;

The land with its fullness was desolated

By the noise of his roaring.

Ezekiel 22:25

The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst.


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