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Summary: This is the 15th 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 15

Song of Solomon 6:11-7:9

11 THE SHULAMITE

I went down to the garden of nuts to see the verdure of the valley,

To see whether the vine had budded And the pomegranates had bloomed.

12Before I was even aware, My soul had made me As the chariots of my

noble people.

13THE BELOVED AND HIS FRIENDS

Return, return, O Shulamite;

Return, return, that we may look upon you!

THE SHULAMITE

What would you see in the Shulamite--

As it were, the dance of the two camps?

Song 7:1-9

THE BELOVED

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter!

The curves of your thighs are like jewels,

The work of the hands of a skillful workman.

2Your navel is a rounded goblet; It lacks no blended beverage.

Your waist is a heap of wheat Set about with lilies.

3Your two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a gazelle.

4Your neck is like an ivory tower, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon

By the gate of Bath Rabbim.

Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon Which looks toward Damascus.

5Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, And the hair of your head is like

purple; A king is held captive by your tresses.

6How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights!

7This stature of yours is like a palm tree,

And your breasts like its clusters.

8I said, "I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches."

Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine,

The fragrance of your breath like apples,

9And the roof of your mouth like the best wine.

THE SHULAMITE

The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved,

Moving gently the lips of sleepers.

This Book speaks of the faithfulness of the Shulamite

to her beloved shepherd

under the most persuasive pressures.

Last Sunday evening,

King Solomon, not to be outdone by the words of the shepherd,

Did his best to sweet-talk the Shulamite.

When King Solomon stopped his speech,

the Shulamite girl had some things to say.

1. The Shulamite’s explanation.

Song 6:11-12

THE SHULAMITE

I went down to the garden of nuts

To see the verdure of the valley,

To see whether the vine had budded

And the pomegranates had bloomed.

12 Before I was even aware,

My soul had made me

As the chariots of my noble people.

She explains that this whole meeting with King Solomon

had nothing to do with her and any desire to see him.

She went to the nut garden quite innocently

She didn’t go to meet Solomon.

It was all Solomon’s doing that they met there.

The phrase in verse 12, " Before I was even aware"

proves her innocence in this matter.

It means she went to the garden unsuspectingly.

- The phrase, " the chariots of my noble people...

Or the King James version “the chariots of Amminadib,"

refers to the day Solomon and his nobles

took her away from the garden and her shepherd.

2. The king’s plea.

Song 6:13

THE BELOVED AND HIS FRIENDS

Return, return, O Shulamite;

Return, return, that we may look upon you!

Obviously, she turned away from the king and started to leave.

He pleads with her to turn around and look at him…

so he can see her face.

3. The Shulamite’s answer

THE SHULAMITE

What would you see in the Shulamite--


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