Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
 

4:10 my sister. Four times, he calls her “my sister, my spouse” (Song of Solomon 4:9; 4:12; 5:1), denoting holy fellowship as well as marital life. Similarly, Christ “is not ashamed to call [them] brethren” (Hebrews 2:11).

4:12 garden enclosed. The bride was a virgin, whose “garden of spices” was opened first and only to her beloved spouse.


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