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Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.
My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.
Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.
As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.
My dove, my undefiled is but one; 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; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
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.
Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

6:1 seek him with thee. When those who love the Lord testify concerning His person and work, those who listen will often decide to receive Him, too.

6:3 my beloved is mine. The bride quickly found her husband, and testifies concerning their union in Song of Solomon 6:2,3. Then Solomon again speaks about her own beauties, in Song of Solomon 6:4–7:9.

6:8 threescore queens. This entourage of women did not belong to Solomon, for the Shulamite was evidently his first and true love. His seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines (I Kings 11:3) came later. These women must have been either from David’s extensive harem or, more likely, guests that had come for the recent wedding procession. In any case, Solomon regarded his bride as superior to all of them.

6:13 Shulamite. Solomon’s bride is called the Shulamite, evidently referring to her home country. However, there is no other mention of Shulam in the Bible or the known extra-Biblical literature. It may be that the name, which is very similar to “Solomon” in the Hebrew, was simply a term of possessive endearment given her by Solomon.

6:13 company of two armies. The phrase “the company of two armies” is said to mean, literally, “the dance of Mahanaim,” where Mahanaim was the name of the place where Jacob met the angels (Genesis 32:2). This dance seems to have been a very intimate dance enjoyed alone by a man and his wife, and Solomon was rebuking the daughters of Jerusalem for wanting to observe it.

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