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O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.
I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
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 contemned.
We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?
If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.
I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.
Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

8:6 as a seal. As the Shulamite continues her expressions of love, she concludes with a testimony of her undying love for the king. She herself would be an indelible seal upon both his heart and his arm. The fires of her love would be as unending as death itself.

8:7 cannot quench love. Not even the waters of a mighty flood could quench the fires of her love; it could never be extinguished. Neither could all the riches of a wealthy man purchase it. Such should be the love we have for Christ.

8:8 a little sister. Song of Solomon 8:8-9 seems to be a remembrance by the Shulamite of the determination of her older brothers (mentioned in Song of Solomon 1:6 as “my mother’s children” who “were angry with me”) to guide and protect her as she grew through puberty. If she should become like a “door,” open to any who sought to enter, they would restrict her. If she would be like a “wall,” they would encourage and help her (Song of Solomon 8:9). She proved, indeed, to be a “wall,” her breasts became “towers” (Song of Solomon 8:10); and she became King Solomon’s bride!

8:11 keepers. In these two verses, the bride explains how she came to meet the shepherd king in the first place. Solomon had leased some of his vineyards to her brothers and herself, and they worked them for twenty percent of the profits. She had not kept her own vineyard, however (Song of Solomon 1:6), going to marry Solomon instead.

8:12 My vineyard. Since she had not been able to care for her vineyard, she asked Solomon to turn it over to her brothers, in return for their caring for her when she was younger.

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