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Solomon's Love Expressed
Today's Passage: Song of Songs 4:1-16
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Or, for your convenience I have typed the verses below from the
New Living Testament (NLT).
(An Aside: King Solomon is given credit for writing this Song of Songs.
King Solomon was King David's son. However, we see it as Song of Songs
more often than Song of Solomon in our more current translations.
The vocabulary, idioms and syntax point to a later date
than when King Solomon was alive by several centuries. This does not change
the fact that this book was studied and entered into the Bible as an inspired book.)
1. You are beautiful, my darling, beautiful beyond words
Your eyes are like doves behind your veil.
Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead.
2. Your teeth are as white as sheep, recently shorn and freshly washed.
Your smile is flawless, each tooth matched with its twin.
3. Your lips are like scarlet ribbon; your mouth is inviting.
Your cheeks are like rosy pomegranates behind your veil.
4. Your neck is as beautiful as the tower of David,
jeweled with the shields of a thousand heroes.
5. Your breasts are like two fawns, twin fawns of a gazelle grazing among the lilies.
6. Before the dawn breezes blow and the night shadows flee,
I will hurry to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.
7. You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.
8. Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon.
Come down from Mount Amana, from the peaks of Senir and Hermon,
where the lions have their dens and leopards live among the hills.
9. You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride.
You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes,
with a single jewel of your necklace.
10. Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride.
Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.
11. Your lips are as sweet as nectar, my bride.
Honey and milk are under your tongue.
Your clothes are scented like the cedars of Lebanon.
12. You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride,
a secluded spring, a hidden fountain.
13. Your thighs shelter a paradise of pomegranates with rare spices⏤
henna with nard,
14. nard with saffron, fragrant calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of
frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, and every other lovely spice.
15. You are a garden fountain, a well of fresh water
streaming down from Lebanon's mountains.
16. Awake, north wind!
Rise up, south wind!
Blow on my garden and spread its fragrance all around.
Come into your garden, my love; taste its finest fruits.
Song of Songs 4:1-16 NLT
A love story.
Are you reading this like a love story?
It is often interpreted that way.
It can be either emotional and/or physical relationship of love and marriage.
Are you surprised to find a love story in the bible?
People often are.
For marriage, possibly?
Be aware that good comes from this book
A healthy enjoyment, sharing and happiness in love.
Take a moment and re-read the chapter.
Ask God to allow you to see what words He is calling you to meditate on today.
We enter this time with a desire to know you.
To know your character and your heart for writing a love story in your book.
In your name we pray.
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We are so thankful you are here.
What is your response to God and his written love story.
Don't worry there is more.
And I'll be here again tomorrow.
I hope you will be too.
Be Blessed on this very holy day.
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