Song of Solomon 1:1
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King James Version
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

Darby Bible Translation
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

World English Bible
The Song of songs, which is Solomon's. Beloved

Young's Literal Translation
The Song of Songs, that is Solomon's.

Song of Solomon 1:1 Parallel
Geneva Study Bible

The song of songs, which is Solomon's.

Scofield Reference Notes

SCOFIELD REFERENCE NOTES (Old Scofield 1917 Edition)

Book Introduction

[1] joyful communion

The Book of the Song of Solomon

Nowhere in Scripture does the unspiritual mind tread upon ground so mysterious and incomprehensible as in this book, while the saintliest men and women of the ages have found it a source of pure and exquisite delight. That the love of the divine Bridegroom should follow all the analogies of the marriage relation seems evil only to minds Song ascetic that martial desire itself seems to them unholy.

The interpretation is twofold: Primarily, the book is the expression of pure marital love as ordained of God in creation, and the vindication of that love as against both asceticism and lust--the two profanations of the holiness of marriage. The secondary and larger interpretation is of Christ, the Son and His heavenly bride, the Church (2Cor 11.1-4, refs).

In this sense the book has six divisions:

I. The bride seen in restful communion with the Bridegroom, 1.1-2.7.

II. A lapse and restoration, 2.3-3.5.

III. Joy of fellowship, 3.6-5.1.

IV. Separation of interest--the bride satisfied, the Bridegroom toiling for others, 5.2-5.

V. The bride seeking and witnessing, 5.6-6.3.

VI. Unbroken communion, 6.4-8.14.

[1] joyful communion

It is most comforting to see that all these tender thoughts of Christ are for His bride in her unperfected state. The varied exercises of her heart are part of that inner discipline suggested by Eph 5:25-27.Song of Solomon 1:1 Parallel Commentaries

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