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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Song of Solomon 7:1-9

The title which Jesus Christ here gives to the church is new: O prince's daughter! agreeing with Ps. 45:13; where she is called the king's daughter. She is so in respect of her new birth, born from above, begotten of God, and his workmanship, bearing the image of the King of kings, and guided by his Spirit. She is so by marriage; Christ, by betrothing her to himself, though he found her mean and despicable, has made her a prince's daughter. She has a princely disposition, something in her... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Song of Solomon 7:6

How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! These are the words of the King in the galleries, wondering at the church's beauty, it being incomparable and inexpressible, it could not be said well how great it was; and expressing the strength of his love to her, which was invariably the same as ever. Of the "fairness" of the church, and of this title, "love", see Song of Solomon 1:9 ; and here she is said also to be "pleasant" to him, as his spouse and bride, in whom he takes... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Song of Solomon 7:6

How fair and how pleasant - Thou art every way beautiful, and in every respect calculated to inspire pleasure and delight. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Song of Solomon 7:6

The fairness of love. The commendations of the bride's beauty, which occur in the early verses of this chapter, lead up to the exclamation—so much in harmony with the whole spirit of the Canticles—concerning the fairness, the pleasantness, the delightsomeness, of true love. I. THE BEAUTY AND GOOD SERVICE OF LOVE , AS A SENTIMENT IN THE HUMAN HEART AND AS A BOND IN HUMAN SOCIETY . As distinguished from mere carnal passion, that conjugal love which... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Song of Solomon 7:6-9

( Song of the bridegroom rejoicing over the bride. ) How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. I said, I will climb up into the palm tree, I will take hold of the branches thereof: let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy breath like apples; and thy mouth like the best wine, that goeth down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of them that are asleep. The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Song of Solomon 7:6-13

Dialogue between the king and the bride. I. ENTRANCE OF THE KING . 1 . His praise of love. Perhaps the last words of the chorus were overheard by the king as he approached the bride. He assents; he is content to be held captive in the tresses of the bride's hair; for love is fair and pleasant above all delightful' things. The bridegroom is not here using the word with which he so often addresses the bride (as in So Song of Solomon 1:9 ; Song of Solomon 4:1 ; Song of... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Song of Solomon 7:6-10

A brief dialogue; Song of Solomon 7:6-9 are spoken by the king, Song of Solomon 7:9 and Song of Solomon 7:10 by the bride.Song of Solomon 7:6A general sentiment.How fair, and what a charm hast thou,O love! Among delightsome things!Compare Song of Solomon 2:7, note; Song of Solomon 8:6-7, note.Song of Solomon 7:7This thy stature - The king now addresses the bride, comparing her to palm, vine, and apple-tree for nobility of form and pleasantness of fruit; and the utterances of her mouth to... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Song of Solomon 7:5-6

Song of Solomon 7:5-6. Thy head is like Carmel Eminent and pleasant to the eye, and fruitful as mount Carmel was: which may denote that her mind was replenished with knowledge, and other excellent gifts of the Holy Ghost. The hair of thy head like purple Which colour was anciently much esteemed. The king is held in the galleries In which he walks, and, having once espied thee, is unable to take off his eyes from thee. How fair, &c ., for delights For those various and lovely... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Song of Solomon 7:1-13

6:4-8:14 THE STRENGTH OF TRUE LOVEDesires for each other (6:4-7:13)Using language that he has used before, the man again praises the girl’s loveliness (4-7; cf. 4:1-3). The nation’s most beautiful women may have been chosen for the palace harem, but they must look with envy upon the beauty of the lovely farm girl who is his beloved (8-10). In a brief parenthesis that follows, the two lovers are reminded of an occasion when they met on the farm. The girl was carried away by her lover’s charms as... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Song of Solomon 7:6

pleasant = charming. love. Hebrew 'ahabah = love in the abstract. It is not the person who is here addressed. See note on Song of Solomon 2:7 . for delights = among delightsome things. read more

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