8 2 The Church will be taught by Christ. 3 She is upheld by him. 6 The vehement love wherewith Christ loveth her. 11 She is the vine that bringeth forth fruit to the spiritual Solomon, which is Jesus Christ.
1 Oh [a]that thou werest as my brother that sucked the breasts of my mother: I would find thee without, I would kiss thee, then they should not despise [b]thee.
2 I will lead thee and bring thee into my mother’s house: there thou shalt teach me: and I will cause thee to drink spiced wine, and new wine of the pomegranate.
3 [c]His left hand shall be under mine head, and his right hand shall embrace me.
4 [d]I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up, nor waken my love until she please.
5 (Who is this that cometh up out of the wilderness, leaning upon her well-beloved?) I raised thee up under an apple tree: there the mother conceived thee: there she conceived that bare thee.
6 [e]Set me as a seal on thine heart, and as a signet upon thine arm: for love is strong as death: jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are fiery coals, and a vehement flame.
7 Much water cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man should give all the substance of his house for love, they would greatly contemn it.
8 [f]We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister when she shall be spoken for?
9 [g]If she be a wall, we will build upon her a silver palace: and if she be a door, we will keep her in with boards of cedar.
10 [h]I am a wall, and my breasts are as towers: then was I in his eyes as one that findeth peace.
11 [i]Solomon had a vine in Baal Hamon: he gave the vineyard unto keepers: everyone bringeth for the fruit thereof a thousand pieces of silver.
12 But my vineyard which is mine, is before me: to thee, O Solomon, appertaineth a thousand pieces of silver, and two hundred to them that keep the fruit thereof.
13 O thou that dwellest in the [j]gardens, the companions hearken unto thy voice: cause me to hear it.
14 O my well-beloved, [k]flee away and be like unto the roe, or to the young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Song of Solomon 8:1The Church called of the Gentiles, speaketh thus to the Church of Jerusalem.
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