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Now you are ready, my bride,
    to come with me as we climb the highest peaks together.
    Come with me through the archway of trust.[a]
    We will look[b] down
    from the crest of the glistening mounts
    and from the summit of our sublime sanctuary,
    from the lion’s den and the leopard’s lair.

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Footnotes

  1. 4:8 This phrase is translated from the Septuagint. The Hebrew is “the crest of Amana.” Amana comes from a Hebrew root word from which we get the English word “amen.” This is also one of the Hebrew words for “faith.” The crest of Amana is the realm where all God’s promises are kept and realized. Amana can also be translated “a place of settled security.” (Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names by J. B. Jackson.)
  2. 4:8 The meaning of the word for “look” includes “survey, inspect, look all around, observe.” The bride of Christ is seated on high with Jesus and is encouraged to survey all the blessings heaven contains—it is a picture of our co-exaltation with Christ.

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