I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the toes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awaken love, until it please. By the example of those creatures, which are pleasant and loving in. But if this is the charge of Christ, not to disturb his church, then it may be observed, that the church is the object of Christ's love, and always continues so; that the church sleeps and takes her rest in Christ's arms; which is not to be understood of a criminal drowsiness and sleep, but of comfortable repose and rest, Christ gives his beloved ones, in communion with himself; that he loves and delights in the company of his people, and would not have them disturbed in their fellowship with him; and though, while grace is in exercise, saints are desirous of enjoying Christ's presence always; yet, when it is otherwise, they become indifferent to it, which provokes Christ to depart from them; and therefore it is said, "till she please": and as this charge is given to the "daughters of Jerusalem", young converts, or weak believers; it suggests, that they are apt to disturb both Christ and his church; to disturb Christ by their impatience and frowardness, like children; hence the church acts the part of a mother charging her children to be quiet, and not disturb her loving husband, while she enjoyed his company; and to disturb the church, through their weakness, not being able to bear the sublime doctrines of the Gospel, and through their ignorance of Gospel order. David and Peter lost for a time the joy of God's salvation through sin, but not the salvation itself. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". BibliographyCoke, Thomas. Gesell. CANTICLE II - Song of Solomon 2:8-17; Song of Solomon 3:1-5 - JOHN THE BAPTIST'S MINISTRY. Instead of אתכם , תּעירוּ , and תּעוררוּ , should be more exactly the words אתכן , תּעררנה , and תּעוררנה ; but the gram. Presumption in the convert is as grieving to the Spirit as despair. The lovingness and pleasantness of the hind and roe (Pr 5:19) is included in this image of Jesus Christ. that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please; or, "till she please"; if it is the charge of the church, it may lead to observe, that Christ is the object of the church's love; and that she is his resting place; that he may not be disturbed and raised up from it by an unfriendly behavior toward him, or by animosities among themselves; that saints should be very careful that they do not provoke Christ to depart from them; and that communion with him is entirely at his pleasure, when and how long it shall continue; it depends as much upon his sovereign will as the first acts of his grace towards them. Under the sense of this, she earnestly desires to know and learn the way of true religion, Song of Solomon 2:7 a desire pleasing to the Bridegroom, who exhorts her to enter into the holy assemblies of pious souls, and to bring her young converts to be instructed by such pastors as the great Shepherd will appoint in his church, Song of Solomon 2:8 where she may receive spiritual strength and beauty, Song of Solomon … Great heed must be taken by ourselves, and God’s charge laid upon others, that nothing be "spoken or done amiss against the God of heaven." A soul communing with the Son of God challenges no enmity. 1685. This and the verbs here are Masculine. Song of Solomon 2:7, CSB : "Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and the wild does of the field, do not stir up or awaken love until the appropriate time." II. 7 I adjure you, ye daughters of Jerusalem. 2. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/song-of-solomon-2.html. Hence the caution at the Supper Table: ‘Watch and pray, lest ye enter into temptation: Continue ye in my love.' Shulamite, Solomon's Beloved, not to be disturbed in the enjoyment of his love, or in the sleep which was occasioned by it. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". d. Wissensch. Translators and commentators divided in opinion as to the speaker. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/song-of-solomon-2.html. A soul in converse with its God is the admiration of angels. A time when sensible enjoyment of Christ's love and fellowship may be safely and properly suspended. strangely read, by the powers and virtues of the field. Plauti Curculio, Act. " It might very well be a reference to the Shulamite's rejection of the passion arousing stimulants which members of the harem provided for the woman scheduled to be called to the king's bed. 8, 17. arg. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. (Isaiah 35:1) uses chamsaljotho, the meadow-saffron, colchicum autumnale; it is the flesh-coloured flower with leafless stem, which, when the grass is mown, decks in thousands the fields of warmer regions. By the roes and by the hinds of the field, Uncertain from the original whether the ‘love' be Shulamite or the king, or simply the love itself as now experienced and enjoyed. from bětsěl, to form bulbs or bulbous knolls) the Syr. His desire to come in and sup with believers, and they with Him (Rev 3:20). Two cannot walk together except they be agreed. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Only necessity and duty compel the language: ‘Arise, let us go hence' (Joh 14:31). It is thought a gross rudeness in the East to awaken one sleeping, especially a person of rank. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/song-of-solomon-2.html. Song of Solomon 2:7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake [my] love, till he please. By the roes — By the example of those creatures, which are pleasant and loving in their carriage toward one another; that ye stir not up, nor awake — That you do not disturb nor offend him; till he please — Never, as this word until, in such phrases, is commonly used. Though I so largely enter, both in my preface, and in my reflections at the end of every chapter, into the spiritual meaning of this divine song—the only meaning for which it was dictated by the Holy Spirit, and recorded in the canon of Scripture—yet I cannot refrain from adding also a few spiritual remarks at the close of every eclogue. That enjoyment easily disturbed, like the repose of the timid gazelle. (Psalms 18:33). BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. Copyright StatementThe Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament is a derivative of a public domain electronic edition. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/song-of-solomon-2.html. Heb. Proverbs 10:12. my love = my feelings or affection (feminine). ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. For neither can sin ever please him, nor can the church bear it that Christ should ever be offended, or that her sweet fellowship with him should be interrupted. Sc. is softened to the diphthong ailuv , ailaa ; the gen. “of the field,” as not distinguishing but describing, belongs to both of the animals, therefore also the first is without the article. The lilies and the roes have always been sacred to love. 8. v. 67. Song of Solomon 2:1-7.; for the mutual expressions of esteem in these verses seem evidently calculated to set forth the superlative pleasures and heartfelt delights of communion between Christ and the sincere Christian; particularly as experienced in all the acts and offices of religion. I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,.... Of whom, see Song of Solomon 1:5. With this verse the first night of the first day is supposed to end. In margin, title of Psalms 22:1-31, Jesus Christ is called the 'hind of the morning,' hunted to death by the dogs, and rising again at dawn (cf. This is a beautiful and most interesting view of the church, and opens to a truly regenerated soul large scope for meditation. Shulamith compares herself to such a simple and common flower, and that to one in Sharon, i.e., in the region known by that name. Believers to be most careful over themselves when they have been nearest to Christ. Do nothing to grieve him, or molest me. of צבא ), softened from tsebajōth , is the name for the gazelle, from the elegance of its form and movements. The complementary thought is that of Sol 8:6-7, where love is again described, and by the bride, as a fiery principle. The root-word will thus, however, be the same as that of שׁשׁ, byssus, and שׁישׁ, white marble. The Lord our God is a jealous God. What lies nearer, then, than that she should guard against a disturbance of this love-ecstasy, which is like a slumber penetrated by delightful dreams? By the roes, or by the hinds of the field. She is already aware of love’s power, and is afraid of arousing his love, or even her own, too quickly, for she knows what an overwhelming force love is. 1. Is not Mary sitting at the Master’s feet a picture worthy of the choicest art? "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Poenulus, Acts 5. Thus closes the second scene of the first act: Shulamith lies like one helpless in the arms of Solomon; but in him to expire is her life; to have lost herself in him, and in him to find herself again, is her happiness. By the gazelles or the hinds of the field. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/song-of-solomon-2.html. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:7". Lat. (4) Patient endurance of the cross. you. Do nothing, then, O ye who joy in things of beauty, to mar the fellowship in which the rarest beauty dwells. This would make the words, "Until he please," carry the message, "Until he comes and rescues me." God has commended His love towards us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). 24:14; 39:13; 50:8; Wisd. Under the sense of this, she earnestly desires to know and learn the way of true religion, Song of Solomon 2:7 a desire pleasing to the Bridegroom, who exhorts her to enter into the holy assemblies of pious souls, and to bring her young converts to be instructed by such pastors as the great Shepherd will appoint in his church, Song of Solomon 2:8 where she may receive spiritual strength and beauty, Song of Solomon 2:9-10 where all her members, by their union in religion, may add splendor and glory to her, Song of Solomon 2:11 where her graces may diffuse their odours, and her heart rejoice in reciprocal affection, and all the acts and offices of fervent piety, Song of Solomon 2:12-17 and chap.
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