The Wisdom of Israel
(Category 9 of 16)
CHAPTER 5 References
1 aSong 4:16
10; John 3:29
2 aRev. 3:20
2curls or hair
6 aSong 3:1
7 aSong 3:3
1 I ahave come to my garden, my bsister, my spouse; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; cI have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk.
(TO HIS FRIENDS)
Eat, O dfriends! Drink, yes, drink deeply, O beloved ones!
The Shulamite’s Troubled Evening
2 I sleep, but my heart is awake; It is the voice of my beloved! aHe knocks, saying, “Open for me, my sister, 1my love, My dove, my perfect one; For my head is covered with dew, My 2locks with the drops of the night.”
3 I have taken off my robe; How can I put it on again? I have washed my feet; How can I 1defile them?
4 My beloved put his hand By the 1latch of the door, And my heart yearned for him.
5 I arose to open for my beloved, And my hands dripped with myrrh, My fingers with liquid myrrh, On the handles of the lock.
6 I opened for my beloved, But my beloved had turned away and was gone. My 1heart leaped up when he spoke. aI sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
7 aThe watchmen who went about the city found me. They struck me, they wounded me;
The keepers of the walls Took my veil away from me.
8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, That you tell him I am lovesick!
THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
9 What is your beloved More than another beloved, aO fairest among women? What is your beloved More than another beloved, That you so 1charge us?
10 My beloved is white and ruddy, 1Chief among ten thousand.
11 His head is like the finest gold; His locks are wavy, And black as a raven.
12 aHis eyes are like doves By the rivers of waters, Washed with milk, And 1fitly set.
13 His cheeks are like a bed of spices, Banks of scented herbs. His lips are lilies, Dripping liquid myrrh.
14 His hands are rods of gold Set with
15 His legs are pillars of marble Set on bases of fine gold. His countenance is like Lebanon, Excellent as the cedars.
16 His mouth is most sweet, Yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, And this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!
THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
1 Where has your beloved gone, aO fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned aside, That we may seek him with you?
2 My beloved has gone to his agarden, To the beds of spices, To feed his flock in the gardens, And to gather lilies.
3 aI am my beloved’s, And my beloved is mine. He feeds his flock among the lilies.
Praise of the Shulamite’s Beauty
4 O my love, you are as beautiful as Tirzah,
9 aSong 1:8;
12 aSong 1:15;
4:1 1sitting in
CHAPTER 6 References
1 aSong 1:8;
2 aSong 4:16;
3 aSong 2:16;
5 aSong 4:1
6 aSong 4:2
7 aSong 4:3
8 aSong 1:3
9 aSong 2:14;
10 aSong 6:4
11 aSong 7:12
CHAPTER 7 References
1 aPs. 45:13
SONG OF SOLOMON 7:1
Lovely as Jerusalem, Awesome as an army with banners!
5 Turn your eyes away from me, For they have 1overcome me. Your hair is alike a flock of goats Going down from Gilead.
6 aYour teeth are like a flock of sheep Which have come up from the washing; Every one bears twins, And none is 1barren among them.
7 aLike a piece of pomegranate Are your temples behind your veil.
8 There are sixty queens And eighty concubines, And avirgins without number.
9 My dove, my aperfect one, Is the only one, The only one of her mother, The favorite of the one who bore her. The daughters saw her And called her blessed, The queens and the concubines, And they praised her.
10 Who is she who looks forth as the morning, Fair as the moon, Clear as the sun, aAwesome as an army with banners?
11 I went down to the garden of nuts To see the verdure of the valley, aTo see whether the vine had budded And the pomegranates had bloomed.
12 Before I was even aware, My soul had made me As the chariots of 1my noble people.
THE BELOVED AND HIS FRIENDS
13 Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon you!
What would you see in the Shulamite— As it were, the dance of 1the two camps? Expressions of Praise
1 How beautiful are your feet in sandals, aO prince’s daughter! The curves of your thighs are like jewels,
SONG OF SOLOMON 7:2
The work of the hands of a skillful workman.
2 Your navel is a rounded goblet; It lacks no 1blended beverage. Your waist is a heap of wheat Set about with lilies.
3 aYour two breasts are like two fawns, Twins of a .
4 aYour neck is like an ivory tower, Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon By the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon Which looks toward Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, And the hair of your head is like purple; A king is held captive by your tresses.
6 How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, with your delights!
7 This stature of yours is like a palm tree, And your breasts like its clusters.
8 I said, “I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches.” Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine, The fragrance of your 1breath like apples,
9 And the roof of your mouth like the best wine.
The wine goes down smoothly for my beloved, 1Moving gently the 2lips of sleepers.
10 aI am my beloved’s, And bhis desire is toward me.
11 Come, my beloved, Let us go forth to the field; Let us lodge in the villages.
12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; Let us asee if the vine has budded, Whether the grape blossoms are open, And the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love.
13 The amandrakes give off a fragrance, And at our gates bare pleasant fruits, All manner, new and old, Which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
1 Oh, that you were like my brother,
2 1Lit. mixed
3 aSong 4:5
4 aSong 4:4
8 1Lit. nose
10 aSong 2:16;
6:3 bPs. 45:11
12 aSong 6:11
13 aGen. 30:14
4:13, 16; Matt.
CHAPTER 8 References
2 aSong 3:4
3 aSong 2:6
4 aSong 2:7;
5 aSong 3:6
6 aIs. 49:16;
bProv. 6:34, 35
Sheol 3Lit. A
flame of YAH,
poetic form of
7 aProv. 6:35
8 aEzek. 23:33
Who nursed at my mother’s breasts! If I should find you outside, I would kiss you; I would not be despised.
2 I would lead you and bring you Into the ahouse of my mother, She who used to instruct me. I would cause you to drink of bspiced wine, Of the juice of my pomegranate.
(TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM)
3 aHis left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me.
4 aI charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.
Love Renewed in Lebanon
5 aWho is this coming up from the wilderness, Leaning upon her beloved?
I awakened you under the apple tree. There your mother brought you forth; There she who bore you brought you forth.
THE SHULAMITE TO HER BELOVED
6 aSet me as a seal upon your heart, As a seal upon your arm; For love is as strong as death, bJealousy as 1cruel as 2the grave; Its flames are flames of fire, 3A most vehement flame.
7 Many waters cannot quench love, Nor can the floods drown it. aIf a man would give for love All the wealth of his house, It would be utterly despised.
THE SHULAMITE’S BROTHERS
8 aWe have a little sister, And she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister In the day when she is spoken for?
9 If she is a wall, We will build upon her A battlement of silver; And if she is a door, We will enclose her With boards of cedar.
10 I am a wall, And my breasts like towers; Then I became in his eyes As one who found peace.
11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon;
aHe leased the vineyard to keepers; Everyone was to bring for its fruit A thousand silver coins.
12 My own vineyard is before me. You, O Solomon, may have a thousand, And those who tend its fruit two hundred.
11 aMatt. 21:33
13 aSong 2:14
14 aRev. 22:17,
20 bSong 2:7,
9, 17 1Hurry,
13 You who dwell in the gardens, The companions listen for your voice— aLet me hear it!
14 aMake1 haste, my beloved, And bbe like a Or a young stag On the mountains of spices.
Man’s Treachery and God’s Constancy
To the Chief Musician. aOn 1an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David.
1 HELP,1 LORD, for the godly man aceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
2 aThey speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and 1a double heart they speak.
3 May the LORD 1cut off all flattering lips, And the tongue that speaks 2proud things,
PSALM 12 References
title aPs. 6:title
1 a[Is. 57:1];
Mic. 7:2 1Save
2 aPs. 10:7;
41:6 1An inconsistent
6 a2 Sam.
5 “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the LORD; “I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
6 The words of the LORD are apure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.
7 You shall keep them, O LORD, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.
8 The wicked prowl on every side, When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.
DREAM IT => PLAN IT => DO IT
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