Song of Solomon

Chapter 7

A further description of the church's graces, 1-9. The church professes her faith and desire, 10-13.

1 [Gentleman:] How beautiful are your feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! The joints of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman.

2 Your navel is like a round goblet which does not lack liquor. Your belly is like a heap of wheat surrounded by lilies.

3 Your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

4 Your neck is as a tower of ivory. Your eyes are like the fish-pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bath-rabbim. Your nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus.

5 Your head upon you is like Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple. The king is held in the galleries.

6 How fair and how pleasant you are, O love, for delights!

7 Your stature is like a palm tree, and your breasts like clusters of grapes.

8 I said, "I will go up to the palm tree. I will take hold of its boughs." Now also your breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of your nose like apples.

9 [Lady:] And the roof of your mouth shall be like the best wine for my beloved that goes down sweetly, causing the lips of those who are asleep to speak.

10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field. Let us lodge in the villages.

12 Let us get up early to the vineyards. Let us see if the vine flourishes, whether the tender grape appears and the pomegranates bud forth. There I will give you my love.

13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Song of Solomon, Chapter 7[➚]


John Gill's Chapter Summary:

In this chapter Christ gives a fresh commendation of the beauty of his church in a different order and method than before, beginning with her “feet,” and then rising upward to the “hair” of her head and the roof of her mouth (Song of Solomon 7:1-9); And then the church asserts her interest in him, and his desire toward her (Song of Solomon 7:10); and invites him to go with her into the fields, villages, and vineyards, and offers various reasons by which she urges him to comply with her invitation (Song of Solomon 7:11-13).