Song of Solomon

Chapter 7

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


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.

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

Your two breasts are like two fawns/
that are twins of a gazelle.

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.

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

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

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

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.

And the roof of your mouth shall be like the best wine—


that goes down sweetly for my beloved,/
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).

[v.9] - "like the best wine—" - Here, the Lady interrupts the Gentleman and finishes his sentence. That is why this verse is broken up as it is.