Song of Songs 3
The Church's fight and victory in temptation.
Song of Songs 3:1 By night on my bed I sought [him] whome my soule loueth. I sought him, but I found him not. Song of Songs 3:2 I will rise now, and goe about the citie in the streets, and in the broad wayes I will seeke him whom my soule loueth: I sought him, but I found him not. Song of Songs 3:3 The watchmen that goe about the citie, found me: [to whom I said], Saw ye him whom my soule loueth? Song of Songs 3:4 It was but a litle that I passed from them, but I found him whome my soule loueth: I helde him, and would not let him goe, vntill I had brought him into my mothers house, and into the chamber of her that conceiued me. Song of Songs 3:5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Ierusalem, by the Roes and by the Hindes of the field, that ye stirre not vp, nor awake my loue, till he please.
The Church glorieth in Christ.
Song of Songs 3:6 Who [is] this that commeth out of the wildernes like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrhe and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? Song of Songs 3:7 Behold his bed, which [is] Solomons: threescore valiant men [are] about it, of the valiant of Israel: Song of Songs 3:8 They all hold swords, being expert in warre: Euery man [hath] his sword vpon his thigh, because of feare in the night. Song of Songs 3:9 King Solomon made himselfe a charet of the wood of Lebanon. Song of Songs 3:10 He made the pillars thereof of siluer, the bottome thereof of gold, the couering of it, of purple; the midst thereof being paued [with] loue, for the daughters of Ierusalem. Song of Songs 3:11 Goe foorth, O yee daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the Crowne wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladnesse of his heart.