American Standard Version

Song of Songs 5

Christ awaketh the Church with his calling.

Song of Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, [my] bride: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends; Drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

The Church having a taste of Christ's love is sick of love.

Song of Songs 5:2 I was asleep, but my heart waked: It is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, [saying], Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My locks with the drops of the night. Song of Songs 5:3 I have put off my garment; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? Song of Songs 5:4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole [of the door], And my heart was moved for him. Song of Songs 5:5 I rose up to open to my beloved; And my hands droppeth with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, Upon the handles of the bolt. Song of Songs 5:6 I opened to my beloved; But my beloved had withdrawn himself, [and] was gone. My soul had failed me when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. Song of Songs 5:7 The watchmen that go about the city found me, They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my mantle from me. Song of Songs 5:8 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved, That ye tell him, that I am sick from love.

A description of Christ by his graces.

Song of Songs 5:9 What is thy beloved more than [another] beloved, O thou fairest among women? What is thy beloved more than [another] beloved, That thou dost so adjure us? Song of Songs 5:10 My beloved is white and ruddy, The chiefest among ten thousand. Song of Songs 5:11 His head is [as] the most fine gold; His locks are bushy, [and] black as a raven. Song of Songs 5:12 His eyes are like doves beside the water-brooks, Washed with milk, [and] fitly set. Song of Songs 5:13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, [As] banks of sweet herbs: His lips are [as] lilies, dropping liquid myrrh. Song of Songs 5:14 His hands are [as] rings of gold set with beryl: His body is [as] ivory work overlaid [with] sapphires. Song of Songs 5:15 His legs are [as] pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: His aspect is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. Song of Songs 5:16 His mouth is most sweet; Yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

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