Song of Songs 3
The Church's fight and victory in temptation.
Song of Songs 3:1 On my couch by night, I sought him whom my soul hath loved; I sought him, and I found him not! Song of Songs 3:2 Pray, let me rise, and go round the city, In the streets and in the broad places, I seek him whom my soul hath loved!I sought him, and I found him not. Song of Songs 3:3 The watchmen have found me, (Who are going round about the city), 'Him whom my soul have loved saw ye?' Song of Songs 3:4 But a little I passed on from them, Till I found him whom my soul hath loved! I seized him, and let him not go, Till I brought him in unto the house of my motherAnd the chamber of her that conceived me. Song of Songs 3:5 I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, By the roes or by the hinds of the field, Stir not up nor wake the love till she please!
The Church glorieth in Christ.
Song of Songs 3:6 Who [is] this coming up from the wilderness, Like palm-trees of smoke, Perfumed [with] myrrh and frankincense, From every powder of the merchant? Song of Songs 3:7 Lo, his couch, that [is] Solomon's, Sixty mighty ones [are] around it, Of the mighty of Israel, Song of Songs 3:8 All of them holding sword, taught of battle, Each his sword by his thigh, for fear at night. Song of Songs 3:9 A palanquin king Solomon made for himself, Of the wood of Lebanon, Song of Songs 3:10 Its pillars he made of silver, Its bottom of gold, its seat of purple, Its midst lined [with] love, By the daughters of Jerusalem. Song of Songs 3:11 Go forth, and look, ye daughters of Zion, On king Solomon, with the crown, With which his mother crowned him, In the day of his espousals, And in the day of the joy of his heart!