Song of Solomon 4:7

7 You're beautiful from head to toe, my dear love, beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.

Song of Solomon 4:7 Meaning and Commentary

Song of Solomon 4:7

Thou art all fair, my love
Being justified by the righteousness of Christ, washed in his blood, and sanctified by his Spirit; of the title, my "love", see ( Song of Solomon 1:9 ) . The church is often said by Christ to be "fair", his "fair one", and the "fairest among women", ( Song of Solomon 1:8 Song of Solomon 1:15 ) ( 2:10 ) ( 4:1 ) ; but here "all fair", being a perfection of beauty, and perfectly comely through his comeliness: this is said to show her completeness in Christ, as to justification; and that, with respect to sanctification, she had a perfection of parts, though not of degrees; and to observe, that the church and "all" the true members of it were so, the meanest and weakest believer, as well as the greatest and strongest. It is added,

[there is] no spot in thee;
not that the saints have no sin in them; nor any committed by them; nor that their sins are not sins; nor that they have no spots in them, with respect to sanctification, which is imperfect; but with respect to their justification, as having the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, and covered with that spotless robe, they are considered as having no spot in them; God sees no sin in them, so as to reckon it to them, and condemn them for it; and they stand unblamable and unreproveable in his sight; and will be presented by Christ, both to himself and to his father, and in the view of men and angels, "not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing", ( Ephesians 5:27 ) , upon them.

Song of Solomon 4:7 In-Context

5 Your breasts are like fawns, twins of a gazelle, grazing among the first spring flowers.
6 The sweet, fragrant curves of your body, the soft, spiced contours of your flesh Invite me, and I come. I stay until dawn breathes its light and night slips away.
7 You're beautiful from head to toe, my dear love, beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.
8 Come with me from Lebanon, my bride. Leave Lebanon behind, and come. Leave your high mountain hideaway. Abandon your wilderness seclusion, Where you keep company with lions and panthers guard your safety.
9 You've captured my heart, dear friend. You looked at me, and I fell in love. One look my way and I was hopelessly in love!
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