Song of Solomon 8:3

3 Imagine! His left hand cradling my head, his right arm around my waist!

Song of Solomon 8:3 Meaning and Commentary

Song of Solomon 8:3

His left hand [should be] under my head, and his right hand
should embrace me.
] That is, when she should have the presence of Christ in her mother's house. Or the words are a petition that so it might be, "let his left hand" F7; or a declaration of what she did enjoy, "his left hand is under my head" F8, (See Gill on Song of Solomon 2:6).


F7 Tigurine version, Marckius, some in Michaelis.
F8 Mercerus, Piscator, Cocceius, Michaelis.

Song of Solomon 8:3 In-Context

1 I wish you'd been my twin brother, sharing with me the breasts of my mother, Playing outside in the street, kissing in plain view of everyone, and no one thinking anything of it.
2 I'd take you by the hand and bring you home where I was raised by my mother. You'd drink my wine and kiss my cheeks.
3 Imagine! His left hand cradling my head, his right arm around my waist!
4 Oh, let me warn you, sisters in Jerusalem: Don't excite love, don't stir it up, until the time is ripe - and you're ready. The Chorus
5 Who is this I see coming up from the country, arm in arm with her lover? I found you under the apricot tree, and woke you up to love. Your mother went into labor under that tree, and under that very tree she bore you.
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