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Song of Songs 6:3

3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 6:3 in Other Translations

3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
3 I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.
3 I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine. He browses among the lilies.
3 I am my lover's and my lover is mine. He caresses the sweet-smelling flowers.

Song of Songs 6:3 Meaning and Commentary

Song of Solomon 6:3

I [am] my beloved's, and my beloved [is] mine
Expressive of interest in Christ, and union to him, and of her faith therein; which still continued, notwithstanding her unbecoming behavior toward Christ, and her many infirmities, ( Song of Solomon 5:2 Song of Solomon 5:3 ) . Aben Ezra connects the words with the preceding, "my beloved is gone" but though he is, and I am left alone, I know I am his, and he is mine; which throws a beauty upon the words, and declares the excellency and strength of her faith; for herein lies the glory and excellency of faith, to believe in an unseen Christ: though it may be the Shechinah was with her, as the Targum has it; or Christ had now appeared to her, and was found by her, and therefore, like Thomas, says, "my Lord and my God"; he feedeth among the lilies; (See Gill on Song of Solomon 2:16).

Song of Songs 6:3 In-Context

1 Where has your beloved gone, most beautiful of women? Which way did your beloved turn, that we may look for him with you?
2 My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.
3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies.
4 You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, as lovely as Jerusalem, as majestic as troops with banners.
5 Turn your eyes from me; they overwhelm me. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Gilead.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Song of Songs 7:10
  • 2. S Song of Songs 2:16
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