Song of Songs 7:6-10

6 How beautiful you are and how pleasing, my love, with your delights!
7 Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit.
8 I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples,
and your mouth like the best wine.


9 May the wine go straight to my beloved, flowing gently over lips and teeth.[a]
10 I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.

Song of Songs 7:6-10 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter Christ gives a fresh commendation of the beauty of his church, in a different order and method than before; beginning with her "feet", and so rising upwards to the "hair" of her head, and the roof of her mouth, So 7:1-9; And then the church asserts her interest in him, and his desire towards her, So 7:10; and invites him to go with her into the fields, villages, and vineyards, and offers various reasons, by which she urges him to comply with her invitation, So 7:11-13.

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Song of Songs 1:15
  • 2. Song of Songs 4:10
  • 3. Song of Songs 4:5
  • 4. Song of Songs 2:5
  • 5. Song of Songs 5:16
  • 6. Psalms 45:11
  • 7. Song of Songs 2:16; Song of Songs 6:3

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "lips of sleepers"
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