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.

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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

INTRODUCTION TO SONG OF SOLOMON 7

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.

Song of Songs 7:6-10 In-Context

4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses.
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,
9 and your mouth like the best wine. May the wine go straight to my beloved, flowing gently over lips and teeth.
10 I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages.
12 Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom— there I will give you my love.

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"