Song of Solomon

 

My Beloved is mine and I am his. (Song of Solomon, 2:16). Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. (Solomon 1:2). She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee (Psalms 45:14)

Song of Solomon

a: The Song of Solomon is a dialogue which   according to some includes 5 different sets of speakers…

(1) The Shulammite woman (Song 1:2-4a, 1:4c-7, 1:12-14, 1:16-2:1, 2:3-13, 2:15-3:11, 4:16, 5:2-8, 5:10-16, 6:2-3, 6:11-12, 7:9b-8:4, 8:5b-7, 8:10-12, 8:14),

(2) Friends of the Shulammite (Daughters of Jerusalem) (Song 1:4b, 1:8, 1:11, 5:9, 6:1, 6:10, 6:13a, 8:5a)

(3) King Solomon 

(4) God (Song 5:1e “Eat friends, drink and imbibe deeply O lovers”)

(5) Shulammite’s brothers (Song 8:8-9)

The love of a King for a young maiden

Or

b: The Song of Solomon is a dialogue which   according to others  includes 6 different sets of speakers…

(1) The Shulammite woman (Song 1:2-4a, 1:4c-7, 1:12-14, 1:16-2:1, 2:3-13, 2:15-3:11, 4:16, 5:2-8, 5:10-16, 6:2-3, 6:11-12, 7:9b-8:4, 8:5b-7, 8:10-12, 8:14),

(2) Friends of the Shulammite (Daughters of Jerusalem) (Song 1:4b, 1:8, 1:11, 5:9, 6:1, 6:10, 6:13a, 8:5a)  – back sliding Christians whose advice is faulty

(3) The old King Solomon – the tempter, seducer  where Solomon seems to try to love many women..

(4) The SHEPHERD – Jesus Christ

(5 God (Song 5:1e “Eat friends, drink and imbibe deeply O lovers”)

(6) Shulammite’s brothers (Song 8:8-9)

The attempted seduction of a tempted young maiden by an old king

Traditional, conservative Bible expositors tend to support a:

But are they always right or do they rarely even agree with each other?

I know that to some persons it may be flattering to a debauched king, rather then a King in waiting Jesus Christ.. the second interpretation is also more consistent with the Historical rather unwise King Solomon who was a known womanizer, who had a big harem and many ungodly wives as well.
  
The song of songs which is Solomon’s…  the Bible’s most beautiful poetical work, the Song of Solomon portrays the heart longing, devotion and love between a shepherd lover and a poor maiden. And, the old testament allusions help us to see more than an ancient romance; we see a fitting representation of God’s, Jesus’s expectancy and longing to be completely united with His people while the old  world, the old flesh and the old devil try to lead them astray
 

Note: The phrase “do not arouse or awaken love” is used three times in the Song of Solomon! As the sexual tension builds up between them, the man exercises his character and “puts the brakes on”, so to speak. Restraint during dating and courtship proves and demonstrates the character necessary for marriage!

Looking at this subject of sex  as found often on the TV or  as preached by so called pastors, I cannot help but think that they are all sex starved well bred stallions in heat..

New International Version (©1984) Jeremiah 5:8  They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man’s wife.

New International Version (©1984) “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
 
New American Standard Bible (©1995) because they have acted foolishly in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives and have spoken words in My name falsely, which I did not command them; and I am He who knows and am a witness,” declares the LORD

 

King James Bible But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert.

 

Ezekiel 23:5 Amplified Bible (AMP) And Aholah played the harlot when she was Mine, and she was foolishly fond of her lovers and doted on the Assyrians her neighbors,

 

Ezekiel 23:20  Holman Christian Standard  – and lusted after their lovers, whose sexual members were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of stallions.
 

American King James Version  I will do these things to you, because you have gone a whoring after the heathen, and because you are polluted with their idols.

In case you were no aware of it yet  the Bible clearly implies that adultery is God’s trap, punishment for those who had displeased him.. for adulterly does not bring any lasting happiness, it is a short lived pleasure. 

Some others would still rather say that the spousal realtionships is the most important aspect?
 
The supposedly Important MARRIAGE  Intimacies? SELF CENTERED GOALS?
–  a bond of Spiritual Intimacy… but the FIRST all important relationship is not that  between a husband and wife but that one with  God!  Too often God is neglected and why is that? No excuses here are acceptable.
– Emotional Intimacy… the “heart to heart” connection the intimate couple CRAVED BY EMOTIONAL WOMEN?  and certainly not by men, many men tend to lie to women to make them feel good here..
– Intellectual Intimacy… SEEMS TO BY PASS ANY NEED FOR  LOVE.. Though we allow one another to be unique,  is it important that we share common core values? A truly intimate couple will often even think the same thing? or be led by the same evil spirit? REAL LOVE ACCEPTS A PERSON THE WAY THEY ARE EVEN WITH THE DIFFERENCES.
– Sexual Intimacy or Sexual compatibilty  IS VERY IMPORTANT  too? God has designed a very special physical relationship that draws a husband and wife closer than ever? or a lust that causes them to be tempted by others?  Sexual! This seems to be the biggest goal of may persons sadly. Sex still does not make you happy like Jesus does. Many people who have sex are still unhapy with each other, life too.
 
Most marriages that fail still do fail not due to marital intimacy failures but firstly fail  due to laziness, unrealistic expectations, pursuing bad or false values, extreme goals, self centeredness and ADULTERY..
     
Prov 6:26  For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
Prov 6:27  Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Prov 6:28  Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
Prov 6:29  So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
Prov 6:30  Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
Prov 6:31  But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Prov 6:32  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
Prov 6:33  A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Prov 6:34  For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Prov 6:35  He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

(Exo 20:14 KJV)  Thou shalt not commit adultery.

(Lev 20:10 KJV)  And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

(Deu 5:18 KJV)  Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

(Jer 3:8 KJV)  And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

(Jer 3:9 KJV)  And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

(Jer 5:7 KJV)  How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses.

(Jer 7:9 KJV)  Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;

(Jer 23:14 KJV)  I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

(Jer 29:23 KJV)  Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours’ wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.

(Ezek 16:32 KJV)  But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!

(Ezek 23:37 KJV)  That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.

(Hosea 4:2 KJV)  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

(Hosea 4:13 KJV)  They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

(Mat 5:27 KJV)  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

(Mat 5:28 KJV)  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

(Mat 5:32 KJV)  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

(Mat 19:9 KJV)  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

(Mat 19:18 KJV)  He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

(Mark 10:11 KJV)  And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

(Mark 10:12 KJV)  And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.

(Mark 10:19 KJV)  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

(Luke 16:18 KJV)  Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.

(John 8:3 KJV)  And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,

(John 8:4 KJV)  They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.

(Rom 2:22 KJV)  Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?

(Rom 13:9 KJV)  For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

(Gal 5:19 KJV)  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

(James 2:11 KJV)  For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

(2 Pet 2:14 KJV)  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

(Rev 2:22 KJV)  Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.

see also

 

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/divorce-and-remarriage-in-the-christian-church/

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