Song of Solomon Chapter 6

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Song of Solomon 6

1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.

As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.

There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.

12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

35 thoughts on “Song of Solomon Chapter 6

  1. 1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

    Lord I seek you NOW! The Lord is their no matter the circumstance, if we fall he lifts us right back up. He’s looking for the lost souls and the backsliders, he loves us so much that if we look for him we will find him.

    Lord it’s in your Holy presence that I will find you.

  2. 3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    Such a great relationship it is when we feel we are his and he is mine. Love is a two way street, we much each love each other.
    God has shown us he loves us, because he gave himself for us. The question is how are we going to show him, how much we love JESUS.

    • Amen Elder! Good teaching
      ” That ye love one another ; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another ” John 13:34-35

      HE freely extends HIS LOVE.

  3. We are the bride of Christ and we should love Jesus as much as he loves us. Everyone is important and beautiful in God’s eyes and he would that none would be lost. We are his arms, legs and mouth to get the message out to our region about the truth of the Gospel.

  4. LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!!!

    Where has your lover gone, O woman of rare beauty? Which way did he turn so we can help you find him? (Song of Songs 6:1 NLT)

    Are you shining bright enough to where people want and desire what you have? Or are you being a sour puss, to where people will stay at a distance from you! You stink so bad that no one wants anything that you have. ” Oh…. You’re a Christian”? People may ask, but what you’re showing is totally different then what you’re speaking. You can’t hide what and in who you really are. As it is said in the book of proverbs:

    As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. (Proverbs 27:19 NLT)

    How is your attitude? How is your lifestyle when no one else is around? How is your speech when your speaking to others that are outside of the body of Christ? What type of music are you listening to when you’re not at a church event or better yet at a church service? Questions like these are very important to answer because everyday people are watching you whether you like it or not! You are an example everyday of your life. So think about it, what is your life shouting out? Are you leading others to Christ, or are leading them down the wrong path? Be all who Christ intended for you to be, be a light!!

    Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14-16 KJV)

  5. 1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

    When we present Him this desirable to be found to others, they will want to seek Him too!

    When we claim to be His, everything we do reflects on Him; how do our lives make Him look to others?

  6. Vs 10
    This scripture resembles holiness in our walk w the Lord. We are clear as the sun and as an army….we are triumpthant! In Christ.
    If we have Christ we can do upmost anything that the Lord says in His Word.
    We are the army! In Jesus Great Name.

  7. 2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
    3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    A garden is a place that the owner takes special care of-he cares for it, weeds it, waters it & plants many types of flowers & spices in it…then comes back regularly to enjoy it. It is a special that requires continual care but t produces fruit and fragrance for the owner. The church is this gsrden. He is the owner -he bought it with his life. He planted each of us and he takes care of us through his word so we produce fruit & a sweet savour to him. He comes among us, sees where he needs to prune and to remove weeds and then he causes us to continue to grow in him. We are truly his beloved and I can say I am his and he is mine.

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    5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

    Ladies, this is yet another great reason to have long hair. Can you imagine how it would have sounded if he would have said something like, “thy hair is like the scalp of a worm…”

    Check out how it flows together in the NLT,

    4You are beautiful, my darling,

    like the lovely city of Tirzah.

    Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem,

    as majestic as an army with billowing banners.

    5Turn your eyes away,

    for they overpower me.

    Your hair falls in waves,

    like a flock of goats winding down the slopes of Gilead.

    Wow, is that not amazing or what? I think the truly amazing part however is to see what’s going on in the spiritual realm.

    Hair is a covering and a sign that ladies are under authority. True submission is beautiful in the eyes of God that brings POWER and AUTHORITY. “Turn your eyes away, for they overpower me…”

    True submission is not just hair alone, that would be like a worm wearing a wig. True submission is being of a “meek and quiet spirit.”

    Men, true submission is to cancel one’s own mission, plans, and ambitions for the sake of the one true mission.

  9. This chapter illustrates seeking. Their search had no regard of cost. One must determine in one’s own heart to seek the Lord regardless of cost, for the reward truly exceeds the cost; “Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord”. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. 1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

    We must daily seek after the Lord to find what He desires for the day. We don’t want to be doing one thing while He is doing another.

    Deuteronomy 4:29
    But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

  11. 3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    Do You Know?

    In The New Testiment Jesus went to the Garden to pray, just before he was taken to trial and crucified. Moses was in the wilderness, on the back side of a moutain tending sheep, when he saw the burning bush. Jacob was going to see his brother, when he got scared, sent the rest of the family on, and bedded down for rest, when he wresteled wit the angle of the Lord.

    The list goes on and on, but every person throughout the word, that God used for His glory, had a prayer life and KNEW how to find Him. Today being closer to the second comming, the enemy is working harder than ever to try to destroy people, therefore we , as the church, we must be more fervent and determined to find Jesus every day through prayer and worship, and His word…

  12. IN THE GARDEN

    2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
    3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    The garden was established as a place of prayer.
    Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

    The garden was also the place where destiny was identified for JESUS.

    John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples.
    2 And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.

    The garden represents a place of life, beauty, peace and solace. Consider this old hymn.

    I come to the garden alone,
    While the dew is still on the roses,
    And the voice I hear falling on my ear,
    The Son of God discloses . . .

    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own,
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other, has ever, known!

    He speaks and the sound of His voice,
    Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
    And the melody that he gave to me,
    Within my heart is ringing . . .

    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own,
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other, has ever, known!

    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other, has ever, known!

    Each of our lives represent the beauty of the garden.
    1Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

    Our lives are the grass and our victories are the flowers, the LORD has come to our lives, HIS garden to feed. The LORD loves to feed on our praise, obedience and service to HIM and HIS Kingdom.

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  13. Goodness of God

    My lover has gone down to his garden, to his spice beds, to browse in the gardens and gather the lilies. I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine. He browses among the lilies. (Song of Songs 6:2, 3 NLT)

    Convenant – An agreement between two contracting parties, originally sealed with blood; a bond, or a law; a permanent religious dispensation.

    In the American Heritage Dictionary, a covenant is defined as “a formal and binding agreement between two or more persons or parties”. In modern society we would probably simply call it a contract. Yet this is a very intimate kind of contract. The basic theme of such a covenant is: “What is mine is yours. What is yours is mine. I will do everything I can to support and care for you even to the point of death.” This is the type of agreement we are in with the One Most High. He has already shown that he will die for us, can we say we would do the same for Him? Something to remember is why covenants are made. The basic motivation of a covenant is love. Elohim loves us and wants to care for us and have relationship with us. We also love Him and want to have relationship with Him. But how do we do that when He is so much greater than us? He formed a covenant with us explaining how this is done.
    The Making of a Covenant

    Covenants can be made many different ways, but the most common are the verbal or the ceremonial agreements which include what is expected of both partners. Nowhere do we see all of these customs used together in one ceremony, but the following are a few of the symbols used in the Scriptures.

    The Cutting of an Animal

    The cutting of a covenant is one of the most well known. In this method, animals are cut into two pieces and the individuals making the covenant come together between the pieces and proclaim that if they do not keep this covenant, may they be cut up like these animals (keep in mind that oaths, blessings, and cursings all have their effect in both the physical and the spiritual … this is no light thing to say). When YHVH makes this covenant with Abram, it is somewhat unique in that only Elohim went through the cut animal pieces … in essence making it a one-sided covenant promise.

    The Blood Covenant

    Another type is a blood covenant which includes one’s direct descendants (bloodline). Because this type of covenant includes a persons descendants, it comes close to paternity (literally defined as under the girdle). This paternal aspect helps to explain why circumcision became a symbol of the covenant with Abraham and the nation that was to come from him. In these covenants, one is ready to give not just one’s own life, but also that which is dearer than ones own life to help another. This was part of the testing of Isaac, to see if Abraham would genuinely love YHVH so much as to give up his son. Making a covenant genuinely means withholding nothing from the partner.

    Exchange of an Item

    With Jonathan and David we see the exchanging of robes. They gave their love to each other as closer than family. They went a step further and exchanged weapons as well which shows their protection for each other. We have the same thing happen when we enter into covenant with Messiah. We are clothed in His righteousness. We receive His power for our protection. When the enemy attacks us, His weapons are at our disposal for He is on our side. Conversely, we are on His side and should be ready to uphold His name and act for Him as well.

    http://www.exploringcreation.info/covenant /covenant.htm

    Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4 KJV)

    Through his death He was the Lamb the was slanted and through baptism that blood was applied to our lives. We have a covenant with Our Lord and Savior I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.

  14. 3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
    He gave me His Name and I am His!!!!! He lives within me by the Holy Ghost. He is mine and I am His.

  15. v1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

    That’s the greatest miracle how GOD can transform a human life by HIS LOVE.
    Love is not flashy, but then GOD seldom is.

    When we reach out and serve in sincere love to a soul in need that’s when we truly see GOD in action.

    “HE loved us while we were yet sinners.
    ” The goodness of GOD leadeth thee to repentance ” Romans 2:5

    GOD is to be praised for HIS GOODNESS and HIS GRACE !!!

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  16. 1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

    2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

    Its easy to get swept away in this fast paced world. Always seeking to improve our current life. Men have a the heavy load of providing for the family which often takes them away from the home for periods at a time and women can get so caught up in making sure that everything around the house gets done, that it becomes from like a well ran business instead of the family home. The same can happen with going to church, it becomes like another task to check off the daily/weekly events to do.

    But what kind of relationship is that with the Lord? How fulfilling is it? Are we getting everything out of it we need? He is getting everything he needs out of us?

    If God is coming back for his bride, shouldn’t we treat our relationship with him as if is just beginning. Getting to know him, spending extra time with him outside of “normal business hours”. Late night conversations, middle of the day phone calls, and those oh so amazing moments where we sneak off into the Garden, where it’s just the two of you.

    I think if will all sit down and recall that first time we truly felt the Lord’s presence, none of us would looked back at as a horrible time in our lives. At that moment in time it was just you and the Lord. Your fire was lit!!! I’m guilty of just checking the prayer box, off the daily task list for the day. Half heartily praying, asking God to do this and that and then getting up and leaving. But I was was typing this, it dawned on me. Half heartily praying to God is like going somewhere to eat— ordering/ paying and then leaving before you get your food. Why come to God in prayer, ask for him to do something and not wait for him to deliver healing/power/blessing with the filling of the Holy Ghost.

    We all need to add fuel to the fire to keep it burning. A daily escape to the garden to “feed” our souls is needed, it just can’t be checked off.

  17. In this scripture, we all can learn from as of how to flatter or romance your spouse. Descriping your spouse with praise or with choice words is so inspiring/touching. “Love”…we all need to hear these kind of things.

    “Be blessed”……………

  18. 3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    true relationship is two sided. It should never be one who does all the talking while the other does all the listening. Just as we pour out to God he wants to pour out to us!

  19. This chapter shows the beautiful and pure relationship between man and woman but I also see a simular connection between us and God and the love he has for us. “Greater love hath no man that he he lay down his life for his friend”…

  20. 3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    I am so glad that The Lord loves me and cares for me. He takes good care of me.

  21. One of a kind.

    There’s no one like her on earth, never has been, never will be. She’s a woman beyond compare. My dove is perfection, Pure and innocent as the day she was born, and cradled in joy by her mother. Everyone who came by to see her exclaimed and admired her— All the fathers and mothers, the neighbors and friends, blessed and praised her: “Has anyone ever seen anything like this— dawn-fresh, moon-lovely, sun-radiant, ravishing as the night sky with its galaxies of stars?” (Song of Solomon 6:8-10 MSG)

    I am glad that we are all different. God created each one of us in a different and unique way, but all in his image. [So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27 KJV)]. Even with all the diversity that Hod created we MUST still rely o. Him.

    Romans 3:10 (KJV) 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

    Our goal should always be to strive to be like Jesus everyday!

  22. Chosen

    But my dove, my undefiled and perfect one, stands alone [above them all]; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her and called her blessed and happy, yes, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. [The ladies asked] Who is this that looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, clear and pure as the sun, and terrible as a bannered host? (Song of Solomon 6:9, 10 AMP)

    The Shulammite was a chosen woman. She was different, called out, and praised of those called worthy of praise in the world, though her background said she was poor and lowly. So the “daughters of Zion” should be separate from the world. Care is used in describing how the Shulammite is precious and rare, and so should we see God’s special jealousy for the hearts of His daughters. We are prized by God, women of worth, children of the King. When we realize our value, we begin to see the poor substitution the world tries to be when it tries to compete with God for us.

    Before I was aware [of what was happening], my desire [to roam about] had brought me into the area of the princes of my people [the king’s retinue]. [I began to flee, but they called to me] Return, return, O Shulammite; return, return, that we may look upon you! [I replied] What is there for you to see in the [poor little] Shulammite? [And they answered] As upon a dance before two armies or a dance of Mahanaim. (Song of Solomon 6:12, 13 AMP)

    One day I went strolling through the orchard, looking for signs of spring, Looking for buds about to burst into flower, anticipating readiness, ripeness. Before I knew it my heart was raptured, carried away by lofty thoughts! Dance, dance, dear Shulammite, Angel-Princess! Dance, and we’ll feast our eyes on your grace! Everyone wants to see the Shulammite dance her victory dances of love and peace. (Song of Solomon 6:11-13 MSG)

    The beauty of the Lord in us will shine, but we must beware those that would admire the blossom only to pluck it from the Lord’s garden to display it lifeless as a trophy. The Lord’s value of us far exceeds anything anyone else could measure; Calvary speaks of it. The Lord so desired us that “…he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 KJV)

    No greater love…

    There is nothing like being Chosen by the Lord, as there is no love like the Lord’s. We are never more precious than when we are prized by Jesus. It is a blessing to be a daughter of Zion.

    “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine…”

  23. We as the church should love Jesus Christ just as much as he loves us and not trun away from him. He is always there

  24. HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!!
    2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
    This verse reminds me of how my DADDY inclines His ear to hear the worship I offer to HIM and how HE looks from HIS throne to see what kind of servant I am…. What kind of fruit does my garden (my life) have??? What kind of spices does my garden (my life) have to offer??? Am I truly the salt of the earth??? Can HE feed off of my fruit ( can HE be glorified )??? ARE THERE ANY LILIES TO GATHER??? SANTO SANTO SANTO!!!
    BY THEIR FRUITS YOU SHALL KNOW THEM……. GRACIAS TE DOY PADRE!!! HALELUJAH!!!

  25. Set apart

    8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

    9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

    Jesus is coming for a set apart bride, (church). We must strive as a church to be like the 5 diligent virgens that kept oil in their lamps ready and attentive to hear the coming of the Lord. Watching the hour. Seeting the standard high….after all we are receiving the One True King of kings. If we as humans given honor to to those in authority such as governors, presidents, royalty… How much more shall we not be prepared sanctified, beautified by Him to receive the King, Jesus

  26. Two Interesting Words

    Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! He Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim? NIV

    There are two puzzling words in this single verse alone, Shulamite and Mahanaim. Shulamite may mean “a girl from Shunem” as it states in the NLT, which is a town north of Israel. Or it could be intended as a feminine form of Solomon. The Beloved refers to her Lover as the king and as king Solomon in SS 1:12; 3:11), so it is fitting for him to return the tribute and say she is queenly and a compliment to him.

    “The dance of Mahanaim” is equally as quizical, because the name Mahanaim first appears in Genesis 32:2. When Jacob leaves Laban and returns to the promised land, he is met by angels, and names the location “Mahaniam”. The word Mahanaim found in dictionary.com’s Bible Dictionary says something very interesting
    “It was the southern boundary of Bashan (Josh. 13:26, 30), and became a city of the Levites (21:38). Here Saul’s son Ishbosheth reigned (2 Sam. 2:8, 12), while David reigned at Hebron. Here also, after a troubled reign, Ishbosheth was murdered by two of his own bodyguard (2 Sam. 4:5-7), who brought his head to David at Hebron, but were, instead of being rewarded, put to death by him for their cold-blooded murder. Many years after this, when he fled from Jerusalem on the rebellion of his son Absalom, David made Mahanaim, where Barzillai entertained him, his headquarters, and here he mustered his forces which were led against the army that had gathered around Absalom. It was while sitting at the gate of this town that tidings of the great and decisive battle between the two hosts and of the death of his son Absalom reached him, when he gave way to the most violent grief (2 Sam. 17:24-27). The only other reference to Mahanaim is as a station of one of Solomon’s purveyors (1 Kings 4:14). ”
    This tango with a location known best as a divinely eventful place. It was first a place where angels met up with Jacob, city of the Levites, the 1st earthly king of Israel Saul’s son reigned- to say the least its inhabitants were in trouble, later turned into the refuge for David when his son was attempting to assasinate him, a place where David gained forces to rise against Absolom.

    Now that we know the history behind “Mahanaim” we can better appreciate what the dance may mean, a traditional wedding dance in which the bride dances her way through two long lines of men. Which makes sense because, the actual location had to go through the good the bad and the ugly, to get back to its place of refuge. The friends’ invitation for the bride to “come back,come back” may indicate that she is shy of all the attention, meant as an encouragment to continue her journey. Her Lover (now husband) responds to the crowd by saying, ” Don’t look at my beloved too long or too hard. She’s mine!”

  27. Verse 3 CEV:
    “I am his, and he is mine,
    as he feeds his sheep
    among the lilies”

    This reminds me of the song “Jesus, Lover of my soul” which says:

    Jesus, Lover of my soul,
    Jesus, I will never let you go
    You’ve taken me from the miry clay
    You’ve set my feet upon the Rock, and now i know

    I love you, I need you,
    Though my world may fall, I’ll never let you go
    My Saviour, my closest friend,
    I will worship you until the very end

  28. 3 I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

    I love him bc he first loved me. We were bought by the blood of Christ and we are his and he is ours.

  29. His and his alone

    I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he browses among the lilies. (Song of Solomon 6:3 NIV)

    My Lord, my love. You must have a relationship with God before you can have another. He should be your one, as you are His

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