It's the details
- Song of Solomon 4:1 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:2 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:3 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:4 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:5 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:6 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:7 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:10 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:11 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:12 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:13 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:14 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:15 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:8 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:9 (MSG)
- Song of Solomon 4:16 (MSG)
In the movie "Dances with wolves" as John Dunbar is about to marry his Indian bride, "Stands with a fist,"
I don't know if all grooms have this experience but as 'Kicking bird' spoke about what was expected of
a Sioux husband, my mind began to shut out everything but her..
The details of her costume
The contours of her shape
The light in her eyes,
The smallness of her feet,
It is what Solomon is doing, noticing the details...
You're so beautiful, my darling, so beautiful, and your dove eyes are veiled By your hair as it flows and shimmers, like a flock of goats in the distance streaming down a hillside in the sunshine.
Your smile is generous and full— expressive and strong and clean. Your lips are jewel red, your mouth elegant and inviting, your veiled cheeks soft and radiant.
The smooth, lithe lines of your neck command notice—all heads turn in awe and admiration!
Your breasts are like fawns, twins of a gazelle, grazing among the first spring flowers.
(Song of Solomon 4:1-5 MSG)
He's looking forward to a night of secluded love, surrounded by sensual fragrance...
The sweet, fragrant curves of your body, the soft, spiced contours of your flesh Invite me, and I come. I stay until dawn breathes its light and night slips away.
You're beautiful from head to toe, my dear love, beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.
(Song of Solomon 4:6, 7 MSG)
His bride is flawless!
You are all fair, my love, And there is no spot in you. (Song of Solomon 4:7 NKJV)
She has left her family, this a new life and new surroundings!
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride. Leave Lebanon behind, and come. Leave your high mountain hideaway. Abandon your wilderness seclusion, Where you keep company with lions and panthers guard your safety.
Solomon 4:8 MSG)
Now to us his romantic lingo seems strange, but the fact that he speaks at all amazes a lot of women!
Men usually want a little less talk and a lot more action!
But women love that men notice the details!
He praises her gift of virginity for him!
My sister, my bride, you are like a garden locked up, like a walled-in spring, a closed-up fountain.
(Song of Songs 4:12 NCV)
He romances her further...
You've captured my heart, dear friend. You looked at me, and I fell in love.
One look my way and I was hopelessly in love! How beautiful your love, dear, dear friend— far more pleasing than a fine, rare wine, your fragrance more exotic than select spices.
Solomon 4:9-10 MSG)
And maybe french kissing should have been called Jewish kissing, because we read it about it way back here!
My bride, your lips drip honey; honey and milk are under your tongue. Your clothes smell like the cedars of Lebanon.
(Song of Songs 4:11 NCV)
Now Solomon raised many fruit trees, he was probably very proud of his trees and their fruit, so to describe his bride and compare her to
gardens of fruit was probably a high compliment!
Dear lover and friend, you're a secret garden, a private and pure fountain. Body and soul, you are paradise, a whole orchard of succulent fruits— Ripe apricots and peaches, oranges and pears;
Nut trees and cinnamon, and all scented woods;
Mint and lavender, and all herbs aromatic;
A garden fountain, sparkling and splashing, fed by spring waters from the Lebanon mountains.
(Song of Solomon 4:13 -15 MSG)
Has he been romantic enough?
Finally she speaks!
You like gardens??
Well then... you got one honey!
Wake up, North Wind, get moving, South Wind!
Breathe on my garden, fill the air with spice fragrance.
Oh, let my lover enter his garden! Yes, let him eat the fine, ripe fruits. (Song of Solomon 4:16 MSG)
We'll just leave the rest of those details alone!
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