Song of Solomon Bible Study
The Song of Solomon is a series of lyrical poems organized as a lengthy dialogue between a young woman and her lover. A third party, or chorus, occasionally addresses the lovers. The first poem is spoken by the young maiden, who longs to be near her lover and enjoy his kisses.
A challenge from the book of Song of Solomon, Chapters 1-8 (King James Version edition)
Step 1: Song of Solomon - Chapter 1
Let him kiss me! I am dark and lovely. Tell me, where do you pasture your flock? Follow the tracks, my love. Behold, you are beautiful.
Step 2: Song of Solomon - Chapter 2
She is a lily among thorns. He is an apple tree in the wood. Here he comes, leaping on the mountains. My beloved is mine and I am his.
Step 3: Song of Solomon - Chapter 3
By night I sought the one whom I love. I brought him into my mother's house. Behold, O daughters of Zion, the carriage of King Solomon!
Step 4: Song of Solomon - Chapter 4
You are beautiful, my love! Your eyes are doves, your breasts are like fawns. My bride is a garden. Let my beloved come to his garden.
Step 5: Song of Solomon - Chapter 5
My beloved is knocking! I opened to him but he had gone. The guards found me and wounded me. My beloved is ruddy, his body is ivory.
Step 6: Song of Solomon - Chapter 6
Where has your beloved gone? He has gone to his garden. You are beautiful, my love. Fair as the moon, awesome as an army with banners.
Step 7: Song of Solomon - Chapter 7
Your thighs are like jewels, your breasts like the fruit of a palm. May your kisses be like wine! Beloved, let us go into the fields.
Step 8: Song of Solomon - Chapter 8
Do not awaken love until it pleases. Love is as strong as death. Solomon had a vineyard, but mine is my own. Make haste, my beloved!