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Song of Songs 1:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Draw me; we will run after thee: The king hath brought me into his chambers; We will be glad and rejoice in thee; We will make mention of thy love more than of wine: Rightly do they love thee.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Draw me after you [and] let us run [together]! The king has brought me into his chambers.” “We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Draw me, we will run after thee!—The king hath brought me into his chambers—We will be glad and rejoice in thee, We will remember thy love more than wine. They love thee uprightly.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— [SHE] Draw me! [THEY] After thee, will we run! [SHE] The king, hath brought me, into his chambers. [THEY] We will exult and rejoice in thee, we will mention thy caresses, beyond wine, Sincerely they love thee.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Draw me: after thee we run, The king hath brought me into his inner chambers, We do joy and rejoice in thee, We mention thy loves more than wine, Uprightly they have loved thee!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Draw me: we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments. The king hath brought me into his storerooms: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine: the rightous love thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Draw me, we will runne after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and reioyce in thee, we wil remember thy loue more then wine: the vpright loue thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— They have drawn thee: we will run after thee, for the smell of thine ointments: the king has brought me into closet: let us rejoice and be glad in thee; we will love thy breasts more than wine: righteousness loves thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Draw 4900
{4900} Prime
A primitive root; to draw, used in a great variety of applications (including to sow, to sound, to prolong, to develop, to march, to remove, to delay, to be tall, etc.).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
me, we will run 7323
{7323} Prime
A primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
after 310
{0310} Prime
From H0309; properly the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjugation, after (in various senses).
thee: the king 4428
{4428} Prime
From H4427; a king.
hath brought 935
{0935} Prime
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
me into his chambers: 2315
{2315} Prime
From H2314; an apartment (usually literally).
we will be glad 1523
{1523} Prime
A primitive root; properly to spin around (under the influence of any violent emotion), that is, usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and rejoice 8055
{8055} Prime
A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
in thee, we will remember 2142
{2142} Prime
A primitive root; properly to mark (so as to be recognized), that is, to remember; by implication to mention; also (as denominative from H2145) to be male.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thy love 1730
{1730} Prime
From an unused root meaning properly to boil, that is, (figuratively) to love; by implication a love token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle.
more than wine: 3196
{3196} Prime
From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the upright 4339
{4339} Prime
From H3474; evenness, that is, (figuratively) prosperity or concord; also straightness, that is, (figuratively) rectitude (only in plural with singular sense; often adverbially).
love 157
{0157} Prime
A primitive root; to have affection for (sexually or otherwise).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 1:4

_ _ (1) The cry of ancient Israel for Messiah, for example, Simeon, Anna, etc. (2) The cry of an awakened soul for the drawing of the Spirit, after it has got a glimpse of Christ’s loveliness and its own helplessness.

_ _ Draw me — The Father draws (John 6:44). The Son draws (Jeremiah 31:3; Hosea 11:4; John 12:32). “Draw” here, and “Tell” (Song of Songs 1:7), reverently qualify the word “kiss” (Song of Songs 1:2).

_ _ me, we — No believer desires to go to heaven alone. We are converted as individuals; we follow Christ as joined in a communion of saints (John 1:41, John 1:45). Individuality and community meet in the bride.

_ _ run — Her earnestness kindles as she prays (Isaiah 40:31; Psalms 119:32, Psalms 119:60).

_ _ after thee — not before (John 10:4).

_ _ king ... brought me into — (Psalms 45:14, Psalms 45:15; John 10:16). He is the anointed Priest (Song of Songs 1:3); King (Song of Songs 1:4).

_ _ chambers — Her prayer is answered even beyond her desires. Not only is she permitted to run after Him, but is brought into the inmost pavilion, where Eastern kings admitted none but the most intimate friends (Esther 4:11; Esther 5:2; Psalms 27:5). The erection of the temple of Solomon was the first bringing of the bride into permanent, instead of migratory, chambers of the King. Christ’s body on earth was the next (John 2:21), whereby believers are brought within the veil (Ephesians 2:6; Hebrews 10:19, Hebrews 10:20). Entrance into the closet for prayer is the first step. The earnest of the future bringing into heaven (John 14:3). His chambers are the bride’s also (Isaiah 26:20). There are various chambers, plural (John 14:2).

_ _ be glad and rejoiceinward and outward rejoicing.

_ _ in thee — (Isaiah 61:10; Philippians 4:1, Philippians 4:4). Not in our spiritual frames (Psalms 30:6, Psalms 30:7).

_ _ remember — rather, “commemorate with praises” (Isaiah 63:7). The mere remembrance of spiritual joys is better than the present enjoyment of carnal ones (Psalms 4:6, Psalms 4:7).

_ _ upright — rather, “uprightly,” “sincerely” (Psalms 58:1; Romans 12:9); so Nathanael (John 1:47); Peter (John 21:17); or “deservedly” [Maurer].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 1:2-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 1:4

Draw me — By thy grace and holy spirit. We — Both I, thy spouse, and the virgins, my companions. And this change of numbers teaches us that the spouse is one great body, consisting of many members. Run — Will follow thee readily, chearfully, and swiftly. The king — Christ, the king of his church, hath answered my prayer. Chambers — Where I may freely converse with him, and enjoy him. He hath taken me into intimate communion with himself. Remember — This shall be the matter of our thoughts and discourses.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 1:4

(d) Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his (e) chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

(d) The faithful confess that they cannot come to Christ, unless they are drawn.

(e) Meaning the secret joy that is not known to the world.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Hosea 11:4 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.
John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me.
Philippians 2:12-13 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. ... For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.

we will:

Psalms 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
Psalms 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

the king:

Song of Songs 2:3-5 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. ... Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I [am] sick of love.
Song of Songs 3:4 [It was] but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
Psalms 45:14-15 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. ... With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
Matthew 25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
John 14:2-3 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. ... And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

we will be:

Psalms 98:4-9 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. ... Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Psalms 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it].
Isaiah 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
Zephaniah 3:14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he [is] just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice.
1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see [him] not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:


Song of Songs 1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love [is] better than wine.
Psalms 42:4 When I remember these [things], I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
Psalms 48:9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
Psalms 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Psalms 103:1-2 [[[A Psalm] of David.]] Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name. ... Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psalms 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD [is] gracious and full of compassion.
Isaiah 63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, [and] the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which he was betrayed took bread: ... For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

the upright love thee:
or, they love thee uprightly,
Song of Songs 1:3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name [is as] ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. ... He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Ephesians 6:24 Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. [[[To [the] Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]]]
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Thank you Frank Pytel, your comment makes a lot of sense. If the Holy Spirit leads you to post more about spiritual elevation, please do so. I am studying Song of Solomon and I would like to learn more as I am curious about how Song of Solomon chapter 2 relates to the harpazo or the rapture mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18. Is the dove of Song of Solomon 6:9 the same as the Daughter of the King of Psalm 45:13? I would like to hear your feed back on this. Shalom.
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