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Song of Songs 2:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me was love.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He has brought me to [his] banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He hath brought me to the house of wine, And his banner over me is love.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He hath brought me into the house of wine, and, his banner over me, is love.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He hath brought me in unto a house of wine, And his banner over me [is] love,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He brought me into the cellar of wine, he set in order charity in me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee brought me to the banketting house, and his banner ouer mee, [was] loue.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Bring me into the wine house; set love before me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He 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 to x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the banqueting 3196
{3196} Prime
From an unused root meaning to effervesce; wine (as fermented); by implication intoxication.
house, 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
and his banner 1714
{1714} Prime
From H1713; a flag.
over x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
me [was] love. 160
{0160} Prime
Feminine of H0158 and meaning the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 2:4

_ _ Historically fulfilled in the joy of Simeon and Anna in the temple, over the infant Savior (Luke 2:25-38), and that of Mary, too (compare Luke 1:53); typified (Exodus 24:9-11). Spiritually, the bride or beloved is led (Song of Songs 2:4) first into the King’s chambers, thence is drawn after Him in answer to her prayer; is next received on a grassy couch under a cedar kiosk; and at last in a “banqueting hall,” such as, Josephus says, Solomon had in his palace, “wherein all the vessels were of gold” (Antiquities, Song of Songs 8:5, Song of Songs 8:2). The transition is from holy retirement to public ordinances, church worship, and the Lord’s Supper (Psalms 36:8). The bride, as the queen of Sheba, is given “all her desire” (1 Kings 10:13; Psalms 63:5; Ephesians 3:8, Ephesians 3:16-21; Philippians 4:19); type of the heavenly feast hereafter (Isaiah 25:6, Isaiah 25:9).

_ _ his banner ... love — After having rescued us from the enemy, our victorious captain (Hebrews 2:10) seats us at the banquet under a banner inscribed with His name, “love” (1 John 4:8). His love conquered us to Himself; this banner rallies round us the forces of Omnipotence, as our protection; it marks to what country we belong, heaven, the abode of love, and in what we most glory, the cross of Jesus Christ, through which we triumph (Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Revelation 3:21). Compare with “over me,” “underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 2:3-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 2:4

Banquetting house — The places in which believers receive the graces and blessings of Christ. His banner — By the lifting up whereof I was invited to come to him, and to list myself under him. Love — The love of Christ crucified, which, like a banner, is displayed in the gospel.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Song of Songs 1:4 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.
Song of Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, [my] spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
Psalms 63:2-5 To see thy power and thy glory, so [as] I have seen thee in the sanctuary. ... My soul shall be satisfied as [with] marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise [thee] with joyful lips:
Psalms 84:10 For a day in thy courts [is] better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
John 14:21-23 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. ... Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

banqueting house:
Heb. house of wine,
Song of Songs 1:1 The song of songs, which [is] Solomon's.
Song of Songs 1:4 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.
Esther 7:7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath [went] into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.

his banner:

Song of Songs 6:4 Thou [art] beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as [an army] with banners.
Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
Psalms 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
John 15:9-15 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. ... Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Romans 5:8-10 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ... For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
Romans 8:28-39 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose. ... Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Es 7:7. Jb 1:10. Ps 60:4; 63:2; 84:10. So 1:1, 4; 5:1; 6:4. Is 11:10. Jn 14:21; 15:9. Ro 5:8; 8:28. Rv 3:20.

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