« PreviousContinue »
l. fou Re. A BRIEF
Of the whole Book of
and Christian , to this day:
che Rule and Partera of ih: Word of God.
Written by that Learned and Godly Divine John
Congregation at Boston, in Nem.England,
the Gun in lvie-Lanc, 1042.
opened and explained.
CH A P. I.
Kumb He Song of Songs, which is Solo
2 Let him kiffe mee with the kisses of his mouch: for thy love
is better then wine. 3 Because of the favour of thy good ointments, thy Name is as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the Virgins love thee.
4 Draw me,we will mnne afrer thee: the King hath brought me into his chambers: we
The Song of Songs Chap. I will bee glad and rejoyce in thee, wee will remember thy love more then wine, the upright love thee.
5°I am blacke, but comely, (O ye daughters of Jerusalem) as the Tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
6 Looke not upon me because I am black, because the Sunne hath looked upon mee : my Mothers children were angry with mee, they made me the keeper ofthe Vineyards, but my owne Vineyard have I not kept.
7. Tell me, (o thou whom my soule loveth) where thou feedest, where thou makelt thy Aock to relt at noone : for why should í be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions ?
8 Ifthou know not(O thou fairelt among women) goe thy way forth by the footsteps of thy flocke, and feed thy kiddés besides the shepheards tents.
9 I have compared thee, Omy love, to a company of horses in Pharaohs chariots.
10 Thy cheeks are comely with rowes of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
11 Wee will make thee borders of gold, with ftuds of Glver.
12 While the King fittech at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell there
13 A bundle of myrrhe is my welbeloved unto mee, hee shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
Chap. Love-fongs ancient.
14 My beloved is unto mee, as a cluster of Camphire in the Vineyards of En-gedi.
15 Behold, thou art faire,my love: behold, thou art faire, and hast doves eyes.
16 Behold, thou art faire,my beloved, yea, pleasant : also our bed is
green. 17 The beames of our house are Cedar, and our rafters of firre.
Cant. I.verses. The song of songs,which
his mouth , for thy love is better then
a Pfal.45. penned by one of the chiefe fingers of the Temple, (who now were all of them Prophets ; * Asaph, Hemax, Jedathun,) ) *1.Chron. upon occasion of Solomons marriage , 25.1. t0 s. with Pharaohs Daughter ; for though shee was a stranger by birth from the common wealth of Ifrael, yet his mar