Solomon Arrives for the Wedding

Song of Solomon 3

6 c What is that coming up from the wilderness
like d columns of smoke,
perfumed with e myrrh and frankincense,
with all the fragrant powders of a merchant?
7 Behold, it is the litter 1 of Solomon!
Around it are f sixty g mighty men,
some of the mighty men of Israel,
8 all of them wearing swords
and expert in war,
each with his h sword at his thigh,
against i terror by night.
9 King Solomon made himself a carriage 2
from the wood of Lebanon.
10 He made its posts of silver,
its back of gold, its seat of purple;
its interior was inlaid with love
by j the daughters of Jerusalem.
11 Go out, O k daughters of Zion,
and look upon King Solomon,
with the crown with which his mother crowned him
on l the day of his wedding,
on the day of the gladness of his heart.

  1. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 8:5
    Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor.
    Song of Solomon 6:10
    "Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?"
    Isaiah 60:8
    Who are these that fly like a cloud, and like doves to their windows?
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 13:21
    And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.
    Joel 2:30
    And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke.
  3. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 4:6
    Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, I will go away to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense.
    Song of Solomon 4:14
    Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices -
    Matthew 2:11
    And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.
    John 19:39
    Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.
  4. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 6:8
    There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 23:8
    These are the names of the mighty men whom David had: Josheb-basshebeth a Tahchemonite; he was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against eight hundred whom he killed at one time.
    1 Chronicles 11:10
    Now these are the chiefs of David's mighty men, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of the Lord concerning Israel.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 45:3
    Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty!
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 91:5
    You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
  8. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 1:5
    I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 3:16 - 17
    The Lord said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, tinkling with their feet.
    Isaiah 4:4
    When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.
  10. Cross References
    Isaiah 62:5
    For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
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