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Song Of Solomon 2:15

    Song of Solomon 2:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, That spoil the vineyards; For our vineyards are in blossom.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take for us the foxes, the little foxes, which do damage to the vines; our vines have young grapes.

    Webster's Revision

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, That spoil the vineyards; For our vineyards are in blossom.

    World English Bible

    Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. Beloved

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom.

    Definitions for Song of Solomon 2:15

    Spoil - Booty; prey.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:15

    Take us the foxes - That these were ruinous to vines all authors allow. They love the vine, and they are eaten in autumn in some countries, according to Galen, when they are very fat with eating the grapes. They abounded in Judea; and did most damage when the clusters were young and tender. It is likely that these are the words of the bridegroom to his companions, just as he was entering the apartment of his spouse. "Take care of the vineyard: set the traps for the foxes, which are spoiling the vines; and destroy their young as far as possible."

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 2:15

    The bride answers by singing what appears to be a fragment of a vine-dresser's ballad, insinuating the vineyard duties imposed on her by her brethren Sol 1:6, which prevent her from joining him. The destructive propensities of foxes or jackals in general are referred to, no grapes existing at the season indicated. Allegorical interpretations make these foxes symbolize "false teachers" (compare Ezekiel 13:4).

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 2:15

    2:15 Take us - The bridegroom gives this charge to his bridemen or friends. By whom he understands those magistrates and ministers to whom, under Christ, the custody of the vineyards, the churches, principally belong. These he commands to take the foxes, to restrain them from doing this mischief. Foxes - The disturbers of the vineyard, or the church, seducers or false teachers. Little foxes - This he adds for more abundant caution, to teach the church to prevent errors and heresies in the beginnings. Spoil vines - Which foxes do many ways, by gnawing and breaking the little branches and leaves, by digging holes in the vineyards, and so spoiling the roots. Tender grapes - Which are easily spoiled, if great care be not used to prevent it.