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Song Of Solomon 2:4

    Song of Solomon 2:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me was love.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He took me to the house of wine, and his flag over me was love.

    Webster's Revision

    He brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me was love.

    World English Bible

    He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

    Definitions for Song of Solomon 2:4

    Banqueting - A drinking bout.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:4

    He brought me to the banqueting house - Literally, the house of wine. The ancients preserved their wine, not in barrels or dark cellars under ground, as we do, but in large pitchers, ranged against the wall in some upper apartment in the house, the place where they kept their most precious effects. We have a proof of this in Homer: -

    Ως φαν· ὁ δ' ὑψοραφον θαλομον κατεβησατο πατρος

    Ευρυν, ὁθι νητος χρυσος και χαλκος εκειτο,

    Εσθης τ' εν χηλοισιν, ἁλις τ' ευωδες ελαιον.

    Εν δε πιθοι οινοιο παλαιου ἡδυποτοιο

    Εστασαν, ακρητον θειον ποτον εντος εχοντες,

    Ἑξειης ποτε τοιχον αρηροτες· ειποτ' Οδυσσευς

    Οικαδε νοστησειε, και αλγεα πολλα μογησας.

    Κληΐσται δ' επεσαν σανιδες πυκινως αραρυιαι,

    Δικλιδες· εν δε γυνη ταμιη νυκτας τε και ημαρ

    Εσχ', κ. τ. λ.. Od. lib. ii., ver. 337.

    Meantime the lofty rooms the prince surveys,

    Where lay the treasures of th' Ithacian race.

    Here, ruddy brass and gold refulgent blazed;

    continued...

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 2:4

    His banner - As the standard is the rallying-point and guide of the individual soldier, so the bride, transplanted from a lowly station to new scenes of unaccustomed splendor, finds support and safety in the known attachment of her beloved. His "love" is her "banner." The thought is similar to that expressed in the name "Jehovah-nissi" (see the Exodus 17:15 note).

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 2:4

    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.