Song of Solomon 7:11
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New International Version
Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages.

New Living Translation
Come, my love, let us go out to the fields and spend the night among the wildflowers.

English Standard Version
Come, my beloved, let us go out into the fields and lodge in the villages;

New American Standard Bible
"Come, my beloved, let us go out into the country, Let us spend the night in the villages.

King James Bible
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come, my love, let's go to the field; let's spend the night among the henna blossoms.

International Standard Version
Come, my beloved. Let us go out to the country, let us spend the night in the villages.

NET Bible
Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside; let us spend the night in the villages.

New Heart English Bible
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field. Let us lodge in the villages.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come, my beloved. Let's go into the field. Let's spend the night among the henna flowers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; Let us lodge in the villages.

New American Standard 1977
“Come, my beloved, let us go out into the country,
            Let us spend the night in the villages.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

King James 2000 Bible
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

American King James Version
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

American Standard Version
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; Let us lodge in the villages.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field, let us abide in the villages.

Darby Bible Translation
-- Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields; Let us lodge in the villages.

English Revised Version
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

Webster's Bible Translation
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

World English Bible
Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field. Let us lodge in the villages.

Young's Literal Translation
Come, my beloved, we go forth to the field,
Study Bible
The Bride Promises Her Love
10"I am my beloved's, And his desire is for me. 11"Come, my beloved, let us go out into the country, Let us spend the night in the villages. 12"Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 7:10
"I am my beloved's, And his desire is for me.

Song of Solomon 7:12
"Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.
Treasury of Scripture

Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

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(11) Forth into the field.--Comp. Song of Solomon 2:10; Song of Solomon 6:11. The same reminiscence of the sweet courtship in the happy "woodland places." It has been conjectured that this verse suggested to Milton the passage beginning, "To-morrow, ere fresh morning streak the East," &c. (P. L. 4:623, &c)

Verses 11, 12. - Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see whether the vine hath budded and its blossom be open, and the pomegranates be in flower: there will I give thee my love. All true poets will sympathize with the exquisite sentiment of the bride in this passage. The solitude and glory and reality of external nature are dearer to her than the bustle and splendour of the city and of the court. By "the field" is meant the country generally. The village or little town surrounded with vineyards and gardens was the scene of Shulamith's early life, and would always be delightful to her. The word is the plural of an unused form. It is found in the form copher (1 Samuel 6:18), meaning "a district of level country." Delitzsch renders, "let us get up early," rather differently - "in the morning we will start" - but the meaning is the same. The word dodhai, "my love," is "the evidences or expressions of my love" (cf. Song of Solomon 4:16; Song of Solomon 1:2). No doubt the bride is speaking in the springtime, the Wonnemond of May, when the pulses beat in sympathy with the rising life of nature. Come, my beloved,.... The word come is often used by Christ, and here by the church, in imitation of him; see Sol 2:10. This call is the call of the church upon Christ, to make good his promise, Sol 7:8; and is an earnest desire after the presence of Christ, and the manifestations of his love; which desire is increased the more it is enjoyed; and it shows the sense she had of her own insufficiency for the work she was going about: she knew that visiting the several congregations of the saints would be to little purpose, unless Christ was with her, and therefore she urges him to it; not that he was backward and unwilling to go with her, but he chooses to seem so, to make his people the more earnest for his presence, and to prize it the more when they have it; and it is pleasing to him to hear them ask for it. The endearing character, "my beloved", is used by the church, not only to express her affection for Christ, and faith of interest in him, but as an argument to engage him to go along with her. Her requests follow;

let us go forth into the field; from the city, where she had been in quest of Christ, and had now found him, Sol 5:7; into the country, for recreation and pleasure: the allusion may be to such who keep their country houses, to which they retire from the city, and take their walks in the fields, to see how the fruits grow, and enjoy the country air. The church is for going abroad into the fields; but then she would have Christ with her; walking in the fields yields no pleasure unless Christ is there; there is no recreation without him: the phrase expresses her desire of his presence everywhere, at home and abroad, in the city and the fields; and of her being with him alone, that she might tell him all her mind, and impart her love to him, which she could better do alone than in company it may also signify her desire to have the Gospel spread in the world, in the barren parts of it, which looked like uncultivated fields, the Gentile world; and so, in one of the Jewish Midrashes (c), these "fields", and the "villages" in the next clause, are interpreted of the nations of the world;

let us lodge in the villages; which, though places of mean entertainment for food and lodging, yet, Christ being with her, were more eligible to her than the greatest affluence of good things without him; and, being places of retirement from the noise and hurry of the city, she chose them, that she might be free of the cares of life, and enjoy communion with Christ, which she would have continued; and therefore was desirous of "lodging", at least all night, as in Sol 1:13. Some (d) render the words, "by", "in", or "among the Cyprus trees"; see Sol 1:14; by which may be meant the saints, comparable to such trees for their excellency, fragrancy, and fruitfulness; and an invitation to lodge by or with these could not be unwelcome to Christ, they being the excellent in the earth, in whom is all his delight.

(c) Shir Hashirim Rabba in loc. (d) Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Brightman, Michaelis. 11. field—the country. "The tender grape (Maurer translates, flowers) and vines" occurred before (So 2:13). But here she prepares for Him all kinds of fruit old and new; also, she anticipates, in going forth to seek them, communion with Him in "loves." "Early" implies immediate earnestness. "The villages" imply distance from Jerusalem. At Stephen's death the disciples were scattered from it through Judea and Samaria, preaching the word (Ac 8:4-25). Jesus Christ was with them, confirming the word with miracles. They gathered the old fruits, of which Jesus Christ had sown the seed (Joh 4:39-42), as well as new fruits.

lodge—forsaking home for Jesus Christ's sake (Mt 19:29).7:10-13 The church, the believing soul, triumphs in its relation to Christ, and interest in him. She humbly desires communion with him. Let us walk together, that I may receive counsel, instruction, and comfort from thee; and may make known my wants and my grievances to thee, with freedom, and without interruption. Communion with Christ is what all that are made holy earnestly breathe after. And those who would converse with Christ, must go forth from the world. Wherever we are, we may keep up communion with God. Nor should we go where we cannot in faith ask him to go with us. Those who would go abroad with Christ, must begin early in the morning of their days; must begin every day with him, seek him early, seek him diligently. A gracious soul can reconcile itself to the poorest places, if it may have communion with God in them; but the most delightful fields will not satisfy, unless the Beloved is there. Let us not think to be satisfied with any earthly object. Our own souls are our vineyards; they should be planted with useful trees. We should often search whether we are fruitful in righteousness. Christ's presence will make the vine flourish, and the tender grapes appear, as the returning sun revives the gardens. If we can appeal to him, Thou knowest all things, thou knowest that I love thee; if his Spirit witness with our spirit, that our souls prosper, it is enough. And we must beg of him to search and try us, to discover us to ourselves. The fruits and exercises of graces are pleasant to the Lord Jesus. These must be laid up, and always ready; that by our bringing forth much fruit, he may be glorified. It is all from him, therefore it is fit it should be all for him.
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