Song of Songs chapter 3

In the night, the woman has an erotic dream about her lover. Then she has a sexual fantasy about him arriving with manly strength and virility.



Like this chapter of the Bible,
our comments are sexually explicit.






VERSE 1. By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn’t find him.

By night on my bed. That is, “All night long on my bed” (NIV translation). Some people say the woman is having a dream. If so, it is an erotic dream.

I sought him. That is, she yearned for him. She feels sexual desire. She was burning with sexual desire all night long.

him whom my soul loves. That is, “the love of my soul” (BBE translation).


VERSE 2. I will get up now, and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn’t find him.

I will seek him whom my soul loves. She goes into the city in search of her lover.


VERSE 3. The watchmen who go about the city found me; “Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”


VERSE 4. I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother’s house, into the room of her who conceived me.


VERSE 5. I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.

not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. When is the right time for a couple to have sexual intimacy? When they’re BOTH ready for it.

If they are not BOTH ready for sexual intimacy, then for one of them, it will be:

  • An obligation. Sex should never be a matter of obligation.
  • Unfulfilling. Sex should be fulfilling for both the woman and the man, not just for the man.
  • Unwanted. Sex should never be forced. That is called rape.

Song of Songs 2:7. I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.






VERSE 6. Who is this who comes up from the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all spices of the merchant?

comes up from the wilderness. This is often interpreted as Solomon arriving for his wedding. However, there are two problems with that interpretation:

  • The Song of Songs does not mention a wedding ceremony.
  • The Song of Songs never describes the woman and Solomon as being married.

In light of those two problems, these verses (6 to 10) can also be interpreted as a sexual fantasy of the woman.

pillars of smoke. These verses offer a portrait of manly strength and virility.


VERSE 7. Behold, it is Solomon’s carriage! Sixty mighty men are around it, of the mighty men of Israel.

Sixty mighty men are around it. Armed guards surround the royal chamber. Perhaps they are real guards. Or perhaps they are part of the woman’s sexual fantasy.


VERSE 8. They all handle the sword, and are expert in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh, because of fear in the night.


VERSE 9. King Solomon made himself a carriage of the wood of Lebanon.

made himself a carriage. This suggests a fantasy. In the real world, Solomon was probably not a craftsman. Instead, his life was taken up with extravagant displays of wealth and building his empire.


VERSE 10. He made its pillars of silver, its bottom of gold, its seat of purple, the middle of it being paved with love, from the daughters of Jerusalem.




VERSE 11. Go out, you daughters of Zion, and see king Solomon, with the crown with which his mother has crowned him, in the day of his weddings, in the day of the gladness of his heart.


« song 2   SONG OF SONGS   song 4 »

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


Author: todd

At Explore the Faith, I share insights into the Bible and theological writings. If you like what I write, become my partner by donating. Help me reach the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.