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Song of Solomon 1:1

King James Version (KJV)
Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

The song of songs - A song of peculiar excellence. See the Introduction. The rabbins consider this superior to all songs. Ten songs, says the Tarpon, have been sung; but this excels them all.

  1. The first was sung by Adam when his sin was pardoned.
  • The second was sung by Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea.
  • The third was sung by the Israelites when they drank of the rock in the wilderness.
  • The fourth was sung by Moses when summoned to depart from this world.
  • The fifth was sung by Joshua when the sun and moon stood still.
  • The sixth was sung by Deborah and Barak after the defeat of Sisera.
  • The seventh was sung by Hannah when the Lord promised her a son.
  • The eighth was sung by David for all the mercies given him by God.
  • The ninth is the present, sung in the spirit of prophecy by Solomon.
  • 10. The tenth is that which shall be sung by the children of Israel when restored from their captivities. See the Targum.

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