Song of Solomon 2:8-9

8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice

images6B7Y09OD A hart

He comes swiftly in grace like a roe or hart. He overcomes all obstacles for our salvation and makes us hinds like himself (Psalm 18:33, Hab.3:19). Also worth noting that the marginal reference to Psalm 22 is “Aijelel Shahar” which means hind on the run, a picture of the evil hunters seeking Christ’s death in Jerusalem.

He stands behind the wall, ” the wall of our hearts, the hardness, infidelity, and carnal reasonings of it, which are so many walls of separation between Christ and his people; behind which he stands, showing his resentment of them, and in order to demolish them, and get admittance: he is represented here, as nearer than when she first saw him, even at her very home;” (Gill). Like the sharp-eyed deer he sees everything and even inside us. Perhaps the lattice alludes to the yet unclear revelation we have of him (I Cor.12:13).

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