January 21, 2017: Verse of the day

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2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his. This clearly expresses the sanctity of a monogamous relationship that is built on mutual love (cf. 6:3; 7:10).

MacArthur Study Bible

2:16 The possession of the loved one prefigures the possession of Christ and the church.

ESV Study Bible

2:16 My beloved belongs to me and I belong to him This statement—repeated in 6:3—reveals the intimate relationship between the man and woman. They belong to each other in a mutual giving of their love.

Faithlife Study Bible

2:16 he grazes among the lilies. In view of the context, this is most likely a metaphor for lovemaking.

Reformation Study Bible

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