13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
13 You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!
13 O you who dwell in the gardens, with companions listening for your voice; let me hear it.
13 Oh, lady of the gardens, my friends are with me listening. Let me hear your voice!
13 The Beloved You who dwell in the gardens, The companions listen for your voice-- Let me hear it!
13 OÂ my darling, lingering in the gardens, your companions are fortunate to hear your voice. Let me hear it, too!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Song of Solomon 8:13
Commentary on Song of Solomon 8:13-14
(Read Song of Solomon 8:13,14)
These verses close the conference between Christ and his church. He first addresses her as dwelling in the gardens, the assemblies and ordinances of his saints. He exhorts her to be constant and frequent in prayers, supplications, and praises, in which he delights. She replies, craving his speedy return to take her to be wholly with Him. The heavens, those high mountains of sweet spices, must contain Christ, till the times come, when every eye shall see him, in all the glory of the better world. True believers as they are looking for, so they are hastening to the coming of that day of the Lord. Let every Christian endeavour to perform the duties of his station, that men may see his good works, and glorify his heavenly Father. Continuing earnest in prayer for what we want, our thanksgivings will abound, and our joy will be full; our souls will be enriched, and our labours prospered. We shall be enabled to look forward to death and judgment without fear. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.