The Song of Songs 8:8Context
The Beloved’s Brothers: We have a little sister, and as yet she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister on the day when she is spoken for? 1
Ps 2:8; Ps 72:17-19; Ps 147:19,20; So 4:5; So 7:3; So 8:10; Isa 49:6; Isa 60:1-5,10,11; Eze 16:46,55,56,61; Eze 23:33; Lu 19:44; Joh 10:16; Ac 7:38; Ac 10:1-48; Ac 11:1-18; Ac 15:14-17; Ac 16:9; Ac 22:21; Ac 26:17,18; Ro 3:1,2; Ro 10:12-15; Ro 15:9-12; Eph 2:12; Eph 2:13-15,19-22; 1Pe 2:12
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1 sn The Beloved’s brothers knew that once a couple is betrothed, sexual temptations would be at their greatest. Thus, in v. 9 they devise a plan to protect the purity of their sister: If she is a virtuous young woman, they would reward her; however, if she is prone to temptation, they will restrain her and guard her from promiscuity.