CONTENTMENT 8:8 – 8:12
- Her comments about her own breasts –Does her confidence increase through the Song?
- Does she feel confident in the relationship?
- Will ‘boarding up’ the young girls work?
We have a little sister and she has no breasts. What shall we do to prepare our sister for the day on which she is spoken for? If she is a wall, we shall build upon her an embankment of silver. If she is a door, we shall enclose her with planks of cedar.
First a request for some advice, or a statement that since what she did worked for her, they would try it on their sister too. What if we have a little sister with no breasts (I’m assuming this is referring to them not filling out yet).
IF she can wait for sex we will help her to look her best.
If she isn’t willing to wait — we will board her up — try to keep her from having any opportunity to have sex. Good luck with that!
I was a w all, and my breast were like towers. Then I became in his eyes as one who finds fulfillment. A vineyard belonged to Solomon at the Place of Plenty. He gave the vineyard to caretakers; each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels of silver. My own vineyard which belongs to me, lies before me. The thousand are for you, O Solomon, and two hundred for the caretakers of the fruit.
She weighs in with this: I was a wall — and still a wall be anyone but her husband. Look at her confidence. Compare breasts like towers with her description of them as hills of separation in the first part of the Song.
She brings fulfillment or contentment to him. That is the statement of a confident women, who is secure in who she is. One who knows that she is in a great relationship. This woman could pull off being the wife that is described in the book of Proverbs in the last section of the book.