1. Song of Solomon 2:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the banner of love over the young woman?

Song of Solomon 2:4 (ESV)

4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

The Hebrew word degel that is translated “banner” refers to a battle standard or emblem that identifies an army. When the young woman says that his banner over me is love, she means that he is openly and publicly declaring his intentions with her, which is to love her.1 Their relationship is not just based on the potential of a sexual encounter, but one of open committed love for each other.