1. Song of Solomon 2:10 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why does her beloved call on her to come away with him?

Song of Solomon 2:10 (ESV)

10 My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away,

The young woman now includes in her poem her beloved’s words (Song of Solomon 2:10–14). Instead of coming inside to her, he is calling his love, his beautiful one, to come outside and to go away with him to a place where they can be together. The implication being that the stage their relationship is in has frustrating barriers to intimacy.