1. Song of Solomon 6:2 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why does the woman tell the daughters of Jerusalem that her beloved has gone down to his garden?

Song of Solomon 6:2 (ESV)

2 My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies.

The final twist in her dream-like poem is that the difficult and dangerous search that she went through was ultimately unnecessary, since she discovers that she knows precisely where to find her beloved.1

She is his garden and his bed of spices (see Song of Solomon 4:12–15). His grazing in the garden and gathering lilies refer to them enjoying the delights of married life again (see Song of Solomon 2:16; Song of Solomon 4:5). She is assured that he will certainly come back to her to enjoy the pleasures tasted in Song of Solomon 5:1.2