1. Song of Solomon 6:3 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why does the young woman say that she is her beloved’s, and he is hers?

Song of Solomon 6:3 (ESV)

3 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.

They have made a mutual commitment to one another. What God has joined together cannot easily be separated. The order of the phrase is reversed from Song of Solomon 2:16, as if to emphasize that, in contrast to her earlier selfishness in Song of Solomon 5:3, she is now eager to affirm that she belongs to her lover before claiming any ownership of him.1 In reaffirming that she and her lover belong to each other, she is both asserting the exclusiveness of the relationship and their commitment to each other.2