1. Song of Solomon 8:2 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the spiced wine and juice of her pomegranate that the woman would give him to drink?

Song of Solomon 8:2 (ESV)

2 I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother she who used to teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranate.

The spiced wine that she will give him reminds us of the best wine in Song of Solomon 7:9 and is now also called the juice of my pomegranates. Her pomegranates (probably a reference to her breasts) are not just in bloom, as in Song of Solomon 6:11 and Song of Solomon 7:12, but have budded and borne fruit, which now becomes the source of his intoxicating refreshment.

There is an element of newness about this sexual encounter (see Song of Solomon 7:13), yet at the same time, it represents the fulfilment of desires that have existed since the beginning of the Song.1