Song of Songs 7:1

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince's daughter! the curves of your thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful craftsman.
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AD 500
In every way, then, [the beauty of her feet] seems to me to be understood to follow the first fruits of praise in this people who are imitators of the footsteps of those who follow Christ to heaven by dying in the [steps of the] blessed prince of the apostles. Thus does this people, through its earthly works in the example of blessed Peter, by mortifying its flesh, migrate to heaven, just as it also comes into the light from the shadows of ignorance by following Christ the Head. - "Exposition of Song of Songs 10.4–5"

Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
graceful are your feet: by walking in accordance with the evangelical counsels. joined thighs: that is, the union of Jews and Gentiles in one Church of Christ. (Nicholas of Lyra)

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
What? Christ commends the Jews, who shall at last embrace the faith with great fervour. (Worthington) Thou. Hebrew and Septuagint, "ye. "They join this sentence with the preceding chapter. (Haydock) Companies. Hebrew, "as it were the choir (or dance) of Mahan aim "(Calmet) where Jacob saw the camps of angels, near the Jaboc. (Haydock) (Genesis xxxii.) These dances might be proverbial.


AD 420
The virgin bridegroom, having been praised by the virgin bride, in turn praises the virgin bride and says to her, “How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O daughter of Aminadab,” which is, being interpreted, a people that offers itself willingly. For virginity is voluntary, and therefore the steps of the church in the beauty of chastity are praised. This is not the time for me like a commentator to explain all the mysteries of virginity from the Song of Songs. I have no doubt that the fastidious reader will turn up his nose at what has already been said. - "Against Jovinianus 1.31"

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
How beautiful are thy steps: By these metaphors are signified the power and mission of the church in propagating the true faith.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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