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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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"
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.
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"