The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
Song of Solomon (Canticles) 2:2
How poor are the similes of the bride as compared with those of the Bridegroom. To him, she is a "lily among thorns; she can only say that he is "as the apple tree among the trees of the wood."
Song of Solomon (Canticles) 2:9
"Our wall." The bride had returned to her own home: the Bridegroom seeks her.
Song of Solomon (Canticles) 2:14
There is beautiful order here. First we have what the bride is as seen in Christ, "My dove." In herself most faulty; in Him "blameless and harmless" (Phi 2:15) the very character of the dove. The bride's place of safety, "in the clefts of the rock" -- hidden, so to speak, in the wounds of Christ. Thirdly, her privilege. "Stairs" speaks of access. It is not "secret places," as in A.V, but "the secret of the stairs" -- the way and privilege of access to His presence; (Eph 2:18); (Col 3:1); (Heb 10:19-22). Fourthly, the order of approach: she is to come near before she speaks, "Let me see thy countenance," then "Let me hear thy voice." Lastly, now that she is near and has spoken, He speaks a tender word of admonition: "Take us the foxes," etc.