I have a vineyard for you that I have personally planted. This vineyard is for you to tend and keep. It is for you to nurture. It is our vineyard together – it is my betrothal gift to you.
Our vineyard is still so young. It is our love story. Watch out for the little foxes that would destroy it.
Vineyards have value that predators want. Keep your vigilance. Foxes, little foxes, want what is blossoming before the blooms can fully mature and reproduce.
Be on your look out, all of the time. Never get complacent. Catch us those little foxes that spoil the vines for our vines have tender grapes. Catch all the foxes before they ruin the vineyard. The grapevines are blossoming.
I will strengthen the bars of your gates and bless your people within your dwellings. I want to hedge you. Oh, that you would let me keep you.
This is my gift to you. I need you to take care of it. I have done everything I’ve needed to procure the land for you, clear it of stones, plant the vines, put a wine press in, gates and watch towers. There isn’t anything more I can do. Be sure to take care of it so that good grapes can grow and bring a bountiful harvest.
This is my betrothal gift. Come into our vineyard and smell the fragrance, feel its shade. I am there with you in the vineyard, strolling amongst the vines. I delight in the flowers. I delight in our time spent together. Come with me into the garden until dawn breathes its light and night slips away. I am waiting.
Song of Solomon 2:15-17