Commentators do not agree on whether this is the brothers who spoke this, or the maiden.

Song of Solomon 2
15 Catch us the foxes,
The little foxes that spoil the vines,
For our vines have tender grapes.

The little foxes that spoil the vines: Clearly the maiden speaks poetically here, using the little foxes as emblems of that which would damage the love relationship she shares with her beloved. The idea is that their relationship is like a fruitful vineyard and the little foxes will damage the vineyard unless they are stopped and caught.

i. Glickman lists several “little foxes” that may trouble couples:

· Uncontrolled desire that drives a wedge of guilt and mistrust between the couple.

· Mistrust and jealousy that strains or breaks the bond of love.

· Selfishness and pride that refuses to acknowledge wrong and fault to one another.

· An unforgiving attitude that will not accept an apology.

catch us the foxes. The job of catching foxes is teamwork. One partner in the relationship can’t expect the other do it all.


Humility will go a long way in a relationship. Patience will carry you the rest of the way. If you are wrong, be quick to admit it and move on. If your partner is wrong, be patient while they come to the truth. Be patient even if they think they are right. Be patient and pray.