Song of solomon 1 1The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. The Bride Confesses Her Love She[A] 2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; 3your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. 4Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. Others We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. She 5I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. 6Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept! 7Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions? Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other He 8If you do not know, O most beautiful among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats beside the shepherds’ tents. 9I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots. 10Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels. Others 11We will make for you[B] ornaments of gold, studded with silver. She 12While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance. 13My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh that lies between my breasts. 14My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi. He 15Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves. She 16Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. Our couch is green; 17the beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine.
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