|1||Song of Solomon||Reference|
|The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.||SONG OF SOLOMON. Solomon's beautiful song. Sg.1.1|
|O that you would kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! For your love is better than wine,||FIRST SONG. She. Sg.1.2-7|
|your anointing oils are fragrant, |
your name is oil poured out;
therefore the maidens love you.
|Draw me after you, let us make haste. |
The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
|I am very dark, but comely, |
O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
|Do not gaze at me because I am swarthy, |
because the sun has scorched me.
My mother's sons were angry with me,
they made me keeper of the vineyards;
but, my own vineyard I have not kept!
|Tell 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 wanders
beside the flocks of your companions?
|If you do not know, O fairest among women, |
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your kids beside the shepherds' tents.
|I compare you, my love, to a mare of Pharaoh's chariots.|
|Your cheeks are comely with ornaments, |
your neck with strings of jewels.
|We will make you ornaments of gold, |
studded with silver.
|While the king was on his couch, |
my nard gave forth its fragrance.
|My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh, |
that lies between my breasts.
|My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Enge'di.|
|Behold, you are beautiful, my love; |
behold, you are beautiful;
your eyes are doves.
|Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly lovely. |
Our couch is green;
|the beams of our house are cedar,|
our rafters are pine.
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