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- The Song of Solomon
- Hld 1
11The Song of aSongs, which is Solomon's.
The Bride Confesses Her Love
2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your blove is better than wine;
3 your canointing oils are fragrant;
your dname is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
4eDraw me after you; flet us run.
gThe king has brought me into his chambers.
We will hexult and rejoice in you;
we will extol byour love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
5I am very dark, but ilovely,
O jdaughters of Jerusalem,
like kthe tents of lKedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
6Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My mmother's sons were angry with me;
they made me nkeeper of othe vineyards,
but pmy own vineyard I have not kept!
7Tell me, you qwhom my soul loves,
where you rpasture your flock,
where you make it slie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your tcompanions?
Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other
8If you do not know,
O umost beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
beside the shepherds' tents.
9I compare you, vmy love,
to wa mare among Pharaoh's chariots.
10xYour cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
your neck with strings of jewels.
11We will make for you2 ornaments of gold,
studded with silver.
12While ythe king was on his couch,
my znard gave forth its fragrance.
13My beloved is to me a sachet of amyrrh
that lies between my breasts.
14My beloved is to me a cluster of bhenna blossoms
in the vineyards of cEngedi.
15dBehold, eyou are beautiful, fmy love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your geyes are doves.
16Behold, you are beautiful, hmy beloved, truly idelightful.
Our couch is green;
17 the beams of our house are jcedar;
our rafters are jpine.