Song of Solomon
||English: New American Standard Bible
Song of Solomon 1 [Commentary] [Map] |
||The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
||"May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.
||"Your oils have a pleasing fragrance,
Your name is like purified oil;
Therefore the maidens love you.
||"Draw me after you and let us run together!
The king has brought me into his chambers."
"We will rejoice in you and be glad;
We will extol your love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you."
||"I am black but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
||"Do not stare at me because I am swarthy,
For the sun has burned me.
My mother's sons were angry with me;
They made me caretaker of the vineyards,
But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
||"Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who veils herself
Beside the flocks of your companions?"
||"If you yourself do not know,
Most beautiful among women,
Go forth on the trail of the flock
And pasture your young goats
By the tents of the shepherds.
||"To me, my darling, you are like
My mare among the chariots of Pharaoh.
||"Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with strings of beads."
||"We will make for you ornaments of gold
With beads of silver."
||"While the king was at his table,
My perfume gave forth its fragrance.
||"My beloved is to me a pouch of myrrh
Which lies all night between my breasts.
||"My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
In the vineyards of Engedi."
||"How beautiful you are, my darling,
How beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves."
||"How handsome you are, my beloved,
And so pleasant!
Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
||"The beams of our houses are cedars,
Our rafters, cypresses.
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