Song of Solomon
||English: New American Standard Bible
Song of Solomon 2 [Commentary] [Map] |
|| "I am the rose of Sharon,
The lily of the valleys."
||"Like a lily among the thorns,
So is my darling among the maidens."
||"Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
||"He has brought me to his banquet hall,
And his banner over me is love.
||"Sustain me with raisin cakes,
Refresh me with apples,
Because I am lovesick.
||"Let his left hand be under my head
And his right hand embrace me."
||"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field,
That you do not arouse or awaken my love
Until she pleases."
||"Listen! My beloved!
Behold, he is coming,
Climbing on the mountains,
Leaping on the hills!
||"My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering through the lattice.
||"My beloved responded and said to me,
`Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along.
||`For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
||`The flowers have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for pruning the vines,
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
||`The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along!' "
||"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your form,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your form is lovely."
||"Catch the foxes for us,
The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
While our vineyards are in blossom."
||"My beloved is mine, and I am his;
He pastures his flock among the lilies.
||"Until the cool of the day when the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle
Or a young stag on the mountains of Bether."
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