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Song of Solomon 1
W c 2 Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
3 The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating; g
your name is perfume poured out. h
No wonder young women i adore you.
4 Take me with you j—let us hurry.
Oh, that the king would bring k me to his chambers.
Y We will rejoice and be glad for you;
we will praise your love more than wine.
W It is only right that they adore you.
5 Daughters of Jerusalem, l
I am dark like the tents of Kedar, m
yet lovely n like the curtains of Solomon.
for the sun has gazed on me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me; o
they made me a keeper of the vineyards. p
I have not kept my own vineyard. q
7 Tell me, you, the one I love: r
Where do you pasture your sheep? s
Where do you let them rest at noon? t
beside the flocks of your companions? w
M x 8 If you do not know,
most beautiful of women, y
follow z the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
near the shepherds’ tents.
9 I compare you, my darling, a
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, e
your neck with its necklace.
accented with silver.
W 12 While the king is on his couch, f
13 My love is a sachet of myrrh to me, i
spending the night between my breasts.
14 My love is a cluster of henna blossoms to me, j
How very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves. m
W 16 How handsome you are, my love. n
Our bed is lush with foliage;
and our rafters are cypresses. o
1:1 Or The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s
1:2 The W, M, Y, N, and B indicate the editors’ opinions of the changes of speakers: W = Woman, M = Man, Y = Young women of Jerusalem, N = Narrator, B = Brothers. If a letter is in parenthesis (W), there is a question about the identity of the speaker.
1:2 Unexpected change of grammatical persons, here from he and his to your, is a Hb poetic device.
1:2 Or your caresses are, or your lovemaking is
1:3 Or wonder virgins
1:4 Or The king has brought
1:6 * my vineyard, which is mine
1:7 Or who wanders
1:7 To express shame or grief, or to conceal identity as a prostitute would; Gn 38:14–15
1:8 Some understand the young women to be the speakers in this verse.
1:8 * go out for yourself into
1:9 * my
1:9 Pharaoh’s chariot horses were stallions.
1:12 Or is at his table
1:12 * nard
1:14 = Wellspring of the Young Goat
1:17 Or firs, or pines
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