Song of Solomon 1:4–7

4 “Draw me after you and let us run together!

The aking has brought me into his chambers.”

1We will rejoice in you and be glad;

We will 2extol your blove more than wine.

Rightly do they love you.”

5 1I am black but alovely,

O bdaughters of Jerusalem,

Like the ctents of dKedar,

Like the curtains of Solomon.

6 “Do not stare at me because I am 1swarthy,

For the sun has burned me.

My amother’s sons were angry with me;

They made me bcaretaker of the vineyards,

But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.

7 “Tell me, O you awhom my soul loves,

Where do you bpasture your flock,

Where do you make it clie down at noon?

For why should I be like one who 1veils herself

Beside the flocks of your dcompanions?”

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