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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Song of Solomon 7:9–8:4

9 And your 1amouth like the best wine!”

2It bgoes down smoothly for my beloved,

Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.

The Union of Love

10aI am my beloved’s,

And his bdesire is for me.

11 “Come, my beloved, let us go out into the 1country,

Let us spend the night in the villages.

12 “Let us rise early and go to the vineyards;

Let us asee whether the vine has budded

And its blossoms have opened,

And whether the pomegranates have bloomed.

There I will give you my love.

13 “The amandrakes have given forth fragrance;

And over our doors are all bchoice fruits,

Both new and old,

Which I have saved up for you, my beloved.

Chapter 8

The Lovers Speak

1 “Oh that you were like a brother to me

Who nursed at my mother’s breasts.

If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you;

No one would despise me, either.

2 “I would lead you and abring you

Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me;

I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.

3 “Let ahis left hand be under my head

And his right hand embrace me.”

41aI want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem,

2Do not arouse or awaken my love

Until 3she pleases.”

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