1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.a
2 Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
3 The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating;c
your name is perfume poured out.d
No wonder young womenB adore you.
4 Take me with youe—let’s hurry.
Oh, that the king would bringC me to his chambers.
We will rejoice and be glad in you;
we will celebrate your caresses more than wine.
It is only right that they adore you.
5 Daughters of Jerusalem,f
I am dark like the tents of Kedar,g
yet lovelyh like the curtains of Solomon.
for the sun has gazed on me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;i
they made me take care of the vineyards.j
I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
7 Tell me, you whom I love:k
Where do you pasture your sheep?l
Where do you let them rest at noon?m
Why should I be like one who veils herselfD
beside the flocks of your companions?n
8 If you do not know,
most beautiful of women,o
followF the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
near the shepherds’ tents.
9 I compare you, my darling,p
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry,r
your neck with its necklace.
accented with silver.
12 While the king is on his couch,H
13 The one I love is a sachet of myrrh to me,t
spending the night between my breasts.
14 The one I love is a cluster of henna blossoms to me,u
in the vineyards of En-gedi.v
15 How beautiful you are, my darling.
How very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.w
16 How handsome you are, my love.x
Our bed is verdant;
and our rafters are cypresses.J
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