2 “1May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your alove is better than wine.
3 “Your aoils have a pleasing fragrance,
The aking has brought me into his chambers.”
“1We will rejoice in you and be glad;
Rightly do they love you.”
O bdaughters of Jerusalem,
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?”
8 “1If you yourself do not know,
aMost beautiful among women,
Go forth on the trail of the flock
And pasture your young goats
By the tents of the shepherds.
My bmare among the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 “Your acheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with strings of bbeads.”
11 “1We will make for you ornaments of gold
With beads of silver.”
13 “My beloved is to me a pouch of amyrrh
Which lies all night between my breasts.
14 “My beloved is to me a cluster of ahenna blossoms
In the vineyards of bEngedi.”
2 How beautiful you are!
Your beyes are like doves.”
And so pleasant!
Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
17 “The beams of our houses are acedars,
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