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The Lily among the Thorns and the Apple Tree in the Forest

The Beloved to Her Lover:

2:1 I am a1 meadow flower2 from Sharon,3

a lily4 from the valleys.

The Lover to His Beloved:

2:2 Like5 a lily among the thorns,6

so is my darling among the maidens.

The Beloved about Her Lover:

2:3 Like7 an apple tree8 among the trees of the forest,

so is my beloved among the young men.

I delight9 to sit10 in his shade,11

and his fruit12 is sweet13 to my taste.14


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