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The clily of the valleys.”
2 “1Like a lily among the thorns,
So is my beloved among the 3young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his bbanner over me is love.
5 “Sustain me with araisin cakes,
Because cI am lovesick.
6 “Let ahis left hand be under my head
aThat you do not arouse or awaken my love
Until 2she pleases.”
8 “1Listen! My beloved!
Behold, he is coming,
Climbing aon the mountains,
Leaping on the hills!
Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering cthrough the lattice.
‘aArise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along.
The rain is over and gone.
The time has arrived for 1pruning the vines,
And the voice of the aturtledove has been heard in our land.
13 ‘The afig tree has ripened its figs,
And the bvines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along!’ ”
In the secret place of the steep 3pathway,
Let me see your 4form,
cLet me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
The 2little foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
While our bvineyards are in blossom.”
He bpastures his flock among the lilies.
Turn, my beloved, and be like a bgazelle
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