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8 The voice of my beloved!
Behold, he comes
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
9 dMy beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Behold, he stands behind our wall;
He is looking through the windows,
Gazing through the lattice.
“Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away.
The rain is over and gone.
The time of singing has come,
And the voice of the turtledove
Is heard in our land.
And the vines with the tender grapes
Give a good smell.
Rise up, my love, my fair one,
And come away!
14 “O my edove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret places of the cliff,
Let me see your 3face,
fLet me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your face is lovely.”
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