1 “1On my bed night after night I sought him
aWhom my soul loves;
I bsought him but did not find him.
In the astreets and in the squares
2I must seek him whom my soul loves.’
I sought him but did not find him.
3 “aThe watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
And I said, ‘Have you seen him whom my soul loves?’
When I found him whom my soul loves;
I bheld on to him and would not let him go
Until I had cbrought him to my mother’s house,
And into the room of her who conceived me.”
By the bgazelles or by the hinds of the field,
That you will not arouse or awaken my love
Until 2she pleases.”
Like bcolumns of smoke,
With all scented powders of the merchant?
Sixty mighty men around it,
Of the mighty men of Israel.
aExpert in war;
Each man has his bsword at his side,
From the timber of Lebanon.
Its 1back of gold
And its seat of purple fabric,
With its interior lovingly fitted out
By the adaughters of Jerusalem.
11 “Go forth, O adaughters of Zion,
And gaze on King Solomon with the 1crown
With which his mother has crowned him
On the bday of his wedding,
And on the day of his gladness of heart.”
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