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8 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother!

When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee;

Yea, I should not be despised.

I would lead thee, and abring thee into my mother’s house, who would instruct me:

I would cause thee to drink of bspiced wine of the cjuice of my dpomegranate.

eHis left hand should be under my head,

eAnd his right hand should embrace me.

fI charge you, gO daughters of Jerusalem,

That ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

hWho is this that cometh up from the wilderness,

Leaning upon her beloved?

I iraised thee up under the kapple tree:

There thy mother brought thee forth:

There she brought thee forth that bare thee.

Set me as a seal upon thine heart,

As la seal upon thine arm:

For mlove is strong as death;

nJealousy is cruel as the grave:

The ocoals thereof are coals of fire,

Which hath pa most vehement qflame.

Many waters cannot quench love,

Neither can the floods drown it:

iIf a man would give all the substance of his house for love,

It would utterly be contemned.

We have a little sister, and rshe hath no breasts:

What shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

If she be a wall, we will build upon her a spalace of silver:

And if she be a door, we will inclose her with tboards of cedar.

10  I am a wall, and my breasts like utowers:

Then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.

11  Solomon had a vvineyard at wBaal-hamon;

xHe let out the vineyard unto ykeepers;

Every one for the fruit thereof was to bring za thousand pieces of silver.

12  My vineyard, which is mine, is before me:

Thou, O Solomon, must have za thousand,

And ythose that keep the fruit thereof atwo hundred.

13  bThou that dwellest in the gardens,

cThe companions hearken to thy voice:

dCause me to hear it.

14  eMake haste, my beloved,

And fbe thou like to a roe or to a young hart

Upon the mountains of spices.

KJV 1900

About King James Version

This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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