When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee;
Yea, †I should not be despised.
2 I would lead thee, and abring thee into my mother’s house, who would instruct me:
3 eHis left hand should be under my head,
eAnd his right hand should embrace me.
†That ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
5 hWho is this that cometh up from the wilderness,
Leaning upon her beloved?
There thy mother brought thee forth:
There she brought thee forth that bare thee.
As la seal upon thine arm:
For mlove is strong as death;
The ocoals thereof are coals of fire,
Neither can the floods drown it:
iIf a man would give all the substance of his house for love,
It would utterly be contemned.
8 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?
9 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.
Every one for the fruit thereof was to bring za thousand pieces of silver.
Thou, O Solomon, must have za thousand,
13 bThou that dwellest in the gardens,
cThe companions hearken to thy voice:
dCause me to hear it.
And fbe thou like to a roe or to a young hart
Upon the mountains of spices.
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