Song of Solomon 3


Love Seeking Her Lover

1Upon my bed in the nights I sought whom [2loved 1my soul]. I sought him, and I did not find him. I called unto him, and he did not hearken to me. 2I shall rise up indeed, and I shall encircle in the city, in the markets, and in the squares, and I will seek whom [2loved 1my soul]. I sought him, and I did not find him. 3They found me, the ones keeping guard, the ones encircling in the city. [2not 3whom 5loved 4my soul 1Saw they]? 4It was a little time when I passed by them, until of which time I found whom [2loved 1my soul]. I held him, and did not let go of him, until of which time I brought him into the house of my mother, and into the inner chamber of the one conceiving me. 5I bound you by an oath, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the powers and by the strengths of the field, if you should arise and awaken love until whenever it should want. 6Who is she ascending from the wilderness as sticks of smoke, being of burning incense of myrrh and frankincense, from all the powders of the perfumer? 7Behold, the bed of Solomon, sixty mighty men round about it, from among the mighty ones of Israel. 8All holding a broadsword, being taught war; every man with his broadsword upon his thigh, because of consternation in the nights. 9[4a carriage 3made 5for himself 1King 2Solomon] from woods of Lebanon. 10His columns he made of silver, and his couch of gold, his step purple; within it [2stone pavement 1a love] from the daughters of Jerusalem. 11Come forth and behold, daughters of Zion! unto king Solomon, unto the crown which [2crowned 3him 1his mother] in the day of his betrothing, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
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