Song of Solomon 3
Love Seeking Her Lover1 Upon 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. 2 I 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. 3 They found me, the ones keeping guard, the ones encircling in the city. [2not 3whom 5loved 4my soul 1Saw they]? 4 It 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. 5 I 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. 6 Who 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? 7 Behold, the bed of Solomon, sixty mighty men round about it, from among the mighty ones of Israel. 8 All 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. 10 His columns he made of silver, and his couch of gold, his step purple; within it [2stone pavement 1a love] from the daughters of Jerusalem. 11 Come 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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