Song of Solomon 3
The Bride’s Dream1 On my bed a by night
I sought b him whom my soul loves;
c I sought him, but found him not.
2I will rise now and go about the city,
in d the streets and in the squares;
I will seek e him whom my soul loves.
I sought him, but found him not.
3 f The watchmen found me
as they went about in the city.
“Have you seen him whom my soul loves?”
4Scarcely had I passed them
when I found g him whom my soul loves.
I h held him, and would not let him go
until I had i brought him into my mother’s house,
and into the chamber of j her who conceived me.
5 k I adjure you, l O daughters of Jerusalem,
m by the gazelles or the does of the field,
that you not stir up or awaken love
until it pleases.
Solomon Arrives for the Wedding6 n What is that coming up from the wilderness
like o columns of smoke,
perfumed with p myrrh and frankincense,
with all the fragrant powders of a merchant?
7Behold, it is the litter ▼
▼That is, the couch on which servants carry a kingof Solomon!
Around it are r sixty s mighty men,
some of the mighty men of Israel,
8all of them wearing swords
and expert in war,
each with his t sword at his thigh,
against u terror by night.
9King Solomon made himself a carriage ▼
▼Or sedan chair
from the wood of Lebanon.
10He made its posts of silver,
its back of gold, its seat of purple;
its interior was inlaid with love
by w the daughters of Jerusalem.
11Go out, O x daughters of Zion,
and look upon King Solomon,
with the crown with which his mother crowned him
on y the day of his wedding,
on the day of the gladness of his heart.
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