Song of Solomon 11 The Song of a Songs, which is Solomon’s.
The Bride Confesses Her Love
The translators have added speaker identifications based on the gender and number of the Hebrew words 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your c love is better than wine;
3 your d anointing oils are fragrant;
your e name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
4 f Draw me after you; g let us run.
h The king has brought me into his chambers.
OthersWe will i exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol j your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
She5 I am very dark, but k lovely,
O l daughters of Jerusalem,
like m the tents of n Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My o mother’s sons were angry with me;
they made me p keeper of q the vineyards,
but r my own vineyard I have not kept!
7 Tell me, you s whom my soul loves,
where you t pasture your flock,
where you make it u lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your v companions?
Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other
He8 If you do not know,
O w most beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
beside the shepherds’ tents.
9 I compare you, x my love,
to y a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
10 z Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
your neck with strings of jewels.
Others11 We will make for you ▼
▼ The Hebrew for you is feminine singularornaments of gold,
studded with silver.
She12 While ab the king was on his couch,
my ac nard gave forth its fragrance.
13 My beloved is to me a sachet of ad myrrh
that lies between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of ae henna blossoms
in the vineyards of af Engedi.
He15 ag Behold, ah you are beautiful, ai my love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your aj eyes are doves.
She16 Behold, you are beautiful, ak my beloved, truly al delightful.
Our couch is green;
17 the beams of our house are am cedar;
our rafters are an pine.
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