Song of Solomon 11The Song of aSongs, which is Solomon’s.
The Bride Confesses Her Love
She ▼▼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 clove is better than wine;
3your danointing oils are fragrant;
your ename is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
4 fDraw me after you; glet us run.
hThe king has brought me into his chambers.
OthersWe will iexult and rejoice in you;
we will extol jyour love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
She5 I am very dark, but klovely,
O ldaughters of Jerusalem,
like mthe tents of nKedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
6Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My omother’s sons were angry with me;
they made me pkeeper of qthe vineyards,
but rmy own vineyard I have not kept!
7Tell me, you swhom my soul loves,
where you tpasture your flock,
where you make it ulie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your vcompanions?
Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other
He8 If you do not know,
O wmost beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
beside the shepherds’ tents.
9 I compare you, xmy love,
to ya mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
10 zYour 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 abthe king was on his couch,
my acnard gave forth its fragrance.
13My beloved is to me a sachet of admyrrh
that lies between my breasts.
14My beloved is to me a cluster of aehenna blossoms
in the vineyards of afEngedi.
He15 agBehold, ahyou are beautiful, aimy love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your ajeyes are doves.
She16 Behold, you are beautiful, akmy beloved, truly aldelightful.
Our couch is green;
17the beams of our house are amcedar;
our rafters are anpine.
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