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Song of Solomon


Song of Solomon - Chapter 1

Song of Solomon 1:1

The Song of songs, which is Solomon's. Beloved

Song of Solomon 1:2

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.

Song of Solomon 1:3

Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you.

Song of Solomon 1:4

Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his rooms. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you.

Song of Solomon 1:5

I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

Song of Solomon 1:6

Don't stare at me because I am dark, because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven't kept my own vineyard.

Song of Solomon 1:7

Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? Lover

Song of Solomon 1:8

If you don't know, most beautiful among women, follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.

Song of Solomon 1:9

I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.

Song of Solomon 1:10

Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.

Song of Solomon 1:11

We will make you earrings of gold, with studs of silver. Beloved

Song of Solomon 1:12

While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.

Song of Solomon 1:13

My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh, that lies between my breasts.

Song of Solomon 1:14

My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi. Lover

Song of Solomon 1:15

Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves. Beloved

Song of Solomon 1:16

Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; and our couch is verdant. Lover

Song of Solomon 1:17

The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved


Song of Solomon - Chapter 2

Song of Solomon 2:1

I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Lover

Song of Solomon 2:2

As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Beloved

Song of Solomon 2:3

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 2:4

He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love.

Song of Solomon 2:5

Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.

Song of Solomon 2:6

His left hand is under my head. His right hand embraces me.

Song of Solomon 2:7

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.

Song of Solomon 2:8

The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.

Song of Solomon 2:9

My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold, he stands behind our wall! He looks in at the windows. He glances through the lattice.

Song of Solomon 2:10

My beloved spoke, and said to me, "Rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.

Song of Solomon 2:11

For, behold, the winter is past. The rain is over and gone.

Song of Solomon 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Song of Solomon 2:13

The fig tree ripens her green figs. The vines are in blossom. They give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away." Lover

Song of Solomon 2:14

My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Song of Solomon 2:15

Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. Beloved

Song of Solomon 2:16

My beloved is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 2:17

Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether.


Song of Solomon - Chapter 3

Song of Solomon 3:1

By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him.

Song of Solomon 3:2

I will get up now, and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him.

Song of Solomon 3:3

The watchmen who go about the city found me; "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"

Song of Solomon 3:4

I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the room of her who conceived me.

Song of Solomon 3:5

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.

Song of Solomon 3:6

Who is this who comes up from the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all spices of the merchant?

Song of Solomon 3:7

Behold, it is Solomon's carriage! Sixty mighty men are around it, of the mighty men of Israel.

Song of Solomon 3:8

They all handle the sword, and are expert in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh, because of fear in the night.

Song of Solomon 3:9

King Solomon made himself a carriage of the wood of Lebanon.

Song of Solomon 3:10

He made its pillars of silver, its bottom of gold, its seat of purple, its midst being paved with love, from the daughters of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 3:11

Go forth, you daughters of Zion, and see king Solomon, with the crown with which his mother has crowned him, in the day of his weddings, in the day of the gladness of his heart. Lover


Song of Solomon - Chapter 4

Song of Solomon 4:1

Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is as a flock of goats, that descend from Mount Gilead.

Song of Solomon 4:2

Your teeth are like a newly shorn flock, which have come up from the washing, where every one of them has twins. None is bereaved among them.

Song of Solomon 4:3

Your lips are like scarlet thread. Your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.

Song of Solomon 4:4

Your neck is like David's tower built for an armory, whereon a thousand shields hang, all the shields of the mighty men.

Song of Solomon 4:5

Your two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a roe, which feed among the lilies.

Song of Solomon 4:6

Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh, to the hill of frankincense.

Song of Solomon 4:7

You are all beautiful, my love. There is no spot in you.

Song of Solomon 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, with me from Lebanon. Look from the top of Amana, from the top of Senir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

Song of Solomon 4:9

You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride. You have ravished my heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck.

Song of Solomon 4:10

How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine! The fragrance of your perfumes than all kinds of spices!

Song of Solomon 4:11

Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Song of Solomon 4:12

A locked up garden is my sister, my bride; a locked up spring, a sealed fountain.

Song of Solomon 4:13

Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates, with precious fruits: henna with spikenard plants,

Song of Solomon 4:14

spikenard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree; myrrh and aloes, with all the best spices,

Song of Solomon 4:15

a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, flowing streams from Lebanon. Beloved

Song of Solomon 4:16

Awake, north wind; and come, you south! Blow on my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and taste his precious fruits. Lover


Song of Solomon - Chapter 5

Song of Solomon 5:1

I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Friends Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved. Beloved

Song of Solomon 5:2

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."

Song of Solomon 5:3

I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on? I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil them?

Song of Solomon 5:4

My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.

Song of Solomon 5:5

I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock.

Song of Solomon 5:6

I opened to my beloved; but my beloved left; and had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn't find him. I called him, but he didn't answer.

Song of Solomon 5:7

The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.

Song of Solomon 5:8

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends

Song of Solomon 5:9

How is your beloved better than another beloved, you fairest among women? How is your beloved better than another beloved, that you do so adjure us? Beloved

Song of Solomon 5:10

My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand.

Song of Solomon 5:11

His head is like the purest gold. His hair is bushy, black as a raven.

Song of Solomon 5:12

His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.

Song of Solomon 5:13

His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Song of Solomon 5:14

His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

Song of Solomon 5:15

His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Song of Solomon 5:16

His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem. Friends


Song of Solomon - Chapter 6

Song of Solomon 6:1

Where has your beloved gone, you fairest among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? Beloved

Song of Solomon 6:2

My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Song of Solomon 6:3

I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine. He browses among the lilies,

Song of Solomon 6:4

You are beautiful, my love, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.

Song of Solomon 6:5

Turn away your eyes from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats, that lie along the side of Gilead.

Song of Solomon 6:6

Your teeth are like a flock of ewes, which have come up from the washing; of which every one has twins; none is bereaved among them.

Song of Solomon 6:7

Your temples are like a piece of a pomegranate behind your veil.

Song of Solomon 6:8

There are sixty queens, eighty concubines, and virgins without number.

Song of Solomon 6:9

My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Song of Solomon 6:10

Who is she who looks forth as the morning, beautiful as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners?

Song of Solomon 6:11

I went down into the nut tree grove, to see the green plants of the valley, to see whether the vine budded, and the pomegranates were in flower.

Song of Solomon 6:12

Without realizing it, my desire set me with my royal people's chariots. Friends

Song of Solomon 6:13

Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?


Song of Solomon - Chapter 7

Song of Solomon 7:1

How beautiful are your feet in sandals, prince's daughter! Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a skillful workman.

Song of Solomon 7:2

Your body is like a round goblet, no mixed wine is wanting. Your waist is like a heap of wheat, set about with lilies.

Song of Solomon 7:3

Your two breasts are like two fawns, that are twins of a roe.

Song of Solomon 7:4

Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon by the gate of Bathrabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon which looks toward Damascus.

Song of Solomon 7:5

Your head on you is like Carmel. The hair of your head like purple. The king is held captive in its tresses.

Song of Solomon 7:6

How beautiful and how pleasant you are, love, for delights!

Song of Solomon 7:7

This, your stature, is like a palm tree, your breasts like its fruit.

Song of Solomon 7:8

I said, "I will climb up into the palm tree. I will take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like clusters of the vine, the smell of your breath like apples, Beloved

Song of Solomon 7:9

Your mouth like the best wine, that goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of those who are asleep.

Song of Solomon 7:10

I am my beloved's. His desire is toward me.

Song of Solomon 7:11

Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field. Let us lodge in the villages.

Song of Solomon 7:12

Let's go early up to the vineyards. Let's see whether the vine has budded, its blossom is open, and the pomegranates are in flower. There I will give you my love.

Song of Solomon 7:13

The mandrakes give forth fragrance. At our doors are all kinds of precious fruits, new and old, which I have stored up for you, my beloved.


Song of Solomon - Chapter 8

Song of Solomon 8:1

Oh that you were like my brother, who nursed from the breasts of my mother! If I found you outside, I would kiss you; yes, and no one would despise me.

Song of Solomon 8:2

I would lead you, bringing you into my mother's house, who would instruct me. I would have you drink spiced wine, of the juice of my pomegranate.

Song of Solomon 8:3

His left hand would be under my head. His right hand would embrace me.

Song of Solomon 8:4

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. Friends

Song of Solomon 8:5

Who is this who comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I aroused you. There your mother conceived you. There she was in labor and bore you.

Song of Solomon 8:6

Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a very flame of the LORD.

Song of Solomon 8:7

Many waters can't quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned. Friends

Song of Solomon 8:8

We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is to be spoken for?

Song of Solomon 8:9

If she is a wall, we will build on her a turret of silver. if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. Beloved

Song of Solomon 8:10

I am a wall, and my breasts like towers, then I was in his eyes like one who found peace.

Song of Solomon 8:11

Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He leased out the vineyard to keepers. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

Song of Solomon 8:12

My own vineyard is before me. The thousand are for you, Solomon; two hundred for those who tend its fruit. Lover

Song of Solomon 8:13

You who dwell in the gardens, with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice! Beloved

Song of Solomon 8:14

Come away, my beloved! Be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices!