1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
2 "May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. 3 "Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is like purified oil; Therefore the maidens love you.
"Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers"
"We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they love you."
5 "I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon. 6 "Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard. 7 "Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture your flock, Where do you make it lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your companions?"New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation