The Bride Confesses Her Love

Song of Solomon 1

1 The a song of songs, which is Solomon's.


2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth -
b For your 3 love is better than wine.
3 Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.

The Daughters of Jerusalem

4 c Draw me away!
d We will run after 4 you. 5
The king e has brought me into his chambers.
We will be glad and rejoice in 5 love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you. 5

5 I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not look upon me, because I am dark,
Because the sun has 10 tanned me.
My mother's sons were angry with me;
They made me the keeper of the vineyards,
But my own f vineyard I have not kept.

(To Her Beloved)

7 Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who 11 veils herself
By the flocks of your companions?

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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