Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other

Song of Solomon 1

The Beloved

8 If you do not know, g O fairest among women,
1 Follow in the footsteps of the flock,
And feed your little goats
Beside the shepherds' tents.

9 I have compared you, h my love,
i To my filly among Pharaoh's chariots.
10 j Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with chains of gold.

The Daughters of Jerusalem

11 We will make 2 you 3 ornaments of gold
With studs of silver.

The Shulamite

12 While the king is at his table,
My 4 spikenard sends forth its fragrance.
13 A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me,
That lies all night between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms
In the vineyards of En Gedi.

The Beloved

15 k Behold, you are fair, 5 my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove's eyes.

The Shulamite

16 Behold, you are l handsome, my beloved!
Yes, pleasant!
Also our 6 bed is green.
17 The beams of our houses are cedar,
And our rafters of fir.

Song of Solomon 2

1 I am the rose of Sharon,
And the lily of the valleys.

The Beloved

2 Like a lily among thorns,
So is my love among the daughters.

The Shulamite

3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I sat down in his shade with great delight,
And a his fruit was sweet to my taste.

The Shulamite to the Daughters of Jerusalem

4 He brought me to the 7 banqueting house,
And his banner over me was love.
5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins,
Refresh me with apples,
For I am lovesick.
6 b His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand embraces me.
7 c I 8 charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases.

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