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SONG OF SOLOMON 1

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  1:1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. The Bride Confesses Her Love
She2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine;
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your anointing oils are fragrant;
your name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.

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Draw me after you; let us run.
The king has brought me into his chambers.Others
We will exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
She5
I am very dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
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Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
they made me keeper of the vineyards,
but my own vineyard I have not kept!
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Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
where you pasture your flock,
where you make it lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your companions?
Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other
He8
If you do not know,
O most beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
beside the shepherds’ tents.

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I compare you, my love,
to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
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Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
your neck with strings of jewels.
Others11
We will make for you ornaments of gold,
studded with silver.
She12
While the king was on his couch,
my nard gave forth its fragrance.
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My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh
that lies between my breasts.
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My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
in the vineyards of Engedi.
He15
Behold, you are beautiful, my love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your eyes are doves.
She16
Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful.
Our couch is green;
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the beams of our house are cedar;
our rafters are pine.

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