SONG OF SOLOMON 22:1 I am a rose of Sharon,a lily of the valleys. He2 As a lily among brambles,so is my love among the young women. She3 As an apple tree among the trees of the forest,so is my beloved among the young men.With great delight I sat in his shadow,and his fruit was sweet to my taste. 4 He brought me to the banqueting house,and his banner over me was love. 5 Sustain me with raisins;refresh me with apples,for I am sick with love. 6 His left hand is under my head,and his right hand embraces me! 7 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,by the gazelles or the does of the field,that you not stir up or awaken loveuntil it pleases. The Bride Adores Her Beloved8 The voice of my beloved!Behold, he comes,leaping over the mountains,bounding over the hills. 9 My beloved is like a gazelleor a young stag.Behold, there he standsbehind our wall,gazing through the windows,looking through the lattice. 10 My beloved speaks and says to me:“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,and come away, 11 for behold, the winter is past;the rain is over and gone. 12 The flowers appear on the earth,the time of singing has come,and the voice of the turtledoveis heard in our land. 13 The fig tree ripens its figs,and the vines are in blossom;they give forth fragrance.Arise, my love, my beautiful one,and come away. 14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,in the crannies of the cliff,let me see your face,let me hear your voice,for your voice is sweet,and your face is lovely. 15 Catch the foxes for us,the little foxesthat spoil the vineyards,for our vineyards are in blossom.”
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