THE WORLD ENGLISH BIBLE (WEB): SONG OF SOLOMON ***
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Book 22 Song of Solomon 001:001 The Song of songs, which is Solomon's. Beloved 001:002 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine. 001:003 Your oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, therefore the virgins love you. 001:004 Take me away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his chambers. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right to love you. 001:005 I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains. 001:006 Don't stare at me because I am dark, because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven't kept my own vineyard. 001:007 Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? Lover 001:008 If you don't know, most beautiful among women, follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside the shepherds' tents. 001:009 I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots. 001:010 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels. 001:011 We will make you earrings of gold, with studs of silver. Beloved 001:012 While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance. 001:013 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh, that lies between my breasts. 001:014 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi. Lover 001:015 Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves. Beloved 001:016 Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; and our couch is verdant. Lover 001:017 The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved 002:001 I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Lover 002:002 As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Beloved 002:003 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, his fruit was sweet to my taste. 002:004 He brought me to the banquet hall. His banner over me is love. 002:005 Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love. 002:006 His left hand is under my head. His right hand embraces me. 002:007 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. 002:008 The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills. 002:009 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold, he stands behind our wall! He looks in at the windows. He glances through the lattice. 002:010 My beloved spoke, and said to me, "Rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. 002:011 For, behold, the winter is past. The rain is over and gone. 002:012 The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. 002:013 The fig tree ripens her green figs. The vines are in blossom. They give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away." Lover 002:014 My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. 002:015 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. Beloved 002:016 My beloved is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies. 002:017 Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether. 003:001 By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him. 003:002 I will get up now, and go about the city; in the streets and in the squares I will seek him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him. 003:003 The watchmen who go about the city found me; "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?" 003:004 I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the