Song of Solomon 2:5
5“Sustain me with raisin cakes,
         Refresh me with apples,
         Because I am lovesick.

6“Let his left hand be under my head
         And his right hand embrace me.”

7“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
         By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field,
         That you do not arouse or awaken my love
         Until she pleases.”

8“Listen! My beloved!
         Behold, he is coming,
         Climbing on the mountains,
         Leaping on the hills!

9“My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
         Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
         He is looking through the windows,
         He is peering through the lattice.

10“My beloved responded and said to me,
         ‘Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
         And come along.

11‘For behold, the winter is past,
         The rain is over and gone.

12‘The flowers have already appeared in the land;
         The time has arrived for pruning the vines,
         And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

13‘The fig tree has ripened its figs,
         And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
         Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
         And come along!’”

14“O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
         In the secret place of the steep pathway,
         Let me see your form,
         Let me hear your voice;
         For your voice is sweet,
         And your form is lovely.”

15“Catch the foxes for us,
         The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
         While our vineyards are in blossom.”

16“My beloved is mine, and I am his;
         He pastures his flock among the lilies.

17“Until the cool of the day when the shadows flee away,
         Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle
         Or a young stag on the mountains of Bether.”

NASB ©1995

Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am sick from love.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Stay me up with flowers, compass me about with apples: because I languish with love.

Darby Bible Translation
Sustain ye me with raisin-cakes, Refresh me with apples; For I am sick of love.

English Revised Version
Stay ye me with raisins, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.

Webster's Bible Translation
Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick with love.

World English Bible
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.

Young's Literal Translation
Sustain me with grape-cakes, Support me with citrons, for I am sick with love.
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