Song of Solomon 1
Holman Christian Standard Bible
1 Solomon's Finest Song. W

2Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is more delightful than wine.

3The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating; your name is perfume poured out. No wonder young women adore you.

4Take me with you--let us hurry. Oh, that the king would bring me to his chambers. Y We will rejoice and be glad for you; we will praise your love more than wine. W It is only right that they adore you.

5Daughters of Jerusalem, I am dark like the tents of Kedar, yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.

6Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has gazed on me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards. I have not kept my own vineyard.

7Tell me, you, the one I love: Where do you pasture your sheep? Where do you let them rest at noon? Why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions? M

8If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats near the shepherds' tents.

9I compare you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.

10Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, your neck with its necklace.

11We will make gold jewelry for you, accented with silver. W

12While the king is on his couch, my perfume releases its fragrance.

13My love is a sachet of myrrh to me, spending the night between my breasts.

14My love is a cluster of henna blossoms to me, in the vineyards of En-gedi. M

15How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Your eyes are doves. W

16How handsome you are, my love. How delightful! Our bed is lush with foliage;

17the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses.

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