Song of Solomon 1:5
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New Living Translation
I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem--dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon's tents.

King James Bible
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Darby Bible Translation
I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

World English Bible
I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

Young's Literal Translation
Dark am I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:5 Black - I confess, as to myself, I am contemptible and deformed. She alludes to the complexion of Pharaoh's daughter. Comely - Yet I am glorious within, and comely through the beauty which my husband hath put upon me, by his graces conferred upon me, in justification and sanctification. Daughters - By which she understands particular believers, whose mother, Jerusalem is called, Gal 4:26. The tents - Of the wild Arabians, the posterity of Kedar, Gen 25:13, who dwelt in tents, and were black and uncomely. The curtains - As the hangings wherewith Solomon's house was furnished, which none can doubt were most beautiful and glorious. So these two last clauses answer to the two first, and that in the same order in which they lie.

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Psalm 120:5
How I suffer in far-off Meshech. It pains me to live in distant Kedar.

Song of Solomon 2:7
Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, by the gazelles and wild deer, not to awaken love until the time is right.

Song of Solomon 2:14
My dove is hiding behind the rocks, behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see your face; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your face is lovely.

Song of Solomon 3:5
Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, by the gazelles and wild deer, not to awaken love until the time is right.

Song of Solomon 3:10
Its posts are silver, its canopy gold; its cushions are purple. It was decorated with love by the young women of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 4:3
Your lips are like scarlet ribbon; your mouth is inviting. Your cheeks are like rosy pomegranates behind your veil.

Song of Solomon 5:8
Make this promise, O women of Jerusalem--If you find my lover, tell him I am weak with love.

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