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Song of Songs 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Sng 1:1

The song of songs, which is Solomon’s.

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Sng 1:2

The Shulamitefn
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
For yourfn love is better than wine.

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Sng 1:3

Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.

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Sng 1:4

Draw me away!

The Daughters of Jerusalem
We will run after you.fn

The Shulamite
The king has brought me into his chambers.

The Daughters of Jerusalem
We will be glad and rejoice in you.fn
We will remember yourfn love more than wine.

The Shulamite
Rightly do they love you.fn

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Sng 1:5

I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.

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Sng 1:6

Do not look upon me, because I am dark,
Because the sun has tanned me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
They made me the keeper of the vineyards,
But my own vineyard I have not kept.

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Sng 1:7

(To Her Beloved)
Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who veils herselffn
By the flocks of your companions?

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Sng 1:8

The Beloved
If you do not know, O fairest among women,
Follow in the footsteps of the flock,
And feed your little goats
Beside the shepherds’ tents.

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Sng 1:9

I have compared you, my love,
To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots.

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Sng 1:10

Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with chains of gold.

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Sng 1:11

The Daughters of Jerusalem
We will make youfn ornaments of gold
With studs of silver.

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Sng 1:12

The Shulamite
While the king is at his table,
My spikenard sends forth its fragrance.

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Sng 1:13

A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me,
That lies all night between my breasts.

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Sng 1:14

My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms
In the vineyards of En Gedi.

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Sng 1:15

The Beloved
Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes.

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Sng 1:16

The Shulamite
Behold, you are handsome, my beloved!
Yes, pleasant!
Also our bed is green.

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Sng 1:17

The beams of our houses are cedar,
And our rafters of fir.
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NKJV Footnotes

A Palestinian young woman !RM(compare 6:13). The speaker and audience are identified according to the number, gender, and person of the Hebrew words. Occasionally the identity is not certain.
Masculine singular, that is, the Beloved
Masculine singular, that is, the Beloved
Feminine singular, that is, the Shulamite
Masculine singular, that is, the Beloved
Masculine singular, that is, the Beloved
Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate read wanders.
Feminine singular, that is, the Shulamite

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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