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Song of Songs 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:1 -

I am a wildflower[fn] of Sharon,

a lily[fn] of the valleys.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:2 -

Like a lily among thorns,

so is my darling among the young women.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:3 -

Like an apricot[fn] tree among the trees of the forest,

so is my love among the young men.

I delight to sit in his shade,

and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:4 -

He brought me to the banquet hall,[fn]

and he looked on me with love.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:5 -

Sustain me with raisins;

refresh me with apricots,[fn]

for I am lovesick.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:6 -

May his left hand be under my head,

and his right arm embrace me.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:7 -

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you

by the gazelles and the wild does of the field,

do not stir up or awaken love

until the appropriate time.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:8 -

Listen! My love is approaching.

Look! Here he comes,

leaping over the mountains,

bounding over the hills.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 -

My love is like a gazelle

or a young stag.

See, he is standing behind our wall,

gazing through the windows,

peering through the lattice.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:10 -

My love calls to me:

Arise, my darling.

Come away, my beautiful one.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:11 -

For now the winter is past;

the rain has ended and gone away.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:12 -

The blossoms appear in the countryside.

The time of singing[fn] has come,

and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:13 -

The fig tree ripens its figs;

the blossoming vines give off their fragrance.

Arise, my darling.

Come away, my beautiful one.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:14 -

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,

in the crevices of the cliff,

let me see your face,[fn]

let me hear your voice;

for your voice is sweet,

and your face is lovely.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:15 -

Catch the foxes for us —

the little foxes that ruin the vineyards —

for our vineyards are in bloom.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:16 -

My love is mine and I am his;

he feeds among the lilies.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 -

Until the day breaks[fn]

and the shadows flee,

turn around, my love, and be like a gazelle

or a young stag on the divided mountains.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Traditionally rose
Or lotus
Or apple
Lit the house of wine
Or and his banner over me is love
Or apples
Lit until it pleases
Or pruning
Or form
The speaker could be the woman, the man, or both.
Lit breathes
Or the Bether mountains, or the mountains of spices ; Hb obscure

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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