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Song of Songs 3 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:1 -

In my bed at night[fn]

I sought the one I love;

I sought him, but did not find him.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:2 -

I will arise now and go about the city,

through the streets and the plazas.

I will seek the one I love.

I sought him, but did not find him.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:3 -

The guards who go about the city found me.

I asked them, “Have you seen the one I love? ”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:4 -

I had just passed them

when I found the one I love.

I held on to him and would not let him go

until I brought him to my mother’s house —

to the chamber of the one who conceived me.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:5 -

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 3:6 -

Who is this coming up from the wilderness

like columns of smoke,

scented with myrrh and frankincense

from every fragrant powder of the merchant?

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:7 -

Look! Solomon’s bed

surrounded by sixty warriors

from the mighty men of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:8 -

All of them are skilled with swords

and trained in warfare.

Each has his sword at his side

to guard against the terror of the night.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:9 -

King Solomon made a carriage for himself

with wood from Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:10 -

He made its posts of silver,

its back[fn] of gold,

and its seat of purple.

Its interior is inlaid with love[fn]

by the young women of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:11 -

Go out, young women of Zion,

and gaze at King Solomon,

wearing the crown his mother placed on him

on the day of his wedding —

the day of his heart’s rejoicing.

CSB Footnotes
Or bed night after night
LXX adds I called him, but he did not answer me
Lit until it pleases
Or base, or canopy
Or leather

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

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

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