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Song of Songs 8 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Longing for Her Beloved

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:1 - Oh that you were like a brother to me
who nursed at my mother’s breasts!
If I found you outside, I would kiss you,
and none would despise me.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:2 - I would lead you and bring you
into the house of my mother—
she who used to teach me.
I would give you spiced wine to drink,
the juice of my pomegranate.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:3 - His left hand is under my head,
and his right hand embraces me!

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:4 - I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
that you not stir up or awaken love
until it pleases.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - Who is that coming up from the wilderness,
leaning on her beloved?
Under the apple tree I awakened you.
There your mother was in labor with you;
there she who bore you was in labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 - Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death,
jealousy[fn] is fierce as the grave.[fn]
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
the very flame of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:7 - Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love
all the wealth of his house,
he[fn] would be utterly despised.

Final Advice

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:8 - Others
We have a little sister,
and she has no breasts.
What shall we do for our sister
on the day when she is spoken for?

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:9 - If she is a wall,
we will build on her a battlement of silver,
but if she is a door,
we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:10 - She
I was a wall,
and my breasts were like towers;
then I was in his eyes
as one who finds[fn] peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:11 - Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;
he let out the vineyard to keepers;
each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:12 - My vineyard, my very own, is before me;
you, O Solomon, may have the thousand,
and the keepers of the fruit two hundred.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:13 - He
O you who dwell in the gardens,
with companions listening for your voice;
let me hear it.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - She
Make haste, my beloved,
and be like a gazelle
or a young stag
on the mountains of spices.
ESV Footnotes
Or ardor
Hebrew as Sheol
Or it
Or brings out
ESV

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