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Song of Songs 8 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Lovers Speak

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 outdoors, I would kiss you;
No one would despise me, either.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:2 - “I would lead you and bring you
Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me;
I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:3 - Let his left hand be under my head,
And his right hand embrace me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:4 - The Groom
“Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem:
[fn]Do not disturb or awaken my love
Until she pleases.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - The Chorus
“Who is this coming up from the wilderness,
Leaning on her beloved?”
The Bride
“Beneath the apple tree I awakened you;
There your mother went into labor with you,
There she was in labor and gave birth to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 - “Put me like a seal over your heart,
Like a seal on your arm.
For love is as strong as death,
[fn]Jealousy is as severe as Sheol;
Its flames are flames of fire,
[fn]The flame of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:7 - “Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor will rivers flood over it;
If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love,
It would be utterly despised.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:8 - The Chorus
“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 barricade her with planks of cedar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:10 - The Bride
“I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers;
Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:11 - “Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;
He entrusted the vineyard to caretakers.
Each one was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:12 - “My very own vineyard is [fn]at my disposal;
The thousand shekels are for you, Solomon,
And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:13 - The Groom
“You who sit in the gardens:
My companions are listening for your voice
Let me hear it!”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - The Bride
[fn]Hurry, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle or a young [fn]stag
On the mountains of balsam trees!”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit Why should you disturb or
Or Its passion is as inflexible
Another reading is A vehement flame
Lit before me
Lit Flee
Lit of the stags

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