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Song of Songs 4 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Solomon's Love Expressed

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:1 - [fn][fn]How beautiful you are, my darling,
[fn]How beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves behind your veil;
Your hair is like a flock of goats
That have descended from Mount Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 - “Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes
Which have come up from their washing,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has [fn]lost her young.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:3 - “Your lips are like a scarlet thread,
And your mouth is lovely.
Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate
Behind your veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:4 - “Your neck is like the tower of David,
Built [fn]with rows of stones
On which are hung a thousand shields,
All the round shields of the mighty men.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:5 - “Your two breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle
Which feed among the lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:6 - “Until [fn]the cool of the day
When the shadows flee away,
I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh
And to the hill of frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:7 - “You are altogether beautiful, my darling,
And there is no blemish in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 - Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,
May you come with me from Lebanon.
[fn]Journey down from the summit of Amana,
From the summit of Senir and Hermon,
From the dens of lions,
From the mountains of leopards.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:9 - “You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride;
You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,
With a single strand of your necklace.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - “How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much better is your love than wine,
And the fragrance of your oils
Than all kinds of [fn]spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - “Your lips, my bride, drip honey;
Honey and milk are under your tongue,
And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - “A garden locked is my sister, my bride,
A [fn]rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:13 - “Your shoots are an [fn]orchard of pomegranates
With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:14 - Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
With all the trees of frankincense,
Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest [fn]spices.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 - You are a garden spring,
A well of [fn]fresh water,
And streams flowing from Lebanon.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 - [fn]Awake, O north wind,
And come, wind of the south;
Make my garden breathe out fragrance,
Let its [fn]spices [fn]be wafted abroad.
May my beloved come into his garden
And eat its choice fruits!”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: Behold
Or, miscarried
Or, for an arsenal
Literally: the day blows
Or, Look
Or, balsam odors
Literally: stone heap
Or, park or paradise
Or, balsam odors
Literally: living
Or, balsam odors
Literally: flow forth

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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