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Song of Songs 1 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:1 - Solomon's Most Excellent Love Song. The Beloved to Her Lover:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - Oh, how I wish you would kiss me passionately! For your lovemaking is more delightful than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:3 - The fragrance of your colognes is delightful; your name is like the finest perfume. No wonder the young women adore you!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me after you; let us hurry! May the king bring me into his bedroom chambers! The Maidens to the Lover: We will rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. The Beloved to Her Lover: How rightly the young women adore you! The Beloved to the Maidens:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:5 - I am dark but lovely, O maidens of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Qedar, lovely like the tent curtains of Salmah.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:6 - Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has burned my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards. Alas, my own vineyard I could not keep! The Beloved to Her Lover:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - Tell me, O you whom my heart loves, where do you pasture your sheep? Where do you rest your sheep during the midday heat? Tell me lest I wander around beside the flocks of your companions! The Lover to His Beloved:

Solomon, the Lover, Speaks

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:8 - If you do not know, O most beautiful of women, simply follow the tracks of my flock, and pasture your little lambs beside the tents of the shepherds. The Lover to His Beloved:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:9 - O my beloved, you are like a mare among Pharaoh's stallions.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:10 - Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments; your neck is lovely with strings of jewels.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:11 - We will make for you gold ornaments studded with silver. The Beloved about Her Lover:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:12 - While the king was at his banqueting table, my nard gave forth its fragrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 - My beloved is like a fragrant pouch of myrrh spending the night between my breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - My beloved is like a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En-Gedi. The Lover to His Beloved:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:15 - Oh, how beautiful you are, my beloved! Oh, how beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves! The Beloved to Her Lover:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 - Oh, how handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how delightful you are! The lush foliage is our canopied bed;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:17 - the cedars are the beams of our bedroom chamber; the pines are the rafters of our bedroom.

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