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Song of Songs 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Lovers Reunited at Their Country Home
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:1 - Oh, that you were like my brother,
Who nursed at my mother’s breasts!
If I should find you outside,
I would kiss you;
I would not be despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:2 - I would lead you and bring you
Into the house of my mother,
She who used to instruct me.
I would cause you to drink of spiced wine,
Of the juice of my pomegranate.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:3 - (To the Daughters of Jerusalem)
His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand embraces me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:4 - I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
Do not stir up nor awaken love
Until it pleases.
Love Renewed in Lebanon
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - A Relative
Who is this coming up from the wilderness,
Leaning upon her beloved?
I awakened you under the apple tree.
There your mother brought you forth;
There she who bore you brought you forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 - The Shulamite to Her Beloved
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death,
Jealousy as cruel as the grave;[fn]
Its flames are flames of fire,
A most vehement flame.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:7 - Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor can the floods drown it.
If a man would give for love
All the wealth of his house,
It would be utterly despised.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:8 - The Shulamite’s Brothers
We have a little sister,
And she has no breasts.
What shall we do for our sister
In the day when she is spoken for?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:9 - If she is a wall,
We will build upon her
A battlement of silver;
And if she is a door,
We will enclose her
With boards of cedar.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:10 - The Shulamite
I am a wall,
And my breasts like towers;
Then I became in his eyes
As one who found peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:11 - Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon;
He leased the vineyard to keepers;
Everyone was to bring for its fruit
A thousand silver coins.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:12 - (To Solomon)
My own vineyard is before me.
You, O Solomon, may have a thousand,
And those who tend its fruit two hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:13 - The Beloved
You who dwell in the gardens,
The companions listen for your voice—
Let me hear it!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - The Shulamite
Make haste, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle
Or a young stag
On the mountains of spices.
NKJV Footnotes
Or Sheol
Literally A flame of YAH (a poetic form of YHWH, the LORD)

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) appearing on or deriving from this or any other web page is for personal use only. Any other use of the NKJV must be in conformity with the Quotation Policy for the New King James Version. For more information about the New King James Version, the Quotation Policy, and for inquiries about permission to use the New King James Version, go to Thomas Nelson, Inc..

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

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