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Song of Songs 1 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:1 - The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - O that you would kiss me with the kisses of your mouth! For your love is better than wine,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:3 - your anointing oils are fragrant, your name is oil poured out; therefore the maidens love you.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me after you, let us make haste. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:5 - I am very dark, but comely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:6 - Do not gaze at me because I am swarthy, because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me, they made me keeper of the vineyards; but, my own vineyard I have not kept!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who wanders beside the flocks of your companions?

Solomon, the Lover, Speaks

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:8 - If you do not know, O fairest among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your kids beside the shepherds' tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:9 - I compare you, my love, to a mare of Pharaoh's chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:10 - Your cheeks are comely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:11 - We will make you ornaments of gold, studded with silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:12 - While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 - My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh, that lies between my breasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Enge'di.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:15 - Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 - Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly lovely. Our couch is green;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:17 - the beams of our house are cedar, our rafters are pine.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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