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Song of Songs 1 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:1 - The Song of Songs, that is Solomon's.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:2 - Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth, For better are thy loves than wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:3 - For fragrance are thy perfumes good. Perfume emptied out -- thy name, Therefore have virgins loved thee!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:4 - Draw me: after thee we run, The king hath brought me into his inner chambers, We do joy and rejoice in thee, We mention thy loves more than wine, Uprightly they have loved thee!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:5 - Dark am I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:6 - Fear me not, because I am very dark, Because the sun hath scorched me, The sons of my mother were angry with me, They made me keeper of the vineyards, My vineyard -- my own -- I have not kept.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - Declare to me, thou whom my soul hath loved, Where thou delightest, Where thou liest down at noon, For why am I as one veiled, By the ranks of thy companions?

Solomon, the Lover, Speaks

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:8 - If thou knowest not, O fair among women, Get thee forth by the traces of the flock, And feed thy kids by the shepherds' dwellings!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:9 - To my joyous one in chariots of Pharaoh, I have compared thee, my friend,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:10 - Comely have been thy cheeks with garlands, Thy neck with chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:11 - Garlands of gold we do make for thee, With studs of silver!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:12 - While the king is in his circle, My spikenard hath given its fragrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:13 - A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, Between my breasts it lodgeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - A cluster of cypress is my beloved to me, In the vineyards of En-Gedi!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:15 - Lo, thou art fair, my friend, Lo, thou art fair, thine eyes are doves!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:16 - Lo, thou art fair, my love, yea, pleasant, Yea, our couch is green,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:17 - The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are firs, I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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