Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love1 is more delightful than wine.23
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;3 your name4 is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens5 love you!
Take me away with you--let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers.6 We rejoice and delight7 in youa; we will praise your love8 more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
Dark am I, yet lovely,9 O daughters of Jerusalem,10 dark like the tents of Kedar,11 like the tent curtains of Solomon.b6
Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards;12 my own vineyard I have neglected.