Who is this coming up from the desert1 leaning on her lover? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived2 you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.
Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love3 is as strong as death, its jealousya4 unyielding as the grave.b It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.c7
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, itd would be utterly scorned.5
We have a young sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister for the day she is spoken for?
If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar.
I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.
Solomon had a vineyard6 in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekelse7 of silver.
But my own vineyard8 is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, O Solomon, and two hundredf are for those who tend its fruit.