[Daughters of Jerusalem]Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning against her lover? [Woman]Under the apple tree I aroused you— there, where your mother labored with you, there where, laboring, she bore you.
Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is as strong as death, passionate love unrelenting as the grave.a Its darts are darts of fire— divine flame!
Rushing waters can't quench love; rivers can't wash it away. If someone gave all his estate in exchange for love, he would be laughed to utter shame.