Song of Songs 1 CSB

1 Solomon's Finest Songa

References for Song of Songs 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's

      Woman

      2 Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For yourb love isc more delightful than wine.

      References for Song of Songs 1:2

        • b 1:2 - Unexpected change of grammatical persons, here from he and his to your, is a Hb poetic device.
        • c 1:2 - Or your caresses are, or your lovemaking is
          3 The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating; your name is perfume poured out. No wonder young womend adore you.

          References for Song of Songs 1:3

            • d 1:3 - Or wonder virgins
              4 Take mee with you-let us hurry. Oh, that the king would bringf me to his chambers. We will rejoice and be glad for you; we will praise your love more than wine. It is only right that they adore you.

              References for Song of Songs 1:4

                • e 1:4 - Hs 11:4
                • f 1:4 - Or The king has brought

                  Young Women of Jerusalem

                  Woman

                  5 Daughters of Jerusalem, I am dark like the tents of Kedar, yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.

                  References for Song of Songs 1:5

                      6 Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has gazed on me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards. I have not kept my own vineyard.g

                      References for Song of Songs 1:6

                        • g 1:6 - Lit my vineyard, which is mine; Sg 8:12
                          7 Tell me, you, the one I love: Where do you pasture your sheep? Where do you let them rest at noon? Why should I be like one who veils herselfhi beside the flocks of your companions?

                          References for Song of Songs 1:7

                            • h 1:7 - Or who wanders
                            • i 1:7 - To express shame or grief, or to conceal identity as a prostitute would; Gn 38:14-15

                              Man

                              8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women, followj the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats near the shepherds' tents.

                              References for Song of Songs 1:8

                                • k 1:8 - Lit go out for yourself into
                                  9 I compare you, my darling, to ak mare among Pharaoh's chariots.l

                                  References for Song of Songs 1:9

                                    • l 1:9 - Lit my
                                    • m 1:9 - Pharaoh's chariot horses were stallions.
                                      10 Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, your neck with its necklace.
                                      11 We will make gold jewelry for you, accented with silver.

                                      Woman

                                      12 While the king is on his couch,m my perfumen releases its fragrance.

                                      References for Song of Songs 1:12

                                        • n 1:12 - Or is at his table
                                        • o 1:12 - Lit nard
                                          13 My love is a sachet of myrrh to me, spending the night between my breasts.
                                          14 My love is a cluster of henna blossoms to me, in the vineyards of En-gedi.o

                                          References for Song of Songs 1:14

                                            • p 1:14 - Wellspring of the Young Goat; Sg 1:8

                                              Man

                                              15 How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Your eyes are doves.p

                                              References for Song of Songs 1:15

                                                  Woman

                                                  16 How handsome you are, my love. How delightful! Our bed is lush with foliage;

                                                  References for Song of Songs 1:16

                                                      17 the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses.q

                                                      References for Song of Songs 1:17

                                                        • r 1:17 - Or firs, or pines