Song of Songs 2 CSB

1 I am a rosea of Sharon, a lilyb of the valleys.

References for Song of Songs 2:1

    • a 2:1 - Not the modern flower, but a common wildflower in northern Israel; perhaps a meadow saffron
    • b 2:1 - Or lotus

      Man

      2 Like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the young women.

      References for Song of Songs 2:2

          Woman

          3 Like an apricotc tree among the trees of the forest, so is my love among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

          References for Song of Songs 2:3

            • c 2:3 - Or apple
              4 He brought me to the banquet hall,d and he looked on me with love.e

              References for Song of Songs 2:4

                • d 2:4 - Lit the house of wine
                • e 2:4 - Or and his banner over me is love
                  5 Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apricots,f for I am lovesick.g

                  References for Song of Songs 2:5

                    • f 2:5 - Or apples
                    • g 2:5 - Sg 5:8
                      6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me.hi

                      References for Song of Songs 2:6

                        • h 2:6 - Or Let his left hand be under . . . ,and his right hand embrace me
                        • i 2:6 - Sg 8:3
                          7 Young women of Jerusalem,j I charge you, by the gazelles and the wild does of the field: do not stir up or awaken love until the appropriate time.kl

                          References for Song of Songs 2:7

                            • j 2:7 - Sg 3:5; 5:8; 8:4
                            • k 2:7 - Lit until it pleases
                            • l 2:7 - Sg 3:5; 8:4
                              8 Listen! My love [is approaching]. Look! Here he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.
                              9 My love is like a gazelle or a young stag.m Look, he is standing behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.

                              References for Song of Songs 2:9

                                • m 2:9 - Sg 2:17; 8:14
                                  10 My love calls to me: Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.

                                  Man

                                  11 For now the winter is past; the rain has ended and gone away.

                                  References for Song of Songs 2:11

                                      12 The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singingn has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

                                      References for Song of Songs 2:12

                                        • n 2:12 - Or pruning
                                          13 The fig tree ripens its figs; the blossoming vines give off their fragrance. Arise, my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.
                                          14 My dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crevices of the cliff, let me see your face,o let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

                                          References for Song of Songs 2:14

                                              (Woman)

                                              15 Catch the foxes for us- the little foxes that ruin the vineyards- for our vineyards are in bloom.

                                              References for Song of Songs 2:15

                                                  Woman

                                                  16 My love is mine and I am his;p he feeds among the lilies.

                                                  References for Song of Songs 2:16

                                                    • p 2:16 - Sg 6:3; 7:10; 8:6
                                                      17 Before the day breaksq and the shadows flee, turn [to me], my love, and be like a gazelle or a young stagr on the divided mountains.s

                                                      References for Song of Songs 2:17

                                                        • q 2:17 - Lit breathes
                                                        • r 2:17 - Sg 2:9
                                                        • s 2:17 - Sg 4:5-6; 8:14