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Song of Solomon 1 (The Darby Translation)

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1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's. a 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love b is better than wine. 3 Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee. 4 Draw me, we will run after thee! -- The king hath brought me into his chambers -- We will be glad and rejoice in thee, We will remember c thy love more than wine. They love thee uprightly. 5 I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon. 6 Look not upon me, because I am black; Because the sun hath looked upon me. d My mother's children were angry with me: They made me keeper of the vineyards; Mine own vineyard have I not kept. 7 Tell me, thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest [thy flock], Where thou makest it to rest at noon; For why should I be as one veiled e Beside the flocks of thy companions? 8 If thou know not, thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds' booths. 9 I compare thee, my love, f To a steed in Pharaoh's chariots. 10 Thy cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Thy neck with ornamental chains. 11 We will make thee bead-rows of gold With studs of silver. 12 While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance. 13 A bundle of myrrh is my beloved unto me; He shall pass the night g between my breasts. 14 My beloved is unto me a cluster of henna-flowers In the vineyards of Engedi. 15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves. 16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; Also our bed is green. 17 The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses.
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