Song of Solomon 1 ESV

1 The Song of 1Songs, which is Solomon's.

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The Bride Confesses Her Love

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your 2love is better than wine;

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3 your 3anointing oils are fragrant; your 4name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.

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4 5Draw me after you; 6let us run. 7The king has brought me into his chambers.We will 8exult and rejoice in you; we will extol 9your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.

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5 I am very dark, but 10lovely, O 11daughters of Jerusalem, like 12the tents of 13Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

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6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My 14mother's sons were angry with me; they made me 15keeper of 16the vineyards, but 17my own vineyard I have not kept!

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7 Tell me, you 18whom my soul loves, where you 19pasture your flock, where you make it 20lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your 21companions?

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Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other

8 If you do not know, O 22most beautiful among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.

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9 I compare you, 23my love, to 24a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.

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      10 25Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.

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      11 We will make for youa ornaments of gold, studded with silver.

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        • a 1:11 - The Hebrew for you is feminine singular
          12 While 26the king was on his couch, my 27nard gave forth its fragrance.

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          13 My beloved is to me a sachet of 28myrrh that lies between my breasts.

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          14 My beloved is to me a cluster of 29henna blossoms in the vineyards of 30Engedi.

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          15 31Behold, 32you are beautiful, 33my love; behold, you are beautiful; your 34eyes are doves.

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          16 Behold, you are beautiful, 35my beloved, truly 36delightful. Our couch is green;

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          17 the beams of our house are 37cedar; our rafters are 38pine.

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