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Song of Solomon 2 (English Standard Version)

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1 I am a rosea of Sharon, 1a lily of the valleys. 2 As a lily among brambles, so is 2my love among the young women. 3 As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my 3beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat 4in his shadow, and his 5fruit was sweet to my taste. 4 He 6brought me to the banqueting house,b and his 7banner over me was love. 5 Sustain me with 8raisins; refresh me with apples, 9for I am sick with love. 6 His 10left hand is under my head, and his right hand 11embraces me! 7 I 12adjure you,c O 13daughters of Jerusalem, by 14the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

The Bride Adores Her Beloved

8 The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping 15over the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9 My beloved is like 16a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice. 10 My beloved speaks and says to me: 17"Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, 11 for behold, the winter is past; 18the rain is over and gone. 12 19The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singingd has come, and the voice of 20the turtledove is heard in our land. 13 21The fig tree ripens its figs, and 22the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. 23Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. 14 O my 24dove, in the 25clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me 26hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is 27lovely. 15 Catch 28the foxese for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, 29for our vineyards are in blossom." 16 30My beloved is mine, and I am his; he 31grazesf among the lilies. 17 Until 32the day breathes and 33the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, be like 34a gazelle or a young stag on cleft mountains.g
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