Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your 2love is better than wine;
your 3anointing oils are fragrant; your 4name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
45Draw 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.
I am very dark, but 10lovely, O 11daughters of Jerusalem, like 12the tents of 13Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
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!
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?