Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your 1love is better than wine;
your 2anointing oils are fragrant; your 3name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
44Draw me after you; 5let us run. 6The king has brought me into his chambers.We will 7exult and rejoice in you; we will extol 8your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
I am very dark, but 9lovely, O 10daughters of Jerusalem, like 11the tents of 12Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My 13mother's sons were angry with me; they made me 14keeper of 15the vineyards, but 16my own vineyard I have not kept!
Tell me, you 17whom my soul loves, where you 18pasture your flock, where you make it 19lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your 20companions?