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Song of Solomon 3:2-11 (English Standard Version)

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2 I will rise now and go about the city, in 1the streets and in the squares; I will seek 2him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but found him not. 3 3The watchmen found me as they went about in the city. "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?" 4 Scarcely had I passed them when I found 4him whom my soul loves. I 5held him, and would not let him go until I had 6brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of 7her who conceived me. 5 8I adjure you, 9O daughters of Jerusalem, 10by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases.

Solomon Arrives for the Wedding

6 11What is that coming up from the wilderness like 12columns of smoke, perfumed with 13myrrh and frankincense, with all the fragrant powders of a merchant? 7 Behold, it is the littera of Solomon! Around it are 14sixty 15mighty men, some of the mighty men of Israel, 8 all of them wearing swords and expert in war, each with his 16sword at his thigh, against 17terror by night. 9 King Solomon made himself a carriageb from the wood of Lebanon. 10 He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat of purple; its interior was inlaid with love by 18the daughters of Jerusalem. 11 Go out, O 19daughters of Zion, and look upon King Solomon, with the crown with which his mother crowned him on 20the day of his wedding, on the day of the gladness of his heart.
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