The song of songs, which is Solomon's.2
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.3
Because of the savour of thy goodointments thy name is as ointment poured forth , therefore do the virginslove thee.
4Draw me, we will runafter thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the uprightalove thee.
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.6Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother'schildren were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept .
7Tell me, O thou whom my soulloveth , where thou feedest , where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon:for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?8
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds ' tents.9
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh'schariots.10
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.12
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.14
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphireb in the vineyards of Engedi.15
Behold, thou art fair, my love;c behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves'eyes.16
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.17
The beams of our house are cedar, and our raftersd of fir.