"aI am the b1rose of 2Sharon, The 3lily of the valleys."
"cLike a lilyamong the thorns, So is 4my darlingamong the dmaidens."
"eLike an f5appletree among the trees of the forest, So is my belovedamong the gyoungmen. In his shade I took great delight and satdown, And his 6fruit was sweet to my htaste.
"He has 7brought me to his ibanquethall, And his 8bannerover me is love.
5"Sustain me with 9raisincakes, Refresh me with j10apples, Because11I am lovesick .
"Let 12his lefthand be under my head And 13his righthand14embrace me."
"kI 15adjure you, O 16daughters of Jerusalem, By the 17gazellesor by the 18hinds of the field, 19That you do not arouse or awaken my loveUntillshe pleases."
"mListen ! My beloved ! Behold, he is coming, Climbing20on the mountains, Leaping on the hills !
"My beloved is like a 21gazelleor a 22youngnstag. Behold, he is standingbehind our wall, He is lookingthrough the windows, He is peering23through the lattice.
"My belovedresponded and said to me, '24Arise, my darling, my beautifulone, And come along.
'For behold, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.
'The flowers have already appeared in the land ; The time has arrived for opruning the vines, And the voice of the 25turtledove has been heard in our land.
'The 26figtree has ripened its figs, And the 27vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance. Arise, my darling, my beautifulone, And come along!' "
"pO 28my dove, 29in the clefts of the qrock, In the secretplace of the steeprpathway, Let me see your sform, 30Let me hear your voice ; For your voice is sweet, And your tform is 31lovely."
"u32Catch the foxes for us, The vlittlefoxes that are ruining the vineyards, While our 33vineyards are in blossom."
"w34My beloved is mine, and I am his; He 35pastures his flock among the lilies.
"36Untilxthe cool of the day when the shadowsflee away, Turn, my beloved, and be like a 37gazelleOr a youngstag38on the mountains of yBether."