Song of Solomon 8 NAS

The Lovers Speak

1 "Oh that you were like a brother to me Who nursed at my mother's breasts. If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.

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      2 "I would lead you and 1bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.

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      3 "Let 2his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me."

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      4 "a3I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, bDo not arouse or awaken my love Until cshe pleases."

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        • Ø 8:4 - BRIDEGROOM
        • Ù 8:4 - Or "Why should you arouse"
        • Ú 8:4 - Or "it"
          5 "d4Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning on her beloved?" "e Beneath the f5 apple tree I awakened you; There your mother was in labor with you, There she was in labor and gave you birth.

          References for Song of Solomon 8:5

            • Û 8:5 - CHORUS
            • Ü 8:5 - BRIDE
            • Ý 8:5 - Or "apricot"
              6 "Put me like a gseal over your heart, Like a 6seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, h7Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, iThe very flame of the LORD.

              References for Song of Solomon 8:6

                • Þ 8:6 - Or "signet"
                • ß 8:6 - Or Its "ardor is as inflexible"
                • à 8:6 - Another reading is "A vehement flame"
                  7 "Many waters cannot quench love, Nor will rivers overflow it; 8If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, It would be utterly despised."

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                  8 "jWe have a little sister, And she 9has no breasts; What shall we do for our sister On the day when she is spoken for?

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                  9 "If she is a wall, We will build on her a battlement of silver; But if she is a door, We will barricade her with 10planks of cedar."

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                  10 "kI was a wall, and 11my breasts were like towers; Then I became in his eyes as one who finds peace.

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                  11 "Solomon had a 12vineyard at Baal-hamon; He 13entrusted the vineyard to 14caretakers. Each one was to bring a 15thousand shekels of silver for its 16fruit.

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                  12 "My very own vineyard is lat my disposal; The thousand shekels are for you, Solomon, And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit."

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                    • ã 8:12 - Lit "before me"
                      13 "mO you who sit in the gardens, My 17companions are listening for your voice - 18Let me hear it!"

                      References for Song of Solomon 8:13

                        • ä 8:13 - BRIDEGROOM
                          14 "noHurry, my beloved, And be 19like a gazelle or a young pstag On the 20mountains of spices."

                          References for Song of Solomon 8:14

                            • å 8:14 - BRIDE
                            • æ 8:14 - Lit "Flee"
                            • ç 8:14 - Lit "of the stags"