Song of Solomon 8:4-10 (New Living Translation)

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4 "I want you to promise, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right. a " Young Women of Jerusalem: 5 "Who is this coming up from the desert, leaning on her lover?" Young Woman: "I aroused you under the apple tree, where your mother gave you birth, where in great pain she delivered you. 6 Place me like a seal over your heart, or like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, and its jealousy is as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love; neither can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with everything he owned, his offer would be utterly despised." The Young Woman's Brothers: 8 "We have a little sister too young for breasts. What will we do if someone asks to marry her? 9 If she is chaste, we will strengthen and encourage her. But if she is promiscuous, we will shut her off from men. b " Young Woman: 10 "I am chaste, and I am now full breasted. And my lover is content with me.
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