Song of Solomon 8:2-12 NLT

2 I would bring you to my childhood home, and there you would teach me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, my sweet pomegranate wine.
3 Your left hand would be under my head and your right hand would embrace me.
4 "I want you to promise, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right. a " Young Women of Jerusalem:

References for Song of Solomon 8:4

    • o 8:4 - Or <I>not to awaken love until it is ready.</I>
      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:

      References for Song of Solomon 8:9

        • p 8:9 - Hebrew <I>If she is a wall, we will build battlements of silver on her; but if she is a door, we will surround her with panels of cedar.</I>
          10 "I am chaste, and I am now full breasted. And my lover is content with me.
          11 "Solomon has a vineyard at Baal-hamon, which he rents to some farmers there. Each of them pays one thousand pieces of silver c for its use.

          References for Song of Solomon 8:11

            • q 8:11 - Hebrew <I>1,000 shekels of silver,</I> about 25 pounds or 11.4 kilograms in weight; also in 8:12.
              12 But as for my own vineyard, O Solomon, you can take my thousand pieces of silver. And I will give two hundred pieces of silver d to those who care for its vines." Young Man:

              References for Song of Solomon 8:12

                • r 8:12 - Hebrew <I>200 [shekels],</I> about 5 pounds or 2.3 kilograms in weight.