Song of Solomon 8:4-10 NLT

4 Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.a

References for Song of Solomon 8:4

    • 8:4 - Or not to awaken love until it is ready.
      5 Who is this sweeping in 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, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousyb as enduring as the grave.c Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.

      References for Song of Solomon 8:6

        • 8:6 - Or its passion.
        • 8:6 - Hebrew as Sheol.
          7 Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned.
          8 We have a little sister too young to have breasts. What will we do for our sister if someone asks to marry her?
          9 If she is a virgin, like a wall, we will protect her with a silver tower. But if she is promiscuous, like a swinging door, we will block her door with a cedar bar.
          10 I was a virgin, like a wall; now my breasts are like towers. When my lover looks at me, he is delighted with what he sees.