Song of Solomon 8:1-11 NRS

1 O that you were like a brother to me, who nursed at my mother's breast! If I met you outside, I would kiss you, and no one would despise me.
2 I would lead you and bring you into the house of my mother, and into the chamber of the one who bore me. a I would give you spiced wine to drink, the juice of my pomegranates.

References for Song of Solomon 8:2

    • t 8:2 - Gk Syr: Heb [my mother; she (]or [you) will teach me]
      3 O that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand embraced me!
      4 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, do not stir up or awaken love until it is ready!
      5 Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor.
      6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame.
      7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If one offered for love all the wealth of one's house, it would be utterly scorned.
      8 We have a little sister, and she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister, on the day when she is spoken for?
      9 If she is a wall, we will build upon her a battlement of silver; but if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.
      10 I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; then I was in his eyes as one who brings b peace.

      References for Song of Solomon 8:10

        • u 8:10 - Or [finds]
          11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he entrusted the vineyard to keepers; each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.