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Song of Solomon 1 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The song of Songs, which is Solomon's. 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 Let him give me the kisses of his mouth: for his love is better than wine. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Sweet is the smell of your perfumes; your name is as perfume running out; so the young girls give you their love. 3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
4 Take me to you, and we will go after you: the king has taken me into his house. We will be glad and full of joy in you, we will give more thought to your love than to wine: rightly are they your lovers. 4 Take me away with you--let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
5 I am dark, but fair of form, O daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 5 Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6 Let not your eyes be turned on me, because I am dark, because I was looked on by the sun; my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vine-gardens; but my vine-garden I have not kept. 6 Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I have neglected.
7 Say, O love of my soul, where you give food to your flock, and where you make them take their rest in the heat of the day; why have I to be as one wandering by the flocks of your friends? 7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?
8 If you have not knowledge, O most beautiful among women, go on your way in the footsteps of the flock, and give your young goats food by the tents of the keepers. 8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds.
9 I have made a comparison of you, O my love, to a horse in Pharaoh's carriages. 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your face is a delight with rings of hair, your neck with chains of jewels. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make you chains of gold with ornaments of silver. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 While the king is seated at his table, my spices send out their perfume. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 As a bag of myrrh is my well-loved one to me, when he is at rest all night between my breasts. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 My love is to me as a branch of the cypress-tree in the vine-gardens of En-gedi. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 See, you are fair, my love, you are fair; you have the eyes of a dove. 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 See, you are fair, my loved one, and a pleasure; our bed is green. 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 Cedar-trees are the pillars of our house; and our boards are made of fir-trees. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.