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Song of Solomon 1 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) New International Version (NIV)
1 The Ultimate Song, by Shlomo: 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 [She] Let him smother me with kisses from his mouth, for your 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 Your anointing oils have a wonderful fragrance; your name is like anointing oil poured out. This is why young women love you 3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
4 "Take me with you. We will run after you." The king has brought me into his rooms. [Chorus] We will be glad and rejoice for you. We will praise your love more than wine. How right it is for them to love you! 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 [She] I am dark tan but beautiful, you daughters of Yerushalayim, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Shlomo. 5 Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6 Don't stare at me because I'm dark; it's the sun that tanned me. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me look after the vineyards. But I haven't cared for my own vineyard. 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 Tell me, my love, where you pasture your flock, where you have them rest at noon; for why should I veil myself [like a whore] beside 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 [Chorus] If you do not know, you most beautiful of women, then follow the footprints of the flock and let your kids graze by the shepherds' tents. 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 [He] My love, I compare you with my mare, pulling one of Pharaoh's chariots 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with its strings of beads; 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 we will make you ornaments of gold, studded with silver. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 [She] As the king reclines at table, my nard gives forth its perfume: 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 to me the man I love is a sachet of myrrh lodged between my breasts; 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 to me the man I love is a spray of henna flowers in the vineyards of 'Ein-Gedi. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 [He] Look at you, my love! How beautiful you are! Your eyes are doves 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 [She] - Look at you! So handsome, so pleasing, my darling! Our bed is the greenery; 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 cedars are the beams of our houses, cypresses the rafters. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.