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Song of Solomon 1 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Song of songs, which is Shlomo's. Beloved 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of 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 oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured forth, Therefore the alamot 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 away with you. Let us hurry. The king has brought me into his chambers. Friends We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! Beloved They are right 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 I am dark, but lovely, You daughters of Yerushalayim, Like Kedar's tents, Like Shlomo's curtains. 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 am dark, Because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven't kept 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, you whom my soul loves, Where you graze your flock, Where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled Beside the flocks of your companions? Lover 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 don't know, most beautiful among women, Follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside 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 I have compared you, my love, To a steed in Par`oh's chariots. 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, Your neck with strings of jewels. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make you earrings of gold, With studs of silver. Beloved 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 While the king sat at his table, My perfume spread its fragrance. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh, That lies between my breasts. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms From the vineyards of En Gedi. Lover 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are doves. Beloved 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; And our couch is verdant. Lover 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs. Beloved 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.