Song of Solomon 1 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Song of Songs, which [is] for Solomon. 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 {May you kiss me} {passionately with your lips}, 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 As fragrance, {your perfumes} [are] {delightful}; your name is poured out {perfume}; therefore 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 Draw me after you, let us run! May the king bring me into his chambers! Let us be joyful and let us rejoice in you; let us extol your love more than wine. Rightly do they 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] black but beautiful, {O maidens of Jerusalem}, like the tents of Kedar, like 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 Do not gaze at me because I am black, because the sun has stared [at] me. The sons of my mother were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, [but] my own "vineyard" I did not keep. 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 {heart} loves, where do you pasture your flock, where do your sheep lie down at the noon? {For why should I be like} one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? 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 do not know, O fairest among women, follow {the tracks} of the flock, and pasture your little lambs beside the tents of the shepherds. 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 To a mare among the chariots of Pharaoh, I compare you, my beloved. 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make ornaments of gold for you with studs of silver. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 While the king [was] on his couch, my nard gave its fragrance. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My beloved [is] to me {a pouch} of myrrh, he spends the night 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 blossoms of henna in the vineyards of En Gedi. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 Look! You [are] beautiful, my beloved. Look! You [are] beautiful; your eyes [are] doves. 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 Look! You [are] beautiful, my beloved, truly pleasant. Truly our couch [is] {verdant}; 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 the beams of our house [are] cedar; our rafter [is] cypress. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.