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Song of Solomon 1 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 "May he 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 like purified oil; Therefore the maidens 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 and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers." "We will rejoice in you and be glad; We will 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 lovely, O daughters 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 stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; They made me caretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of 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, O you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture your flock, Where do you make it lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself 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 yourself do not know, Most beautiful among women, Go forth on the trail of the flock And pasture your young goats By 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 me, my darling, you are like My mare among the chariots of Pharaoh. 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 strings of beads." 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 "We will make for you ornaments of gold With beads of silver." 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 "While the king was at his table, My perfume gave forth 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 Which lies all 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 henna blossoms In the vineyards of Engedi." 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 "How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves." 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 "How handsome you are, my beloved, And so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant! 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 "The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.