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Song of Solomon 1 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Solomon's Greatest Song. 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth, because 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 The smell of your perfume is pleasant, and your name is pleasant like expensive perfume. That's why the 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; let's run together. The king takes me into his rooms. We will rejoice and be happy with you; we praise your love more than wine. With good reason, the young women 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'm dark but lovely, women of Jerusalem, dark 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 Don't look at how dark I am, at how dark the sun has made me. My brothers were angry with me and made me tend the vineyards, so I haven't tended 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 I love, where do you feed your sheep? Where do you let them rest at noon? Why should I look for you near your friend's sheep, like a woman who wears a veil? 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 You are the most beautiful of women. Surely you know to follow the sheep and feed your young goats near 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 My darling, you are like a mare among the king's stallions. 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments, and your neck with jewels. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make for you gold earrings with silver hooks. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 The smell of my perfume spreads out to the king on his couch. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My lover is like a bag of myrrh that lies all night between my breasts. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 My lover is like a bunch of flowers from the vineyards at En Gedi. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 My darling, you are beautiful! Oh, you are beautiful, and your eyes are like doves. 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 You are so handsome, my lover, and so pleasant! Our bed is the grass. 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 Cedar trees form our roof; our ceiling is made of juniper wood. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.