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Song of Solomon 1 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 This is Solomon's song of songs, more wonderful than any other. Young Woman: 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 "Kiss me again and again, for your love is sweeter than wine. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 How fragrant your cologne, and how pleasing your name! No wonder all 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. Come, let's run! Bring me into your bedroom, O my king. " Young Women of Jerusalem: "How happy we are for him! We praise his love even more than wine." Young Woman: "How right that 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 am dark and beautiful, O women of Jerusalem, tanned as the dark tents of Kedar. Yes, even as the tents 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 down on me, you fair city girls, just because my complexion is so dark. The sun has burned my skin. My brothers were angry with me and sent me out to tend the vineyards in the hot sun. Now see what it has done to me! 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 my love, where are you leading your flock today? Where will you rest your sheep at noon? For why should I wander like a prostitute among the flocks of your companions?" Young Man: 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, O most beautiful woman, follow the trail of my flock to the shepherds' tents, and there feed your young goats. 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 What a lovely filly you are, my beloved one! 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 How lovely are your cheeks, with your earrings setting them afire! How stately is your neck, accented with a long string of jewels. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make earrings of gold for you and beads of silver." Young Woman: 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 "The king is lying on his couch, enchanted by the fragrance of my perfume. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My lover is like a sachet of myrrh lying between my breasts. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 He is like a bouquet of flowers in the gardens of En-gedi." Young Man: 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 "How beautiful you are, my beloved, how beautiful! Your eyes are soft like doves." Young Woman: 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 "What a lovely, pleasant sight you are, my love, as we lie here on the grass, 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 shaded by cedar trees and spreading firs." 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.