Song of Solomon 1 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth: for thy breasts are better than wine, 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 Smelling sweet of the best ointments. Thy name is as oil poured out: therefore young maidens have loved thee. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Draw me: we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments. 3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
4 The king hath brought me into his storerooms: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine: the righteous love thee. 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 (1-4) I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as 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 (1-5) Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept. 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 (1-6) Shew me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou liest in the midday, lest I begin to wander after the flocks of thy 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 (1-7) If thou know not thyself, O fairest among women, go forth, and follow after the steps of the flocks, and feed thy kids 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 (1-8) To my company of horsemen, in Pharao’s chariots, have I likened thee, O my love. 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 (1-9) Thy cheeks are beautiful as the turtledove’s, thy neck as jewels. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 (1-10) We will make thee chains of gold, inlaid with silver. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 (1-11) While the king was at his repose, my spikenard sent forth the odour thereof. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 (1-12) A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, he shall abide between my breasts. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 (1-13) A cluster of cypress my love is to me, in the vineyards of Engaddi. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 (1-14) Behold thou are fair, O my love, behold thou are fair, thy eyes are as those of doves. 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 (1-15) Behold thou art fair, my beloved, and comely. Our bed is flourishing. 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 (1-16) The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress trees. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.