Song of Solomon 3 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Night after night on my bed I looked for the man I love. I looked for him, but I didn't find him. 1 All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him.
2 "I will get up now and roam the city, through the streets and the open places, I will look for the man I love." I looked for him, but I didn't find him. 2 I will get up now and go about the city, through its streets and squares; I will search for the one my heart loves. So I looked for him but did not find him.
3 The guards roaming the city found me. "Have you seen the man I love?" 3 The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. "Have you seen the one my heart loves?"
4 Scarcely had I left them, when I found the man I love. I took hold of him and would not let him go until I had brought him to my mother's house, to the bedroom of the woman who conceived me. 4 Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother's house, to the room of the one who conceived me.
5 I warn you, daughters of Yerushalayim, by the gazelles and deer in the wilds, not to awaken or stir up love until it wants to arise! 5 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
6 Who is this, coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, chosen from the merchant's crushed spices? 6 Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?
7 It is Shlomo's litter, escorted by sixty valiant men chosen from Isra'el's finest; 7 Look! It is Solomon's carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel,
8 all of them wield the sword and are expert fighters; each one has his sword ready at his side to combat the terrors of night. 8 all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.
9 King Shlomo made himself a royal litter of wood from the L'vanon. 9 King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.
10 He made its columns of silver, its roof of gold, its seat of purple cloth; its inside was lovingly inlaid by the daughters of Yerushalayim. 10 Its posts he made of silver, its base of gold. Its seat was upholstered with purple, its interior lovingly inlaid by the daughters of Jerusalem.
11 Daughters of Tziyon, come out, and gaze upon King Shlomo, wearing the crown with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day, his day of joy! 11 Come out, you daughters of Zion, and look at King Solomon wearing the crown, the crown with which his mother crowned him on the day of his wedding, the day his heart rejoiced.