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Song of Solomon 3 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Young Woman: "One night as I lay in bed, I yearned deeply for my lover, but he did not come. 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 So I said to myself, 'I will get up now and roam the city, searching for him in all its streets and squares.' But my search was in vain. 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 watchmen stopped me as they made their rounds, and I said to them, 'Have you seen him anywhere, this one I love so much?' 3 The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. "Have you seen the one my heart loves?"
4 A little while later I found him and held him. I didn't let him go until I had brought him to my childhood home, into my mother's bedroom, where I had been conceived. 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 "Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, by the swift gazelles and the deer of the wild, not to awaken love until the time is right. " Young Women of Jerusalem: 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 sweeping in from the deserts like a cloud of smoke along the ground? Who is it that smells of myrrh and frankincense and every other spice? 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 Look, it is Solomon's carriage, with sixty of Israel's mightiest men surrounding it. 7 Look! It is Solomon's carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel,
8 They are all skilled swordsmen and experienced warriors. Each one wears a sword on his thigh, ready to defend the king against an attack during the 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 Solomon has built a carriage for himself from wood imported from Lebanon's forests. 9 King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.
10 Its posts are of silver, its canopy is gold, and its seat is upholstered in purple cloth. Its interior was a gift of love from the young women of Jerusalem." Young Woman: 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 "Go out to look upon King Solomon, O young women of Jerusalem. See the crown with which his mother crowned him on his wedding day, the day of his gladness." 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.