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Song of Solomon 8 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 {How I wish that you were my little brother}, [who] nursed {upon my mother's breasts}! [If] {I met you outside}, I would kiss you, {and no one would despise me}! 1 If only you were to me like a brother, who was nursed at my mother's breasts! Then, if I found you outside, I would kiss you, and no one would despise me.
2 {I would surely bring you} to the house of my mother, {who would surely teach me}; {I would give you spiced wine to drink}, the {sweet wine} of my pomegranates. 2 I would lead you and bring you to my mother's house-- she who has taught me. I would give you spiced wine to drink, the nectar of my pomegranates.
3 His left [hand is] under my head, and his right [hand] embraces me. 3 His left arm is under my head and his right arm embraces me.
4 I adjure you, {O maidens of Jerusalem}, do not arouse or awaken love until it pleases! 4 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
5 Who [is] this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you; there your mother {conceived you}; there she who was in labor gave birth to you. 5 Who is this coming up from the desert leaning on her lover? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.
6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love [is] strong as death; passion [is] fierce as Sheol; its flashes [are] flashes of fire; [it is] a blazing flame. 6 Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
7 Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If a man were to give all the wealth of his house {for love}, he would be utterly scorned. 7 Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.
8 {We have a little sister}, {and she does not yet have any breasts}. What should we do for our sister {on the day when she is betrothed}? 8 We have a young sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister for the day she is spoken for?
9 If she [is] a wall, {we will adorn her with a turret of silver}; but if she [is] a door, we will barricade her with boards of cedar. 9 If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar.
10 I [was] a wall, and my breasts [were] like the towers, {so [my betrothed] viewed me with great delight}. 10 I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.
11 {Solomon had a vineyard} at Baal-hamon; {he entrusted his vineyard to the keepers}; {people paid a thousand silver [pieces] for its fruit}. 11 Solomon had a vineyard in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels of silver.
12 {My own "vineyard" belongs to me}; the "thousand" are for you, O Solomon, {and "two hundred" for those who tend its fruit}. 12 But my own vineyard is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, O Solomon, and two hundred are for those who tend its fruit.
13 O you who dwell in the garden, [my] companions are listening to your voice. Let me hear [it]! 13 You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!
14 Flee, my beloved! {Be like a gazelle} or {a young stag} upon {the perfumed mountains}! 14 Come away, my lover, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the spice-laden mountains.