Song of Solomon 2 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Young Woman: "I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley." Young Man: 1 I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
2 "Yes, compared to other women, my beloved is like a lily among thorns." Young Woman: 2 Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.
3 "And compared to other youths, my lover is like the finest apple tree in the orchard. I am seated in his delightful shade, and his fruit is delicious to eat. 3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
4 He brings me to the banquet hall, so everyone can see how much he loves me. 4 He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love.
5 Oh, feed me with your love -- your 'raisins' and your 'apples' -- for I am utterly lovesick! 5 Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.
6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me. 6 His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.
7 "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. 7 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.
8 "Ah, I hear him -- my lover! Here he comes, leaping on the mountains and bounding over the hills. 8 Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.
9 My lover is like a swift gazelle or a young deer. Look, there he is behind the wall! Now he is looking in through the window, gazing into the room. 9 My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.
10 "My lover said to me, 'Rise up, my beloved, my fair one, and come away. 10 My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me.
11 For the winter is past, and the rain is over and gone. 11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
12 The flowers are springing up, and the time of singing birds has come, even the cooing of turtledoves. 12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
13 The fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom. How delicious they smell! Yes, spring is here! Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.'" Young Man: 13 The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."
14 "My dove is hiding behind some rocks, behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see you; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and you are lovely." Young Women of Jerusalem: 14 My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
15 "Quick! Catch all the little foxes before they ruin the vineyard of your love, for the grapevines are all in blossom." Young Woman: 15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.
16 "My lover is mine, and I am his. He feeds among the lilies! 16 My lover is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.
17 Before the dawn comes and the shadows flee away, come back to me, my love. Run like a gazelle or a young stag on the rugged mountains. " 17 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my lover, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.