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Song of Solomon 6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Young Women of Jerusalem: "O rarest of beautiful women, where has your lover gone? We will help you find him." Young Woman: 1 Where has your lover gone, most beautiful of women? Which way did your lover turn, that we may look for him with you?
2 "He has gone down to his garden, to his spice beds, to graze and to gather the lilies. 2 My lover has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to browse in the gardens and to gather lilies.
3 I am my lover's, and my lover is mine. He grazes among the lilies!" Young Man: 3 I am my lover's and my lover is mine; he browses among the lilies.
4 "O my beloved, you are as beautiful as the lovely town of Tirzah. Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem! You are as majestic as an army with banners! 4 You are beautiful, my darling, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, majestic as troops with banners.
5 Look away, for your eyes overcome me! Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats frisking down the slopes of Gilead. 5 Turn your eyes from me; they overwhelm me. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Gilead.
6 Your teeth are as white as newly washed sheep. They are perfectly matched; not one is missing. 6 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing. Each has its twin, not one of them is alone.
7 Your cheeks behind your veil are like pomegranate halves -- lovely and delicious. 7 Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate.
8 There may be sixty wives, all queens, and eighty concubines and unnumbered virgins available to me. 8 Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number;
9 But I would still choose my dove, my perfect one, the only beloved daughter of her mother! The young women are delighted when they see her; even queens and concubines sing her praises! 9 but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the only daughter of her mother, the favorite of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines praised her.
10 'Who is this,' they ask, 'arising like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as an army with banners?' 10 Who is this that appears like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, majestic as the stars in procession?
11 "I went down into the grove of nut trees and out to the valley to see the new growth brought on by spring. I wanted to see whether the grapevines were budding yet, or whether the pomegranates were blossoming. 11 I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley, to see if the vines had budded or the pomegranates were in bloom.
12 Before I realized it, I found myself in my princely bed with my beloved one. " Young Women of Jerusalem: 12 Before I realized it, my desire set me among the royal chariots of my people.
13 "Return, return to us, O maid of Shulam. Come back, come back, that we may see you once again." Young Man: "Why do you gaze so intently at this young woman of Shulam, as she moves so gracefully between two lines of dancers? " 13 Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?