Song of Solomon 3:1-10 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Upon my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer. 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 rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves." I sought him, but found him not. 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 found me, as they went about in the city. "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?" 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 passed them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that 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 adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the hinds of the field, that you stir not up nor awaken love until it please. 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 What is that coming up from the wilderness, like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all the fragrant powders of the merchant? 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 Behold, it is the litter of Solomon! About it are sixty mighty men of the mighty men of Israel, 7 Look! It is Solomon's carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel,
8 all girt with swords and expert in war, each with his sword at his thigh, against alarms by 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 made himself a palanquin from the wood of Lebanon. 9 King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.
10 He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, its seat of purple; it was lovingly wrought within by the daughters of Jerusalem. 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.