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Song of Songs 1 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Holman Christian Standard (CSB) New International Version (NIV)
1 Solomon's Finest Song 1 Solomon's Song of Songs.
2 Oh, that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is more delightful than wine. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 The fragrance of your perfume is intoxicating; your name is perfume poured out. No wonder young women adore you. 3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you!
4 Take me with you-let us hurry. Oh, that the king would bring me to his chambers. We will rejoice and be glad for you; we will praise your love more than wine. It is only right that they adore you. 4 Take me away with you--let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
5 Daughters of Jerusalem, I am dark like the tents of Kedar, yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon. 5 Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has gazed on me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards. I have not kept my own vineyard. 6 Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I have neglected.
7 Tell me, you, the one I love: Where do you pasture your sheep? Where do you let them rest at noon? Why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions? 7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?
8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats near the shepherds' tents. 8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds.
9 I compare you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots. 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with jewelry, your neck with its necklace. 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make gold jewelry for you, accented with silver. 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
12 While the king is on his couch, my perfume releases its fragrance. 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My love is a sachet of myrrh to me, spending the night between my breasts. 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
14 My love is a cluster of henna blossoms to me, in the vineyards of En-gedi. 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Your eyes are doves. 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
16 How handsome you are, my love. How delightful! Our bed is lush with foliage; 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
17 the beams of our house are cedars, and our rafters are cypresses. 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.