Song of Songs 8 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 [Woman]If only you were as my brother— the one who nursed at my mother's breast. I would find you in the street and kiss you, and no one would shame me for it. 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 lead you, I would bring you to my mother's house; she would teach me what to do. I would give you spiced wine to drink, some of my fresh pomegranate juice. 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 arm is beneath my head, and his right embraces me! 3 His left arm is under my head and his right arm embraces me.
4 Make a solemn pledge, daughters of Jerusalem, never to rouse, never to arouse love until it desires. 4 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.
5 [Daughters of Jerusalem]Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning against her lover? [Woman]Under the apple tree I aroused you— there, where your mother labored with you, there where, laboring, she bore 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 over your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is as strong as death, passionate love unrelenting as the grave. Its darts are darts of fire— divine 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 Rushing waters can't quench love; rivers can't wash it away. If someone gave all his estate in exchange for love, he would be laughed to utter shame. 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 [The Woman's Brothers]Our sister is small; she has no breasts. What will we do for our sister on the day that she is spoken for? 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 city wall, then we will build a turret of silver on her. And if she is a door, then we will barricade her with a panel 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 [Woman]I'm a city wall, and my breasts are the towers. So now I'm in his eyes as one who brings peace. 10 I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.
11 [Man]Solomon had a vineyard in Baal-hamon. He gave charge of the vineyard to keepers; one would bring in exchange for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver. 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 vineyard, my very own, is before me. You can have the thousand, Solomon— with two hundred for those who tend the 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 You who sit in the gardens, my companions are listening for your voice. Let me hear it! 13 You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!
14 [Woman]"Take flight, my love, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spice!" 14 Come away, my lover, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the spice-laden mountains.