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Song of Solomon 1

GNT 1 The most beautiful of songs, by Solomon. NIV 1 Solomon's Song of Songs. GNT 2 Your lips cover me with kisses; your love is better than wine. NIV 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love is more delightful than wine. GNT 3 There is a fragrance about you; the sound of your name recalls it. No woman could keep from loving you. NIV 3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens love you! GNT 4 Take me with you, and we'll run away; be my king and take me to your room. We will be happy together, drink deep, and lose ourselves in love. No wonder all women love you! NIV 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! GNT 5 Women of Jerusalem, I am dark but beautiful, dark as the desert tents of Kedar, but beautiful as the draperies in Solomon's palace. NIV 5 Dark am I, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon. GNT 6 Don't look down on me because of my color, because the sun has tanned me. My brothers were angry with me and made me work in the vineyard. I had no time to care for myself. NIV 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. GNT 7 Tell me, my love, Where will you lead your flock to graze? Where will they rest from the noonday sun? Why should I need to look for you among the flocks of the other shepherds? NIV 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? GNT 8 Don't you know the place, loveliest of women? Go and follow the flock; find pasture for your goats near the tents of the shepherds. NIV 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. GNT 9 You, my love, excite men as a mare excites the stallions of Pharaoh's chariots. NIV 9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh. GNT 10 Your hair is beautiful upon your cheeks and falls along your neck like jewels. NIV 10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels. GNT 11 But we will make for you a chain of gold with ornaments of silver. NIV 11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver. GNT 12 My king was lying on his couch, and my perfume filled the air with fragrance. NIV 12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance. GNT 13 My lover has the scent of myrrh as he lies upon my breasts. NIV 13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. GNT 14 My lover is like the wild flowers that bloom in the vineyards at Engedi. NIV 14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi. GNT 15 How beautiful you are, my love; how your eyes shine with love! NIV 15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves. GNT 16 How handsome you are, my dearest; how you delight me! The green grass will be our bed; NIV 16 How handsome you are, my lover! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant. GNT 17 the cedars will be the beams of our house, and the cypress trees the ceiling. NIV 17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.