Who is this coming up from the desert1 leaning on her lover? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived2 you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.
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Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love3 is as strong as death, its jealousy4 unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
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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.5
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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?
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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.
I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.
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Solomon had a vineyard6 in Baal Hamon; he let out his vineyard to tenants. Each was to bring for its fruit a thousand shekels7 of silver.
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But my own vineyard8 is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, O Solomon, and two hundred are for those who tend its fruit.
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You who dwell in the gardens with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice!
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Come away, my lover, and be like a gazelle9 or like a young stag10 on the spice-laden mountains.11
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