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Song of Songs 1 NIV

1 Solomon’s Song of Songs.

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She

2 aLet him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.

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    • a 1:2 - The main male and female speakers (identified primarily on the basis of the gender of the relevant Hebrew forms) are indicated by the captions "He" and "She" respectively. The words of others are marked "Friends" . In some instances the divisions and their captions are debatable.
      3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!

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      Friends

      She

      4 Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in youb ; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!

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        • b 1:4 - The Hebrew is masculine singular.
          5 Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.c

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            • c 1:5 - Or "Salma"
              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 had to neglect.

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              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?

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              Friends

              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.

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              He

              9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.

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              10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.

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              11 We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.

              She

              12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.

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              13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.

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              14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.

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              He

              15 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.

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                  She

                  16 How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.

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                    • 27 1:16 - S ver 14

                      He

                      17 The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

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