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Solomon’s Song of Songs.
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Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.
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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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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!
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Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon.
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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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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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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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I liken you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.
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Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
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We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver.
While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.
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My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.
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My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.
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How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.
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How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant.
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The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.
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