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Song of Songs 2 NIV

She

1 aI am a roseb of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

References for Song of Songs 2:1

    • d 2:1 - Or "He"
    • e 2:1 - Probably a member of the crocus family

      He

      2 Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.

      References for Song of Songs 2:2

          She

          3 Like an applec tree among the trees of the forest is my beloved among the young men. I delight to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.

          References for Song of Songs 2:3

            • f 2:3 - Or possibly "apricot" ; here and elsewhere in Song of Songs
              4 Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.

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              5 Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.

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              6 His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.

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              7 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.

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              8 Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.

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              9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.

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                  10 My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me.
                  11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
                  12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
                  13 The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.”

                  References for Song of Songs 2:13

                  He

                  14 My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

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                  15 Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.

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                  She

                  16 My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.

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                  17 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.d

                  References for Song of Songs 2:17

                    • g 2:17 - Or "the hills of Bether"

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                      • a 2:1 - Or "He"
                      • b 2:1 - Probably a member of the crocus family
                      • c 2:3 - Or possibly "apricot" ; here and elsewhere in Song of Songs
                      • d 2:17 - Or "the hills of Bether"