Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- for your love2 is more delightful than wine.33
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;4 your name5 is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens6 love you!
Take me away with you--let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers.7 We rejoice and delight8 in youa; we will praise your love9 more than wine. How right they are to adore you!
Dark am I, yet lovely,10 O daughters of Jerusalem,11 dark like the tents of Kedar,12 like the tent curtains of Solomon.b6
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;13 my own vineyard I have neglected.