Song of Solomon 1:5-15 NIV

5 Dark am I, yet lovely,1 O daughters of Jerusalem,2 dark like the tents of Kedar,3 like the tent curtains of Solomon.a

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    • b 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;4 my own vineyard I have neglected.

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      7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep5 at midday. Why should I be like a veiled6 woman beside the flocks of your friends?

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      Friends

      8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women,7 follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds.

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      Lover

      9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots8 of Pharaoh.

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      10 Your cheeks9 are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.10

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

      Beloved

      12 While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance.11

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      13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh12 resting between my breasts.

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      14 My lover13 is to me a cluster of henna14 blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi.15

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      Lover

      15 How beautiful16 you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.17

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