Song of Solomon 2:2-12 NIV

Lover

2 Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the maidens.

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      Beloved

      3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is my lover1 among the young men. I delight2 to sit in his shade, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.3

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      4 He has taken me to the banquet hall,4 and his banner5 over me is love.

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      5 Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples,6 for I am faint with love.7

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      6 His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.8

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      7 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you9 by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.10

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      8 Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.11

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      9 My lover is like a gazelle12 or a young stag.13 Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.

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          10 My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and 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.