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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He has taken me to the banquet hall,4 and his banner5 over me is love.
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Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples,6 for I am faint with love.7
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His left arm is under my head, and his right arm embraces me.8
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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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Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.11
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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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My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me.
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;14 the blossoming15 vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."
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