Song of Solomon 2:8-17 NIV

8 Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.1

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9 My lover is like a gazelle2 or a young stag.3 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.
      13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;4 the blossoming5 vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."

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      Lover

      14 My dove6 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.7

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      15 Catch for us the foxes,8 the little foxes that ruin the vineyards,9 our vineyards that are in bloom.10

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      Beloved

      16 My lover is mine and I am his;11 he browses among the lilies.12

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      17 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee,13 turn, my lover,14 and be like a gazelle or like a young stag15 on the rugged hills.a16

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