Song of Solomon 7:9-13 NIV

Beloved

9 and your mouth like the best wine. May the wine go straight to my lover,1 flowing gently over lips and teeth.a

References for Song of Solomon 7:9

    • a 7:9 - Septuagint, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac; Hebrew "lips of sleepers"
      10 I belong to my lover, and his desire2 is for me.3

      References for Song of Solomon 7:10

      11 Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages.b

      References for Song of Solomon 7:11

        • b 7:11 - Or "henna bushes"
          12 Let us go early to the vineyards4 to see if the vines have budded,5 if their blossoms6 have opened, and if the pomegranates7 are in bloom8-- there I will give you my love.

          References for Song of Solomon 7:12

          13 The mandrakes9 send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover.10

          References for Song of Solomon 7:13