Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.1
References for Song of Solomon 8:4
Who is this coming up from the desert2 leaning on her lover? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived3 you, there she who was in labor gave you birth.
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Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love4 is as strong as death, its jealousy5 unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
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Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.6
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We have a young sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister for the day she is spoken for?
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If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar.
I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.
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