Song of Solomon 1

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1 The Song of 1Songs, which is Solomon's.

The Bride Confesses Her Love

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your 2love is better than wine;
3 your 3anointing oils are fragrant; your 4name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
4 5Draw me after you; 6let us run. 7The king has brought me into his chambers.We will 8exult and rejoice in you; we will extol 9your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
5 I am very dark, but 10lovely, O 11daughters of Jerusalem, like 12the tents of 13Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My 14mother's sons were angry with me; they made me 15keeper of 16the vineyards, but 17my own vineyard I have not kept!
7 Tell me, you 18whom my soul loves, where you 19pasture your flock, where you make it 20lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your 21companions?

Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other

8 If you do not know, O 22most beautiful among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.
9 I compare you, 23my love, to 24a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.
10 25Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make for you[a] ornaments of gold, studded with silver.
12 While 26the king was on his couch, my 27nard gave forth its fragrance.
13 My beloved is to me a sachet of 28myrrh that lies between my breasts.
14 My beloved is to me a cluster of 29henna blossoms in the vineyards of 30Engedi.
15 31Behold, 32you are beautiful, 33my love; behold, you are beautiful; your 34eyes are doves.
16 Behold, you are beautiful, 35my beloved, truly 36delightful. Our couch is green;
17 the beams of our house are 37cedar; our rafters are 38pine.

Cross References 38

  • 1. 1 Kings 4:32
  • 2. Song of Songs 4:10
  • 3. [Luke 7:46; John 12:3]
  • 4. Ecclesiastes 7:1
  • 5. [Hosea 11:4; John 6:44; John 12:32]
  • 6. Psalms 119:32; See Philippians 3:12-14
  • 7. Psalms 45:14, 15; [Song of Songs 2:4; John 14:2; Ephesians 2:6]
  • 8. Psalms 9:2; Psalms 45:15
  • 9. [See ver. 2 above]
  • 10. Song of Songs 2:14; Song of Songs 4:3; Song of Songs 6:4
  • 11. Song of Songs 2:7; Song of Songs 3:5, 10, 11; Song of Songs 5:8, 16; Song of Songs 8:4; Luke 23:28
  • 12. Psalms 120:5
  • 13. Isaiah 60:7
  • 14. [Psalms 69:8]
  • 15. Job 27:18; Proverbs 27:18
  • 16. Song of Songs 8:11, 12
  • 17. [1 Corinthians 9:27]
  • 18. See Song of Songs 3:1-4
  • 19. Song of Songs 2:16; Song of Songs 6:3; [Psalms 23:1-3; Ezekiel 34:14, 15]
  • 20. [Isaiah 13:20; Jeremiah 33:12]
  • 21. Song of Songs 8:13
  • 22. Song of Songs 5:9; Song of Songs 6:1
  • 23. See ver. 15
  • 24. [2 Chronicles 1:16, 17]
  • 25. [Song of Songs 5:13]; See Ezekiel 16:11-14
  • 26. [ver. 4]
  • 27. Song of Songs 4:13, 14; [Mark 14:3; John 12:3]
  • 28. Psalms 45:8; [John 19:39]
  • 29. Song of Songs 4:13
  • 30. 1 Samuel 23:29
  • 31. Song of Songs 4:1
  • 32. [Ezekiel 16:13]
  • 33. ver. 9; Song of Songs 2:2, 10, 13; Song of Songs 4:1, 7; Song of Songs 5:2; Song of Songs 6:4
  • 34. Song of Songs 4:1; Song of Songs 5:12
  • 35. Song of Songs 2:3
  • 36. [2 Samuel 1:23, 26]
  • 37. Isaiah 37:24; Isaiah 60:13; Ezekiel 31:8
  • 38. Isaiah 37:24; Isaiah 60:13; Ezekiel 31:8

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Hebrew for you is feminine singular

Song of Solomon 1 Commentaries

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