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Song of Songs 1

CEB 1 NRS 1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. CEB 2 [Woman]If only he would give me some of his kisses . . . Oh, your loving is sweeter than wine! NRS 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine, CEB 3 Your fragrance is sweet; your very name is perfume. That's why the young women love you. NRS 3 your anointing oils are fragrant, your name is perfume poured out; therefore the maidens love you. CEB 4 Take me along with you; let's run! My king has brought me into his chambers, saying, "Let's exult and rejoice in you. Let's savor your loving more than wine. No wonder they all love you!" NRS 4 Draw me after you, let us make haste. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. CEB 5 Dark am I, and lovely, daughters of Jerusalem— like the black tents of the Kedar nomads, like the curtains of Solomon's palace. NRS 5 I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. CEB 6 Don't stare at me because I'm darkened by the sun's gaze. My own brothers were angry with me. They made me a caretaker of the vineyards— but I couldn't care for my own vineyard. NRS 6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has gazed on me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept! CEB 7 Tell me, you whom I love with all my heart— where do you pasture your flock, where do you rest them at noon?— so I don't wander around with the flocks of your companions. NRS 7 Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? CEB 8 [Man]If you don't know your way, most beautiful of women, then follow the tracks of the herds and graze your little goats by the tents of the shepherds. NRS 8 If you do not know, O fairest among women, follow the tracks of the flock, and pasture your kids beside the shepherds' tents. CEB 9 I picture you, my dearest, as a mare among Pharaoh's chariots! NRS 9 I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots. CEB 10 Lovely are your cheeks, adorned with ear hoops; your neck, with beads. NRS 10 Your cheeks are comely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels. CEB 11 Let's make hoops of gold beaded with silver for you! NRS 11 We will make you ornaments of gold, studded with silver. CEB 12 With my king close by, my perfume filled the air. NRS 12 While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance. CEB 13 A sachet of myrrh is my love to me, lying all night between my breasts. NRS 13 My beloved is to me a bag of myrrh that lies between my breasts. CEB 14 A cluster of henna flowers is my love to me in the desert gardens of En-gedi. NRS 14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of En-gedi. CEB 15 [Man]Look at you—so beautiful, my dearest! Look at you—so beautiful! Your eyes are doves! NRS 15 Ah, you are beautiful, my love; ah, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves. CEB 16 [Woman]Look at you—so beautiful, my love! Yes, delightful! Yes, our bed is lush and green! NRS 16 Ah, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly lovely. Our couch is green; CEB 17 The ceilings of our chambers are cedars; our rafters, cypresses. NRS 17 the beams of our house are cedar, our rafters are pine.