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Song of Solomon 1

1The Song of #1 Kgs. 4:32Songs, which is Solomon’s.
The Bride Confesses Her Love
She#1:2 The translators have added speaker identifications based on the gender and number of the Hebrew words
2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your #ch. 4:10love is better than wine;
3your #[Luke 7:46; John 12:3] anointing oils are fragrant;
your #Eccles. 7:1name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
4 # [Hos. 11:4; John 6:44; 12:32] Draw me after you; #Ps. 119:32; See Phil. 3:12-14 let us run.
# Ps. 45:14, 15; [ch. 2:4; John 14:2; Eph. 2:6] The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will #Ps. 9:2; 45:15 exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol #[See ver. 2 above]your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.
5I am very dark, but #ch. 2:14; 4:3; 6:4 lovely,
O #ch. 2:7; 3:5, 10, 11; 5:8, 16; 8:4; Luke 23:28 daughters of Jerusalem,
like #Ps. 120:5 the tents of #Isa. 60:7Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
6Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My #[Ps. 69:8] mother’s sons were angry with me;
they made me #Job 27:18; Prov. 27:18 keeper of #ch. 8:11, 12 the vineyards,
but #[1 Cor. 9:27]my own vineyard I have not kept!
7Tell me, you #See ch. 3:1-4 whom my soul loves,
where you #ch. 2:16; 6:3; [Ps. 23:1-3; Ezek. 34:14, 15] pasture your flock,
where you make it #[Isa. 13:20; Jer. 33:12] lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your #ch. 8:13companions?
Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other
8If you do not know,
O #ch. 5:9; 6:1most beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
and pasture your young goats
beside the shepherds’ tents.
9I compare you, #See ver. 15 my love,
to #[2 Chr. 1:16, 17]a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
10 # [ch. 5:13]; See Ezek. 16:11-14 Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
your neck with strings of jewels.
11We will make for you#1:11 The Hebrew for you is feminine singular ornaments of gold,
studded with silver.
12While #[ver. 4] the king was on his couch,
my #ch. 4:13, 14; [Mark 14:3; John 12:3]nard gave forth its fragrance.
13My beloved is to me a sachet of #Ps. 45:8; [John 19:39]myrrh
that lies between my breasts.
14My beloved is to me a cluster of #ch. 4:13 henna blossoms
in the vineyards of #1 Sam. 23:29Engedi.
15 # ch. 4:1 Behold, #[Ezek. 16:13] you are beautiful, #ver. 9; ch. 2:2, 10, 13; 4:1, 7; 5:2; 6:4 my love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your #ch. 4:1; 5:12eyes are doves.
16Behold, you are beautiful, #ch. 2:3 my beloved, truly #[2 Sam. 1:23, 26]delightful.
Our couch is green;
17the beams of our house are #Isa. 37:24; 60:13; Ezek. 31:8cedar;
our rafters are #Isa. 37:24; 60:13; Ezek. 31:8pine.

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