Solomon’s Love for a Shulamite Girl
1The #1 Kin. 4:32song of songs, which is Solomon’s.
The Banquet
The Shulamite
2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
#Song 4:10For your love is better than wine.
3Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.
4#Hos. 11:4John 6:44John 12:32Draw me away!
The Daughters of Jerusalem
#Phil. 3:12–14We will run after you.
The Shulamite
The king #Ps. 45:1415John 14:2Eph. 2:6has brought me into his chambers.
The Daughters of Jerusalem
We will be glad and rejoice in you.
We will remember your love more than wine.
The Shulamite
Rightly do they love you.
5I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
6Do not look upon me, because I am dark,
Because the sun has tanned me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me;
They made me the keeper of the vineyards,
But my own #Song 8:1112vineyard I have not kept.
(To Her Beloved)
7Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who veils herself
By the flocks of your companions?
The Beloved
8If you do not know, #Song 5:9O fairest among women,
Follow in the footsteps of the flock,
And feed your little goats
Beside the shepherds’ tents.
9I have compared you, #Song 2:21013So 4:17John 15:14my love,
#2 Chr. 1:16To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots.
10#Ezek. 16:11Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with chains of gold.
The Daughters of Jerusalem
11We will make you ornaments of gold
With studs of silver.
The Shulamite
12While the king is at his table,
My spikenard sends forth its fragrance.
13A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me,
That lies all night between my breasts.
14My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms
In the vineyards of En Gedi.
The Beloved
15#Song 4:1So 5:12Behold, you are fair, my love!
Behold, you are fair!
You have dove’s eyes.
The Shulamite
16Behold, you are #Song 5:10–16handsome, my beloved!
Yes, pleasant!
Also our bed is green.
17The beams of our houses are cedar,
And our rafters of fir.
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