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Song of Solomon 1

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The church's love unto Christ.

1:1 The Song of songs, which is Solomonís.

Beloved

1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth;
for your love is better than wine.

1:3 Your oils have a pleasing fragrance.
Your name is oil poured forth,
therefore the virgins love you.

1:4 Take me away with you.
Let us hurry.
The king has brought me into his chambers.

Friends
We will be glad and rejoice in you.
We will praise your love more than wine!

Beloved
They are right to love you.

She confesses her deformity,

1:5 I am dark, but lovely,
you daughters of Jerusalem,
like Kedarís tents,
like Solomonís curtains.

1:6 Donít stare at me because I am dark,
because the sun has scorched me.
My motherís sons were angry with me.
They made me keeper of the vineyards.
I havenít kept my own vineyard.

and prays to be directed to his flock.

1:7 Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
where you graze your flock,
where you rest them at noon;
For why should I be as one who is veiled
beside the flocks of your companions?

Lover

Christ directs her to the shepherd's tents;

1:8 If you donít know, most beautiful among women,
follow the tracks of the sheep.
Graze your young goats beside the shepherdsí tents.

and shewing his love to her,

1:9 I have compared you, my love,
to a steed in Pharaohís chariots.

1:10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings,
your neck with strings of jewels.

gives her gracious promises.

1:11 We will make you earrings of gold,
with studs of silver.

Beloved

The church and Christ congratulate one another.

1:12 While the king sat at his table,
my perfume spread its fragrance.

1:13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh,
that lies between my breasts.

1:14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
from the vineyards of En Gedi.

Lover

1:15 Behold, you are beautiful, my love.
Behold, you are beautiful.
Your eyes are doves.

Beloved

1:16 Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant;
and our couch is verdant.

Lover

1:17 The beams of our house are cedars.
Our rafters are firs.

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