- This is Solomon's song of songs, more wonderful than any other.
- Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.
- How fragrant your cologne; your name is like its spreading fragrance. No wonder all the young women love you!
- Take me with you; come, let's run! The king has brought me into his bedroom.How happy we are for you, O king. We praise your love even more than wine.
Young Woman How right they are to adore you.
- I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem— dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon's tents.
- Don't stare at me because I am dark— the sun has darkened my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they forced me to care for their vineyards, so I couldn't care for myself—my own vineyard.
- Tell me, my love, where are you leading your flock today? Where will you rest your sheep at noon? For why should I wander like a prostitute among your friends and their flocks?
- If you don't know, O most beautiful woman, follow the trail of my flock, and graze your young goats by the shepherds' tents.
- You are as exciting, my darling, as a mare among Pharaoh's stallions.
- How lovely are your cheeks; your earrings set them afire! How lovely is your neck, enhanced by a string of jewels.
- We will make for you earrings of gold and beads of silver.
- The king is lying on his couch, enchanted by the fragrance of my perfume.
- My lover is like a sachet of myrrh lying between my breasts.
- He is like a bouquet of sweet henna blossoms from the vineyards of En-gedi.
- How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful! Your eyes are like doves.
- You are so handsome, my love, pleasing beyond words! The soft grass is our bed;
- fragrant cedar branches are the beams of our house, and pleasant smelling firs are the rafters.
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