Song of Solomon 1:1-17 NIV

Song of Solomon 1:1-17 NIV [1] Solomon's Song of Songs. [2] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-for your love is more delightful than wine. [3] Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! [4] Take me away with you-let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you! [5] Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon. [6] Do not stare at me because I am dark, because I am darkened by the sun. My mother's sons were angry with me and made me take care of the vineyards; my own vineyard I had to neglect. [7] Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends? [8] If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young goats by the tents of the shepherds. [9] I liken you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariot horses. [10] Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels. [11] We will make you earrings of gold, studded with silver. [12] While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance. [13] My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. [14] My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi. [15] How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves. [16] How handsome you are, my beloved! Oh, how charming! And our bed is verdant. [17] The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are firs.

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