1:1The Song of songs, which is Solomon's.
Colloquy of Bride and Friends
1:2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth;
For thy love is better than wine.
1:3Thine oils have a goodly fragrance;
Thy name is as oil poured forth;
Therefore do the virgins love thee.
1:4Draw me; we will run after thee:
The king hath brought me into his chambers;
We will be glad and rejoice in thee;
We will make mention of thy love more than of wine:
Rightly do they love thee.
1:5I am black1, but comely,
Oh ye daughters of Jerusalem,
As the tents of Kedar,
As the curtains of Solomon.
1:6Look not upon me, because I am swarthy,
Because the sun hath scorched me.
My mother's sons were incensed against me;
They made me keeper of the vineyards;
But mine own vineyard have I not kept.
1:7Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth,
Where thou feedest thy flock,
Where thou makest it to rest at noon:
For why should I be as one that is veiled
Beside the flocks of thy companions?
Colloquy of Bridegroom, Friends, and Bride
1:9I have compared thee, O my love,
To a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.
1:10Thy cheeks are comely with plaits of hair,
Thy neck with strings of jewels.
1:11We will make thee plaits of gold
With studs of silver.
1:12While the king sat at his table,
My spikenard sent forth its fragrance.
1:13My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh,
That lieth betwixt my breasts.
1:14My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna-flowers
n the vineyards of En-gedi. 1:15Behold, thou art fair, my love;
Behold thou art fair;
Thine eyes are as doves.
1:16Behold, thou art fair, my beloved,
Also our couch is green.
1:17The beams of our house are cedars,
And our rafters are firs.
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