Shir Hashirim 1

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Shir Hashirim (Book of Song of songs), Chapter 1

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 THE SONG of songs, which is Solomon's.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for thy love is better than wine.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Thine ointments have a goodly fragrance; thy name is as ointment poured forth; therefore do the maidens love thee.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 Draw me, we will run after thee; the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will find thy love more fragrant than wine! sincerely do they love thee.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 'I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 Look not upon me, that I am swarthy, that the sun hath tanned me; my mother's sons were incensed against me, they made me keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.'

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon; for why should I be as one that veileth herself beside the flocks of thy companions?

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock and feed thy kids, beside the shepherds' tents.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a steed in Pharaoh's chariots.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 Thy cheeks are comely with circlets, thy neck with beads.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 We will make thee circlets of gold with studs of silver.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 While the king sat at his table, my spikenard sent forth its fragrance.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 My beloved is unto me as a bag of myrrh, that lieth betwixt my breasts.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of henna in the vineyards of En-gedi.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are as doves.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000F-QINU`"'16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; also our couch is leafy.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000010-QINU`"'17 The beams of our houses are cedars, and our panels are cypresses.

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Portions © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant. Portions © 1998 by Larry Nelson.