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Song of Solomon
Free Bible

Chapter 1[edit]

1The song of the songs, that of Sh'lomoh(Solomon).


2"Let him kiss me from kisses of the mouth of him, for ones being good loves of him from wine;

3Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, and your name is oil which is emptied. Therefore the maidens love you.

4Draw me after you—let us run! The king has brought me into his chambers."

"We will rejoice in you and be glad, we will mention with praise your love more than wine. Rightly they do love you."

Chapter 3[edit]

I adjure you, daughters of Yerushaláyim,

By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field

that you will not arouse or awaken love

until she pleases."


"Who is this coming from the wilderness

like columns of smoke,

perfumed with myrrh and lubbān."


Chapter 5[edit]

Young Man

1 "I have entered my garden, my sister, my bride.
I take my myrrh, along with my spices,
I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey,
I have drunk my wine and my milk."

Young Woman

"Eat, my companions! Drink and become drunk with expressions of love!
2 I am sleeping but my heart is awake! There is the sound of my beloved knocking."

Young Man

"Open to me, my sister, my girl companion, my dove, my righteous one!
My head is covered in dew, my hair with droplets of the night."

Young Woman

3 "I have taken off my robe.
How can I put it back on?
I have washed my feet.
How can I dirty them?
4 My beloved pulled back his hand from the door,
my insides themselves moved wildly for him.
5 I got up, even I, to open to my beloved,
my hands dripped with myrrh,
my hands with liquid myrrh,
upon the handles of the lock.
6 I opened, even I, to my beloved,
but my beloved himself had gone away.
he had passed on.
My soul itself went out when he spoke,
I looked for him, but didn't find him.
I called for him, but he didn't answer.
7 I was found by the watchmen who go around the city,
they struck me, they injured me.
The watchmen of the walls lifted my wrap off me.
8 "Young daughters of Jerusalem,
I make you swear that if you find my beloved,
you should let him know that I am lovesick."

Young Women of Jerusalem

9 "How is your beloved better then any other beloved, oh most beautiful of all women?
How is your beloved better then any other beloved, that you have made us swear this thing?"

Young Woman

10 "My beloved is dazzling and fresh,
standing out among ten thousand.
11 His head is as gold, fine gold.
The locks of his hair clusters,
black like the ravens.
12 His eyes are like doves by streams of water,
which are bathing in milk, sitting in the edges.
13 His cheeks are as beds of spices,
towers of scented perfume,
his lips are as lilies
that drip with liquid myrrh.
14 His hands are like cylinders of gold,
set with chrysolite,
his midsection is as an ivory plate,
covered with sapphire.
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Chapter 6[edit]

Young Women of Jerusalem

1 "Where has your beloved one gone, most beautiful one among women?
Where has your love turned? We will help look for him."

Young Woman

2 "My beloved has gone down to his garden,
to the bed of spice plants.
to shepherd the garden and pick the lilies.
3 I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.
He has gone shepherding among the lilies.

Young Man

4 "You are so beautiful like Tirzah, my girl companion.
Lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as a military band with banners.
5 Take your eyes off of me because they take me hostage.
Your hair is like a flock of goats that have come down from Gilead.
6 Your teeth are like a flock of ewes that have come up from bathing;
each one bearing twins, missing none.
7 Your cheeks are like a slice of pomegranate behind your veil.
8 There may be 60 queens, 80 concubines, and maidens without number,
9 But there is one who is my righteous, my dove,
the one who belongs to her mother, pure to the one who gave birth to her.
The daughters see her and declare that she is happy;
queens and concubines also sing her praises.
10 'Who is this woman that looks down like the dawn,
who is beautiful like the full moon, pure like the burning sun,
awesome as a military band with banners?'"

Young Woman

11 "Down to the grove of walnut trees I came,
to see the budding of the valley,
to see if the vines had blossomed,
if the pomegranate trees had sprouted.
12 Before I was aware of it,
my soul had put me with the chariots of my people."

Young Women of Jerusalem

13 "Come back, come back, Shulammite!
Come back, come back, so we can look upon you!"

Young Woman

"What do you see in the Shulammite,
some like the dance of two camps?"

Chapter 7[edit]

Solomon

1 "How beautiful are your steps in your sandals, my daughter of a prince!
The curves of your thighs are like the carved ornaments of a skilled craftsman.
2 Your navel is like a round bowl, which never is empty of mixed wine.
Your belly is a mound of wheat surrounded by lilies.
3 Your breasts are like two young fawns,
twins of a female gazelle.
4 Your neck is like a tower made of ivory,
your eyes like the pools in Heshbon close to the gates of Beth-rabbim.
Your nose is like a Lebanese tower, which is facing Damascus.
5 Your head is like Mount Carmel
and your hair is like a reddish purple cloth.
Not even a king could escape from your flowing hair.
6 You are so beautiful and pleasant,
O object of my love, so delightful.
7 You are as tall as a palm tree
and your breast resemble fruit clusters.
8 I told myself,
'I will climb this palm tree and grab some of its fruit.'
May your breasts be like grape clusters and the smell of your breath be like apples.
9 Your mouth is like the finest wine."

Young Woman

10 "[The wine of my mouth] flows for my beloved right past my lips and teeth.
I am only for my beloved and he wants only me.
11 Come with me, my beloved, to the field
and spend the night among the henna plants.
12 Then we can rise early and make our way to the vineyards
and we can see if the vine has bloomed, if the blossom has opened,
if the pomegranates are coming out,
and there we can love each other.
13 The mandrakes give off a certain smell
and at our doorways are a variety of the best fruits.
The new and the old, my beloved,
I have gathered up for you.

Chapter 8[edit]

1 "If only, like a brother,
you could have nursed at my mother's breasts
so that if I happened to find you outside
I could kiss you in public and
people wouldn't look down on me.
2 I would lead you, yes,
take you into the house of my mother,
the woman who taught me,
and I would give you a spiced wine
made of pomegranate juice.
3 His left hand would be under my head
while his right hand would be embracing me.
4 Young daughters of Jerusalem,
I make you swear not to awaken love in me
until it is the proper time."

Young Women of Jerusalem

5 "Who do we see coming up from the wilderness
leaning on the one that she loves?"

Young Woman

"You I awakened from under the apple tree
right where your mother conceived you,
and there is where she also gave birth to you.
6 Place me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm.
For love is as strong as death is
its jealousy as unyielding as the grave.
It burns with a blazing fire,
the mighty flame of Yah,
7 many waters cannot extinguish love
nor can rivers wash it away.
If a man were to give everything he owned
for the sake of love,
his offer would be rejected."

Brothers

8 "We have a young sister
who has no breasts.
What shall we do for her
on the day that she is spoken for?
9 If she is a wall
we will build a silver parapet on her,
but if she is a door
we will build a cedar wall in front of her."

Young Woman

10 "I am a wall and my breasts are towers.
In his eyes I have become as one who finds peace.
11 There was a vineyard whose owner was Solomon that was in Baal-hamon.
He entrusted the vineyard to his keepers.
Each of them would bring a thousand silver pieces for its fruit.
12 Before me is my own vineyard,
One thousand belong to you, Solomon,
however, two hundred are for those who guard it."

Young Man

13 "You who dwell in the gardens,
to your voice companions are listening.
Let me hear you!"

Young Woman

14 "Run, my beloved,
and become like a gazelle,
a young stag,
on the mountain of spices.

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