Song of Solomon 1

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1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. (1Ki 4:32) 2 She[1]: Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; (So 4:10) 3 your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. (Ec 7:1; Lu 7:46; Joh 12:3) 4 Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. Others: We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you. (Ps 9:2; Ps 45:14; Ps 45:15; Ps 119:32; So 1:2; So 2:4; Ho 11:4; Joh 6:44; Joh 12:32; Joh 14:2; Eph 2:6; Php 3:12) 5 She: I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. (Ps 120:5; So 2:7; So 2:14; So 3:5; So 3:10; So 4:3; So 5:8; So 5:16; So 6:4; So 8:4; Isa 60:7; Lu 23:28) 6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept! (Job 27:18; Ps 69:8; Pr 27:18; So 8:11; 1Co 9:27) 7 Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions? (Ps 23:1; So 2:16; So 3:1; So 6:3; So 8:13; Isa 13:20; Jer 33:12; Eze 34:14) 8 He: If you do not know, O most beautiful among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats beside the shepherds’ tents. (So 5:9; So 6:1) 9 I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots. (2Ch 1:16; So 1:15) 10 Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels. (So 5:13; Eze 16:11) 11 Others: We will make for you[2] ornaments of gold, studded with silver. 12 She: While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance. (So 1:4; So 4:13; Mr 14:3; Joh 12:3) 13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh that lies between my breasts. (Ps 45:8; Joh 19:39) 14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi. (1Sa 23:29; So 4:13) 15 He: Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves. (So 1:9; So 2:2; So 2:10; So 2:13; So 4:1; So 4:7; So 5:2; So 5:12; So 6:4; Eze 16:13) 16 She: Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. Our couch is green; (2Sa 1:23; 2Sa 1:26; So 2:3) 17 the beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine. (Isa 37:24; Isa 60:13; Eze 31:8)