1I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.2As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.3As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.4He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.5Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.6His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.7I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.8The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.9My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.10My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.11For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;12The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;13The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.14O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.15Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.16My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.17Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
Song of Solomon 2
English Standard Version
1I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. (So 5:13; Ho 14:5)2He: As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women. (So 1:15)3She: As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. (So 1:16; Isa 25:4; Isa 32:2; Re 22:2)4He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. (Ps 20:5; So 1:4)5Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am sick with love. (2Sa 6:19; 1Ch 16:3; So 5:8; Ho 3:1)6His left hand is under my head, and his right hand embraces me! (De 33:27; Pr 4:8; So 8:3)7I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. (So 1:5; So 2:9; So 3:5; So 5:8; So 8:4)
The Bride Adores Her Beloved
8The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. (Isa 52:7)9My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice. (2Sa 2:18; 1Ch 12:8; Ps 18:33; So 4:5; So 7:3; So 8:14; Hab 3:19)10My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, (So 2:13)11for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. (Joe 2:23)12The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. (2Sa 23:4; Jer 8:7)13The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. (So 2:10; So 7:12; Mt 24:32)14O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. (So 1:5; So 1:15; So 4:3; So 5:2; So 6:9; So 8:13; Jer 48:28; Jer 49:16; Ob 1:3)15Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.” (So 2:13; Eze 13:4)16My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes among the lilies. (So 4:5; So 6:3; So 7:10)17Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle or a young stag on cleft mountains. (Ge 3:8; So 2:9; So 4:6; Jer 6:4)