2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine;
your name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.
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.
5 I am very dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
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!
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?
8 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.
to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make for youb ornaments of gold,
studded with silver.
12 While the king was on his couch,
my nard gave forth its fragrance.
that lies between my breasts.
in the vineyards of Engedi.
15 Behold, you are beautiful, my love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your eyes are doves.
16 Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful.
Our couch is green;
our rafters are pine.
Song of Solomon, 1 chapter. English Standard Version.