2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth —
for your love is more delightful than wine.
your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the young women love you!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
We rejoice and delight in youb;
we will praise your love more than wine.
How right they are to adore you!
daughters of Jerusalem,
dark like the tents of Kedar,
like the tent curtains of Solomon.c
because I am darkened by the sun.
My mother’s sons were angry with me
and made me take care of the vineyards;
my own vineyard I had to neglect.
where you graze your flock
and where you rest your sheep at midday.
Why should I be like a veiled woman
beside the flocks of your friends?
8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women,
follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
by the tents of the shepherds.
9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare
among Pharaoh’s chariot horses.
your neck with strings of jewels.
studded with silver.
12 While the king was at his table,
my perfume spread its fragrance.
resting between my breasts.
from the vineyards of En Gedi.
15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.
16 How handsome you are, my beloved!
Oh, how charming!
And our bed is verdant.
17 The beams of our house are cedars;
our rafters are firs.
Song of Solomon, 1 chapter. New International Version.