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SONG OF SOLOMON ยท Chapter 1

1:1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
1:2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for your love is better than wine.
1:3 Because of the savour of your good ointments your name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love you.
1:4 Draw me, we will run after you: the king has brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in you, we will remember your love more than wine: the upright love you.
1:5 I am black, but comely, O all of you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
1:6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun has looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turns aside by the flocks of your companions?
1:8 If you know not, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed your kids beside the shepherds' tents.
1:9 I have compared you, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
1:10 Your cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, your neck with chains of gold.
1:11 We will make you borders of gold with studs of silver.
1:12 While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth the smell thereof.
1:13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night between my breasts.
1:14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.
1:15 Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes.
1:16 Behold, you are fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
1:17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.

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