2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
2:3 As 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.
2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was
2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of
2:6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand does embrace
2:7 I charge you, O all of you daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes,
and by the hinds of the field, that all of you stir not up, nor awake my
love, till he please.
2:8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains,
skipping upon the hills.
2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he stands behind
our wall, he looks forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice.
2:10 My beloved spoke, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair
one, and come away.
2:11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds
has come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
2:13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the
tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
2:14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places
of the stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice; for
sweet is your voice, and your countenance is comely.
2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for
our vines have tender grapes.
2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feeds among the lilies.
2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved,
and be you like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.