Song of Songs 1:1-6

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1Solomon’s Song of Songs. She The main male and female speakers (identified primarily on the basis of the gender of the relevant Hebrew forms) are indicated by the captions He and She respectively. The words of others are marked Friends. In some instances the divisions and their captions are debatable.

2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth— for your love is more delightful than wine.

3Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!

4Take me away with you—let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. Friends We rejoice and delight in you The Hebrew is masculine singular. ; we will praise your love more than wine. She How right they are to adore you!

5Dark am I, yet lovely, daughters of Jerusalem, dark like the tents of Kedar, like the tent curtains of Solomon. Or Salma

6Do not stare at me because I am dark, 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.