1:1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
1:2 Let Him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth:
1:3 And the smell of thine ointments is better than all aromatics:Thy name is ointment poured forth;Therefore do the young maidens love thee.
1:4 They have drawn thee:
1:5 I am black, but beautiful,Ye daughters of Jerusalem,As the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
1:6 Look not upon me,Because I am darkened,Because the sun hath looked unfavourably upon me:My mother's sons strove with me;They made me keeper in the vineyards;I have not kept mine own vineyard.
1:7 Tell me, thou whom my soul loves,Where thou tendest thy flock,Where thou causest them to rest at noon,Lest I become as one that is veiled by the flocks of thy companions.
1:8 If thou knowest not thyself,Thou fair one among women,Go thou forth by the footsteps of the flocks,And feed thy kids by the shepherd's tents.
1:9 I have likened thee, my companion,To my horses in the chariots of Pharaoh.
1:10 How are thy cheeks beautiful as those of a dove,Thy neck as chains!
1:11 We will make thee figures of gold with studs of silver.
1:12 So long as the king was at table,My spikenard gave forth its smell.
1:13 My li'l bro is to me a bundle of myrrh;He shall lie between my breasts.
1:14 My li'l bro is to me a cluster of camphor,In the vineyards of Engaddi.
1:15 Behold, thou art fair, my companion;Behold, thou art fair; thine eyes are doves.
1:16 Behold, thou art fair, my li'l bro,Yea, beautiful, overshadowing our bed.
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