Song of Solomon 1:5

“I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

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I am black, but comely, Oh ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

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I am so black; but [you are] lovely and pleasant [the ladies assured her]. O you daughters of Jerusalem, [I am as dark] as the tents of [the Bedouin tribe] Kedar, like the [beautiful] curtains of Solomon!

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Dark am I, and lovely, daughters of Jerusalem—
        like the black tents of the Kedar nomads,
        like the curtains of Solomon’s palace.

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[She]

I am dark tan but beautiful,
you daughters of Yerushalayim,
like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Shlomo.

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    Take me to your home.

The Young Women Speak:

We are happy for you!
And we praise your love
    even more than wine.

She Speaks:

Young women of Jerusalem,
it is only right
    that you should adore him.
My skin is dark and beautiful,
like a tent in the desert
    or like Solomon’s curtains.

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I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

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Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept.

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She Speaks to the Women

Daughters of Jerusalem,
    I am dark and beautiful,
    as black as the tents of Kedar and Salma.

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She

I am very dark, but lovely,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

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She

I am very dark, but lovely,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

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The Woman Speaks

I’m dark ·but [or and] ·lovely [beautiful; C she was out in the sun because her brothers forced her to work the fields; v. 6],
    ·women [L daughters] of Jerusalem [C her friends whom she is instructing about love],
    dark like the tents of Kedar [C desert nomads; Gen. 25:13; Jer. 49:28–29],
    like the curtains of ·Solomon [or Salma; C south Arabian desert nomads].

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Regard ye me not because I am black: for the sun hath looked upon me. The sons of my mother were angry against me: they made me the keeper of the vines: but I kept not mine own vine.

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[Bride]

Young women of Jerusalem, I am dark and lovely
    like Kedar’s tents,
    like Solomon’s curtains.

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Women of Jerusalem, I am dark but beautiful,
    dark as the desert tents of Kedar,
    but beautiful as the draperies in Solomon's palace.

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Daughters of Jerusalem,
I am dark like the tents of Kedar,
yet lovely like the curtains of Solomon.

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I am dark, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, more desirable as the booths of Kedar, as the tents of Solomon.

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I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

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I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem,
as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

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Maiden’s Self-Description

I am black but beautiful, O maidens of Jerusalem,
    like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

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“I am dark but beautiful, O girls of Jerusalem, tanned as the dark tents of Kedar.”

King Solomon: “But lovely as the silken tents of Solomon!”

The Girl:

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5-6 I am weathered but still elegant,
    oh, dear sisters in Jerusalem,
Weather-darkened like Kedar desert tents,
    time-softened like Solomon’s Temple hangings.
Don’t look down on me because I’m dark,
    darkened by the sun’s harsh rays.
My brothers ridiculed me and sent me to work in the fields.
    They made me care for the face of the earth,
    but I had no time to care for my own face.

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[Bride]

Young women of Jerusalem, I am dark and lovely
    like Kedar’s tents,
    like Solomon’s curtains.

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I am black but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.

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The Woman Speaks

I’m dark but lovely,
    women of Jerusalem,
    dark like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

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The Country Maiden and the Daughters of Jerusalem

The Beloved to the Maidens:

I am dark but lovely, O maidens of Jerusalem,
dark like the tents of Qedar,
lovely like the tent curtains of Salmah.

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“Women of Jerusalem,
    my skin is dark but lovely.
It is dark like the tents in Kedar.
    It’s like the curtains of Solomon’s tent.

Song of Songs 1:5X

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

Song of Songs 1:5X

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

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.

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“I am dark but beautiful, O people of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

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I am dark but beautiful,
    O women of Jerusalem—
dark as the tents of Kedar,
    dark as the curtains of Solomon’s tents.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am black and beautiful,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am black and beautiful,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am black and beautiful,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am black and beautiful,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

Shechorah (black, dark, sun-blackened) am I, yet lovely, O ye banot Yerushalayim, like the oholim (tents) of Kedar, like the curtains of Sh’lomo.

Shir Hashirim 1:5X

I am very dark, but comely,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am very dark, but comely,
    O daughters of Jerusalem,
like the tents of Kedar,
    like the curtains of Solomon.

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    (to the young women) Look at me, young women of Jerusalem.
        I am dark but beautiful.
    I am dark like the tents of Kedar;
        I am beautiful like the curtains of Solomon’s temple.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

I am dark, but lovely,
    you daughters of Jerusalem,
    like Kedar’s tents,
    like Solomon’s curtains.

Song of Solomon 1:5X

Ye daughters of Jerusalem, I am black, but fair, as the tabernacles of Kedar, as the skins of Solomon. (Ye daughters of Jerusalem, I am black, and beautiful, like the tents of Kedar, and like Solomon’s curtains.)

Song of Solomon 1:5X

Dark [am] I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.

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