23 How can you protest, “I am not defiled;
I have not followed the Baals”?(A)
Look at your behavior in the valley;
acknowledge what you have done.(B)
You are a swift young camel
twisting and turning on her way,
24 a wild donkey(C) at home[a] in the wilderness.
She sniffs the wind in the heat of her desire.
Who can control her passion?
All who look for her will not become weary;
they will find her in her mating season.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2:24 Lit donkey taught
  2. 2:24 Lit her month

They are well-fed,[a] eager[b] stallions,(A)
each neighing(B) after someone else’s wife.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 5:8 Lit well-equipped; Hb obscure
  2. 5:8 Lit early-rising; Hb obscure

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