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Song of Solomon 1:16-2:1 American Standard Version (ASV)

16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant:
Also our couch is green.
17 The beams of our [a]house are [b]cedars,
And our rafters are [c]firs.
I am a [d]rose of [e]Sharon,
A lily of the valleys.


  1. Song of Solomon 1:17 Or, houses
  2. Song of Solomon 1:17 Or, of cedar . . . of fir
  3. Song of Solomon 1:17 Or, cypresses
  4. Song of Solomon 2:1 Hebrew habazzeleth, the autumn crocus.
  5. Song of Solomon 2:1 Or, the plain

Song of Solomon 2:12-17 American Standard Version (ASV)

12 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the [a]singing of birds is come,
And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;
13 The fig-tree ripeneth her green figs,
And the vines are in blossom;
They give forth their fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
In the covert of the steep place,
Let me see thy countenance,
Let me hear thy voice;
For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes,
That spoil the vineyards;
For our vineyards are in blossom.
16 My beloved is mine, and I am his:
He feedeth his flock among the lilies.
17 [b]Until the day [c]be cool, and the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be thou like a [d]roe or a young hart
Upon the [e]mountains of [f]Bether.


  1. Song of Solomon 2:12 Or, pruning of vines
  2. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, When the day is cool
  3. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, break. Hebrew breathe.
  4. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, gazelle
  5. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, mountains of separation
  6. Song of Solomon 2:17 Perhaps, the spice malobathron

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