The Bride’s Admiration

[a]I am the [b](A)rose of (B)Sharon,
The (C)lily of the valleys.”

[c]Like a lily among the thorns,
So is (D)my darling among the [d]maidens.”

[e]Like an [f](E)apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the [g]young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his (F)fruit was sweet to my [h]taste.
“He has (G)brought me to his [i]banquet hall,
And his (H)banner over me is love.
“Sustain me with (I)raisin cakes,
Refresh me with [j](J)apples,
Because (K)I am lovesick.
“Let (L)his left hand be under my head
And (M)his right hand (N)embrace me.”

[k]I (O)adjure you, O (P)daughters of Jerusalem,
By the (Q)gazelles or by the (R)hinds of the field,
(S)That you do not arouse or awaken my love
Until [l]she pleases.”

[m]Listen! My beloved!
Behold, he is coming,
Climbing (T)on the mountains,
Leaping on the hills!
“My beloved is like a (U)gazelle or a (V)young [n]stag.
Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering (W)through the lattice.

10 “My beloved responded and said to me,
(X)Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along.
11 ‘For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
12 ‘The flowers have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for [o]pruning the vines,
And the voice of the (Y)turtledove has been heard in our land.
13 ‘The (Z)fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the (AA)vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along!’”

14 [p]O (AB)my dove, (AC)in the clefts of the [q]rock,
In the secret place of the steep [r]pathway,
Let me see your [s]form,
(AD)Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your [t]form is (AE)lovely.”

15 [u](AF)Catch the foxes for us,
The [v]little foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
While our (AG)vineyards are in blossom.”

16 [w](AH)My beloved is mine, and I am his;
He (AI)pastures his flock among the lilies.
17 (AJ)Until [x]the cool of the day when the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be like a (AK)gazelle
Or a young stag (AL)on the mountains of [y]Bether.”


  1. Song of Solomon 2:1 BRIDE
  2. Song of Solomon 2:1 Lit crocus
  3. Song of Solomon 2:2 BRIDEGROOM
  4. Song of Solomon 2:2 Lit daughters
  5. Song of Solomon 2:3 BRIDE
  6. Song of Solomon 2:3 Or apricot
  7. Song of Solomon 2:3 Lit sons
  8. Song of Solomon 2:3 Lit palate
  9. Song of Solomon 2:4 Lit house of wine
  10. Song of Solomon 2:5 Or apricots
  11. Song of Solomon 2:7 BRIDEGROOM
  12. Song of Solomon 2:7 Or it
  13. Song of Solomon 2:8 BRIDE
  14. Song of Solomon 2:9 Lit of the stags
  15. Song of Solomon 2:12 Or singing
  16. Song of Solomon 2:14 BRIDEGROOM
  17. Song of Solomon 2:14 Or crag
  18. Song of Solomon 2:14 Or cliff
  19. Song of Solomon 2:14 Lit appearance
  20. Song of Solomon 2:14 Lit appearance
  21. Song of Solomon 2:15 CHORUS
  22. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or young
  23. Song of Solomon 2:16 BRIDE
  24. Song of Solomon 2:17 Lit the day blows
  25. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or cleavage or a kind of spice

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