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Set me as a seal upon your heart,
    as (A)a seal upon your arm,
for (B)love is strong as death,
    (C)jealousy[a] is fierce as the grave.[b]
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
    the very (D)flame of the Lord.
Many waters cannot quench love,
    neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love
    all the wealth of his (E)house,
    he[c] would be utterly despised.

Final Advice


We have a little sister,
    and she (F)has no breasts.
What shall we do for our sister
    on the day when she is spoken for?

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  1. Song of Solomon 8:6 Or ardour
  2. Song of Solomon 8:6 Hebrew as Sheol
  3. Song of Solomon 8:7 Or it

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