[a]Set me as a seal on thine heart, and as a signet upon thine arm: for love is strong as death: jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are fiery coals, and a vehement flame.

Much water cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man should give all the substance of his house for love, they would greatly contemn it.

[b]We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister when she shall be spoken for?

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 8:6 The spouse desireth Christ to be joined in perpetual love with him.
  2. Song of Solomon 8:8 The Jewish Church speaketh this of the Church of the Gentiles.

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