The Shulamite to Her Beloved

(A)Set me as a seal upon your heart,
As a seal upon your arm;
For love is as strong as death,
(B)Jealousy as [a]cruel as [b]the grave;
Its flames are flames of fire,
[c]A most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor can the floods drown it.
(C)If a man would give for love
All the wealth of his house,
It would be utterly despised.

The Shulamite’s Brothers

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

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 8:6 severe, lit. hard
  2. Song of Solomon 8:6 Or Sheol
  3. Song of Solomon 8:6 Lit. A flame of Yah, poetic form of YHWH, the Lord