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Song of Solomon 2American Standard Version (ASV)

I am a [a]rose of [b]Sharon,
A lily of the valleys.

As a lily among thorns,
So is my love among the daughters.

As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood,
So is my beloved among the sons.
I [c]sat down under his shadow with great delight,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
He brought me to the [d]banqueting-house,
And his banner over me was love.
Stay ye me with [e]raisins, refresh me with apples;
For I am sick from love.
[f]His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand doth embrace me.

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the [g]roes, or by the hinds of the field,
That ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
Until [h]he please.

The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh,
Leaping upon the mountains,
Skipping upon the hills.
My beloved is like a [i]roe or a young hart:
Behold, he standeth behind our wall;
He looketh in at the windows;
He glanceth through the lattice.

10 My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past;
The rain is over and gone;
12 The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the [j]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 [k]Until the day [l]be cool, and the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be thou like a [m]roe or a young hart
Upon the [n]mountains of [o]Bether.

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Solomon 2:1 Hebrew habazzeleth, the autumn crocus.
  2. Song of Solomon 2:1 Or, the plain
  3. Song of Solomon 2:3 Hebrew delighted and sat down etc.
  4. Song of Solomon 2:4 Hebrew house of wine.
  5. Song of Solomon 2:5 Hebrew cakes of raisins.
  6. Song of Solomon 2:6 Or, Let his left hand be etc.
  7. Song of Solomon 2:7 Or, gazelles
  8. Song of Solomon 2:7 Or, it. Or, she
  9. Song of Solomon 2:9 Or, gazelle
  10. Song of Solomon 2:12 Or, pruning of vines
  11. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, When the day is cool
  12. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, break. Hebrew breathe.
  13. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, gazelle
  14. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or, mountains of separation
  15. Song of Solomon 2:17 Perhaps, the spice malobathron
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