Song of Songs 1:1-4New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 This is the greatest song Solomon ever wrote.
A Shulammite woman says to King Solomon
2 “I long for your lips to kiss me! Your love makes me happier than wine does. 3 The lotion you have on pleases me. Your name is like perfume that is poured out. No wonder the young women love you! 4 Take me away with you. Let us hurry! King Solomon, bring me into your palace.”
The other women say
“King Solomon, you fill us with joy. You make us happy. We praise your love more than we praise wine.”
Song of Songs 4:1-7New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
The king says to the Shulammite woman
4 “You are so beautiful, my love! So beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. Your hair flows like a flock of black goats coming down from the hills of Gilead. 2 Your teeth are as clean as a flock of sheep. Their wool has just been clipped. They have just come up from being washed. Each of your teeth has its twin. Not one of them is alone. 3 Your lips are like a bright red ribbon. Your mouth is so lovely. Your cheeks behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate. 4 Your neck is strong and beautiful like the tower of David. That tower is built with rows of stones. A thousand shields are hanging on it. All of them belong to mighty soldiers. 5 Your breasts are lovely. They are like two young antelopes that eat among the lilies. 6 I will go to the mountain of myrrh. I’ll go to the hill of incense. I’ll stay there until the day begins and the shadows fade away. 7 Every part of you is so beautiful, my love. There is no flaw in you.
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