Many waters cannot quench love;
    rivers cannot sweep it away.
If one were to give
    all the wealth of one’s house for love,
    it[a] would be utterly scorned.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Songs 8:7 Or he

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

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12 Jacob fled to the country of Aram[a];(A)
    Israel served to get a wife,
    and to pay for her he tended sheep.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 12:12 That is, Northwest Mesopotamia

12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.

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