Add parallel Print Page Options

Young Woman

Oh, I wish you were my brother,
    who nursed at my mother’s breasts.
Then I could kiss you no matter who was watching,
    and no one would criticize me.
I would bring you to my childhood home,
    and there you would teach me.[a]
I would give you spiced wine to drink,
    my sweet pomegranate wine.
Your left arm would be under my head,
    and your right arm would embrace me.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 8:2 Or there she will teach me.

Bible Gateway Recommends

NLT Premium Gift Bible Imitation Leather, purple petals
NLT Premium Gift Bible Imitation Leather, purple petals
Retail: $15.99
Our Price: $11.99
Save: $4.00 (25%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The NLT Spiritual Growth Bible Pink Faux Leather
The NLT Spiritual Growth Bible Pink Faux Leather
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $34.99
Save: $15.00 (30%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
KJV/NLT People's Parallel Bible Burgundy Imitation Leather
KJV/NLT People's Parallel Bible Burgundy Imitation Leather
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $36.99
Save: $13.00 (26%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, bold blue
My First Hands-on Bible--soft leather-look, bold blue
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $15.99
Save: $4.00 (20%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars