Place me like a seal over your heart,
    like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death,
    its jealousy[a] unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire,
    like a mighty flame.[b]
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[c] would be utterly scorned.

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  1. Song of Solomon 8:6 Or ardour
  2. Song of Solomon 8:6 Or fire, / like the very flame of the Lord
  3. Song of Solomon 8:7 Or he