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Song of Solomon 2:10-17Revised Standard Version (RSV)

10 My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, 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 singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
    is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree puts forth its figs,
    and the vines are in blossom;
    they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my fair one,
    and come away.
14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
    in the covert of the cliff,
let me see your face,
    let me hear your voice,
for your voice is sweet,
    and your face is comely.
15 Catch 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 pastures his flock among the lilies.
17 Until the day breathe
    and the shadows flee,
turn, my beloved, be like a gazelle,
    or a young stag upon rugged[a] mountains.

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Solomon 2:17 The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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