If only I could treat you like my brother,[a]
one who nursed at my mother’s breasts,
I would find you in public and kiss you,
and no one would scorn me.

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  1. Song of Solomon 8:1 Lit Would that you were like a brother to me

12 For this is what the Lord says:

I will make peace flow to her like a river,(A)
and the wealth[a] of nations like a flood;(B)
you will nurse and be carried on her hip(C)
and bounced on her lap.

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  1. Isaiah 66:12 Or glory

16 Gather the people;
sanctify the congregation;(A)
assemble the aged;[a](B)
gather the children,
even those nursing at the breast.
Let the groom leave his bedroom,(C)
and the bride her honeymoon chamber.

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  1. Joel 2:16 Or elders