Many waters cannot quench love,
    neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love
    all the wealth of his (A)house,
    he[a] would be utterly despised.

Final Advice

Others

We have a little sister,
    and she (B)has no breasts.
What shall we do for our sister
    on the day when she is spoken for?
If she is a wall,
    we will build on her a battlement of silver,
but if she is a door,
    we will enclose her with (C)boards of cedar.

She

10 (D)I was a wall,
    and my (E)breasts were like towers;
then I was in his eyes
    as one who finds[b] peace.

11 Solomon had (F)a vineyard at Baal-hamon;
    he (G)let out the vineyard to (H)keepers;
    each one was to bring for its fruit (I)a thousand pieces of silver.
12 My vineyard, my very own, is before me;
    you, O Solomon, may have the thousand,
    and (J)the keepers of the fruit two hundred.

He

13 (K)O you who dwell in the gardens,
    with (L)companions listening for your voice;
    (M)let me hear it.

She

14 (N)Make haste, my beloved,
    and be (O)like a gazelle
or a young stag
    on (P)the mountains of spices.

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 8:7 Or it
  2. Song of Solomon 8:10 Or brings out

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