Song of Songs 1New International Version (NIV)
1 Solomon’s Song of Songs.
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
We rejoice and delight in you[b];
How right they are to adore you!
5 Dark am I, yet lovely,
8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women,
9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare
12 While the king was at his table,
15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
16 How handsome you are, my beloved!
17 The beams of our house are cedars;
Song of Solomon 1New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.
Colloquy of Bride and Friends
2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
5 I am black and beautiful,
8 If you do not know,
Colloquy of Bridegroom, Friends, and Bride
9 I compare you, my love,
12 While the king was on his couch,
15 Ah, you are beautiful, my love;
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