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Song of Songs 1:6 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Do not stare at me because I am so black,[a]
    because the sun has burned me.
The sons of my mother were angry with me;
    they charged me with the care of the vineyards:
    my own vineyard I did not take care of.

Footnotes:

  1. 1:6 So black: tanned from working outdoors in her brothers’ vineyards, unlike the city women she addresses. My own vineyard: perhaps the woman herself; see 8:8–10 for her relationship to her brothers.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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