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Song of Songs 8:5 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

The Return from the Desert

D? Who is this coming up from the desert,
    leaning upon her lover?
W Beneath the apple tree I awakened you;[a]
    there your mother conceived you;
    there she who bore you conceived.


  1. 8:5 Awakened you: the speakers in this verse are difficult to identify. Someone (the poet? Daughters?) hails the couple in v. 5a. According to the Masoretic vocalization, the woman is the speaker in v. 5b.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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