Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
    because the sun has looked upon me.
My (A)mother's sons were angry with me;
    they made me (B)keeper of (C)the vineyards,
    but (D)my own vineyard I have not kept!
Tell me, you (E)whom my soul loves,
    where you (F)pasture your flock,
    where you make it (G)lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
    beside the flocks of your (H)companions?

Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other

He

If you do not know,
    O (I)most beautiful among women,
follow in the tracks of the flock,
    and pasture your young goats
    beside the shepherds' tents.

I compare you, (J)my love,
    to (K)a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.
10 (L)Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
    your neck with strings of jewels.

Others

11 We will make for you[a] ornaments of gold,
    studded with silver.

She

12 While (M)the king was on his couch,
    my (N)nard gave forth its fragrance.

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 1:11 The Hebrew for you is feminine singular

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