Even much water cannot put out the flame of love; floods cannot ·drown [flood] love. If a man offered ·everything [L all the wealth] in his house for love, ·people would totally reject it [or he would be completely despised].
Hang my locket around your neck, wear my ring on your finger. Love is invincible facing danger and death. Passion laughs at the terrors of hell. The fire of love stops at nothing— it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters can’t drown love, torrents of rain can’t put it out. Love can’t be bought, love can’t be sold— it’s not to be found in the marketplace. My brothers used to worry about me:
Rivers of pain and persecutionwill never extinguish this flame.Endless floods will be unableto quench this raging fire that burns within you.Everything will be consumed.It will stop at nothingas you yield everything to this furious fireuntil it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore.
Many waters be not able to quench charity, neither floods shall oppress it. Though a man give all the chattel of his house for love, he shall despise, or reckon it, as nought. (A great many waters be not able to drown love, nor can the floods sweep it away. And even though a man might give all the possessions of his house for love, he shall reckonit as but nothing, or of no consequence.)
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