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Song of Solomon 1

The Bride Confesses Her Love
(Ephesians 5:22–33; 1 Peter 3:1–7)

1 This is Solomon’s Song of Songs. a 

The Bride

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!

For your love is more delightful than wine.

3 The fragrance of your perfume is pleasing;

your name is like perfume poured out.

No wonder the maidens adore you.

4 Take me away with you—let us hurry!

May the king bring me to his chambers.

The Friends

We will rejoice and delight in you;

we will praise your love more than wine.

The Bride

It is only right that they adore you.

5 I am dark, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem,

like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

6 Do not stare because I am dark,

for the sun has gazed upon me.

My mother’s sons were angry with me;

they made me a keeper of the vineyards,

but my own vineyard I have neglected.

7 Tell me, O one I love,

where do you pasture your sheep?

Where do you rest them at midday?

Why should I be like a veiled woman

beside the flocks of your companions?

The Friends

8 If you do not know, O fairest of women,

follow the tracks of the flock,

and graze your young goats

near the tents of the shepherds.

The Bridegroom

9 I compare you, my darling,

to a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.

10 Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments,

your neck with strings of jewels.

The Friends

11 We will make you ornaments of gold,

studded with beads of silver.

The Bride

12 While the king was at his table,

my perfume spread its fragrance.

13 My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh

resting between my breasts.

14 My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms

in the vineyards of En-gedi.

The Bridegroom

15 How beautiful you are, my darling!

Oh, how very beautiful!

Your eyes are like doves.

The Bride

16 How handsome you are, my beloved!

Oh, how delightful!

The soft grass is our bed.

The Bridegroom

17 The beams of our house are cedars;

our rafters are fragrant firs.



1 a Most translators add subheadings for speaker identifications such as The Bride , The Groom , and The Friends based on the gender and number of the Hebrew words.

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