SS 2:1 I am a rose of Sharon, / A lily of the valleys.

SS 2:2 As a lily among thorns, / So is my love among the daughters.

SS 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, / So is my beloved among the sons: In his shade I delighted and sat down, / And his fruit was sweet to my taste.

SS 2:4 He brought me into the banqueting house, / And his banner over me was love.

SS 2:5 Sustain me with raisin cakes, / Refresh me with apples, / For I am sick with love.

SS 2:6 His left hand is under my head, / And his right hand embraces me.

SS 2:7 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, / By the gazelles or by the hinds of the fields, / Not to rouse up or awaken my love / Until she pleases.

SS 2:8 The voice of my beloved! Now he comes, / Leaping upon the mountains, / Skipping upon the hills.

SS 2:9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young hart. / Now he stands behind our wall; / He is looking through the windows, / He is glancing through the lattice.

SS 2:10 My beloved responds and says to me, / Rise up, my love, / My beauty, and come away;

SS 2:11 For now the winter is past; / The rain is over and gone.

SS 2:12 Flowers appear on the earth; / The time of singing has come, / And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

SS 2:13 The fig tree has ripened its figs, / And the vines are in blossom — they give forth their fragrance. / Rise up, my love, / My beauty, and come away.

SS 2:14 My dove, in the clefts of the rock, / In the covert of the precipice, / Let me see your countenance, / Let me hear your voice; / For your voice is sweet, / And your countenance is lovely.

SS 2:15 Catch the foxes for us, / The little foxes, / That ruin the vineyards / While our vineyards are in blossom.

SS 2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his; / He pastures his flock among the lilies.

SS 2:17 Until the day dawns and the shadows flee away, / Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young hart / On the mountains of Bether.

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