SongofSolomon - Chapter 2 | American Standard Version

  • 1. I am a rose of Sharon, A lily of the valleys.
  • 2. As a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.
  • 3. As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
  • 4. He brought me to the banqueting-house, And his banner over me was love.
  • 5. Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am sick from love.
  • 6. His left hand {cf15i is} under my head, And his right hand doth embrace me.
  • 7. I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the roes, or by the hinds of the field, That ye stir not up, nor awake {cf15i my} love, Until he please.
  • 8. The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh, Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.
  • 9. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: Behold, he standeth behind our wall; He looketh in at the windows; He glanceth through the lattice.
  • 10. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
  • 11. For, lo, the winter is past; The rain is over and gone;
  • 12. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing {cf15i of birds} is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;
  • 13. The fig-tree ripeneth her green figs, And the vines are in blossom; They give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
  • 14. O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the steep place, Let me see thy countenance, Let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
  • 15. Take us the foxes, the little foxes, That spoil the vineyards; For our vineyards are in blossom.
  • 16. My beloved is mine, and I am his: He feedeth {cf15i his flock} among the lilies.
  • 17. Until the day be cool, and the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart Upon the mountains of Bether.