SongofSolomon - Chapter 1 | English Standard Version

  • 1. The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
  • 2. Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine;
  • 3. your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
  • 4. Draw me after you; let us run. The king has brought me into his chambers. We will exult and rejoice in you; we will extol your love more than wine; rightly do they love you.
  • 5. I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.
  • 6. Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!
  • 7. Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions?
  • 8. If you do not know, O most beautiful among women, follow in the tracks of the flock, and pasture your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.
  • 9. I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.
  • 10. Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.
  • 11. We will make for you ornaments of gold, studded with silver.
  • 12. While the king was on his couch, my nard gave forth its fragrance.
  • 13. My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh that lies between my breasts.
  • 14. My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms in the vineyards of Engedi.
  • 15. Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.
  • 16. Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, truly delightful. Our couch is green;
  • 17. the beams of our house are cedar; our rafters are pine.