SongofSolomon - Chapter 1 | Good News Translation

  • 1. The most beautiful of songs, by Solomon.
  • 2. Your lips cover me with kisses; your love is better than wine.
  • 3. There is a fragrance about you; the sound of your name recalls it. No woman could keep from loving you.
  • 4. Take me with you, and we'll run away; be my king and take me to your room. We will be happy together, drink deep, and lose ourselves in love. No wonder all women love you!
  • 5. Women of Jerusalem, I am dark but beautiful, dark as the desert tents of Kedar, but beautiful as the draperies in Solomon's palace.
  • 6. Don't look down on me because of my color, because the sun has tanned me. My brothers were angry with me and made me work in the vineyard. I had no time to care for myself.
  • 7. Tell me, my love, Where will you lead your flock to graze? Where will they rest from the noonday sun? Why should I need to look for you among the flocks of the other shepherds?
  • 8. Don't you know the place, loveliest of women? Go and follow the flock; find pasture for your goats near the tents of the shepherds.
  • 9. You, my love, excite men as a mare excites the stallions of Pharaoh's chariots.
  • 10. Your hair is beautiful upon your cheeks and falls along your neck like jewels.
  • 11. But we will make for you a chain of gold with ornaments of silver.
  • 12. My king was lying on his couch, and my perfume filled the air with fragrance.
  • 13. My lover has the scent of myrrh as he lies upon my breasts.
  • 14. My lover is like the wild flowers that bloom in the vineyards at Engedi.
  • 15. How beautiful you are, my love; how your eyes shine with love!
  • 16. How handsome you are, my dearest; how you delight me! The green grass will be our bed;
  • 17. the cedars will be the beams of our house, and the cypress trees the ceiling.