SongofSolomon - Chapter 1 | New King James Version

  • 1. The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
  • 2. The Shulamite Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth-- For your {cf2super [1]} love is better than wine.
  • 3. Because of the fragrance of your good ointments, Your name is ointment poured forth; Therefore the virgins love you.
  • 4. Draw me away! The Daughters of Jerusalem We will run after you. {cf2super [2]} The Shulamite The king has brought me into his chambers. The Daughters of Jerusalem We will be glad and rejoice in you. {cf2super [3]} We will remember your {cf2super [4]} love more than wine. The Shulamite Rightly do they love you. {cf2super [5]}
  • 5. I am dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon.
  • 6. Do not look upon me, because I am dark, Because the sun has tanned me. My mother's sons were angry with me; They made me the keeper of the vineyards, But my own vineyard I have not kept.
  • 7. (To Her Beloved) Tell me, O you whom I love, Where you feed your flock, Where you make it rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself {cf2super [6]} By the flocks of your companions?
  • 8. The Beloved If you do not know, O fairest among women, Follow in the footsteps of the flock, And feed your little goats Beside the shepherds' tents.
  • 9. I have compared you, my love, To my filly among Pharaoh's chariots.
  • 10. Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with chains of gold.
  • 11. The Daughters of Jerusalem We will make you {cf2super [7]} ornaments of gold With studs of silver.
  • 12. The Shulamite While the king is at his table, My spikenard sends forth its fragrance.
  • 13. A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, That lies all night between my breasts.
  • 14. My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blooms In the vineyards of En Gedi.
  • 15. The Beloved Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove's eyes.
  • 16. The Shulamite Behold, you are handsome, my beloved! Yes, pleasant! Also our bed is green.
  • 17. The beams of our houses are cedar, And our rafters of fir.