|Song 1:1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.|
|Song 1:2 ¶ "May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine.
|Song 1:3 "Your oils have a pleasing fragrance,
Your name is like purified oil;
Therefore the maidens love you.
|Song 1:4 "Draw me after you and let us run together!
The king has brought me into his chambers."
¶ "We will rejoice in you and be glad;
We will extol your love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you."
|Song 1:5 ¶ "I am black but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
|Song 1:6 "Do not stare at me because I am swarthy,
For the sun has burned me.
My mother's sons were angry with me;
They made me caretaker of the vineyards,
But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.
|Song 1:7 "Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who veils herself
Beside the flocks of your companions?"
|Song 1:8 ¶ "If you yourself do not know,
Most beautiful among women,
Go forth on the trail of the flock
And pasture your young goats
By the tents of the shepherds.
|Song 1:9 ¶ "To me, my darling, you are like
My mare among the chariots of Pharaoh.
|Song 1:10 "Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments,
Your neck with strings of beads."
|Song 1:11 ¶ "We will make for you ornaments of gold
With beads of silver."
|Song 1:12 ¶ "While the king was at his table,
My perfume gave forth its fragrance.
|Song 1:13 "My beloved is to me a pouch of myrrh
Which lies all night between my breasts.
|Song 1:14 "My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
In the vineyards of Engedi."
|Song 1:15 ¶ "How beautiful you are, my darling,
How beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves."
|Song 1:16 ¶ "How handsome you are, my beloved,
And so pleasant!
Indeed, our couch is luxuriant!
|Song 1:17 "The beams of our houses are cedars,
Our rafters, cypresses.