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World English Bible

Song of Solomon 1 (WEBP)

[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 oils have a pleasing fragrance. Your name is oil poured out, therefore the virgins love you.
[4] Take me away with you. Let’s hurry. The king has brought me into his rooms. We will be glad and rejoice in you. We will praise your love more than wine! They are right to love you.
[5] I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar’s tents, like Solomon’s curtains.
[6] Don’t stare at me because I am dark, because the sun has scorched me. My mother’s sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven’t kept my own vineyard.
[7] Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; for why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions?
[8] If you don’t know, most beautiful among women, follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside the shepherds’ tents.
[9] I have compared you, my love, to a steed in Pharaoh’s chariots.
[10] Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings, your neck with strings of jewels.
[11] We will make you earrings of gold, with studs of silver.
[12] While the king sat at his table, my perfume spread 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 from the vineyards of En Gedi.
[15] Behold, you are beautiful, my love. Behold, you are beautiful. Your eyes are like doves.
[16] Behold, you are beautiful, my beloved, yes, pleasant; and our couch is verdant.
[17] The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs.

Song of Solomon 1:15 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Song of Solomon 1 (KJVS)

[1] The song of songs , which [is] Solomon’s .
[2] Let him kiss () me with the kisses of his mouth : for thy love [is] better than wine .
[3] Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name [is as] ointment poured forth (), therefore do the virgins love () thee.
[4] Draw () me, we will run () after thee: the king hath brought () me into his chambers : we will be glad () and rejoice () in thee, we will remember () thy love more than wine : the upright love () thee.
[5] I [am] black , but comely , O ye daughters of Jerusalem , as the tents of Kedar , as the curtains of Solomon .
[6] Look () not upon me, because I [am] black , because the sun hath looked () upon me: my mother’s children were angry () with me; they made () me the keeper () of the vineyards ; [but] mine own vineyard have I not kept ().
[7] Tell () me, O thou whom my soul loveth (), where thou feedest (), where thou makest [thy flock] to rest () at noon : for why should I be as one that turneth aside () by the flocks of thy companions ?
[8] If thou know () not, O thou fairest among women , go thy way forth () by the footsteps of the flock , and feed () thy kids beside the shepherds ()’ tents .
[9] I have compared () thee, O my love , to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots .
[10] Thy cheeks are comely () with rows [of jewels], thy neck with chains [of gold].
[11] We will make () thee borders of gold with studs of silver .
[12] While the king [sitteth] at his table , my spikenard sendeth forth () the smell thereof.
[13] A bundle of myrrh [is] my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie () all night betwixt my breasts .
[14] My beloved [is] unto me [as] a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi .
[15] Behold, thou [art] fair , my love ; behold, thou [art] fair ; thou [hast] doves ’ eyes .
[16] Behold, thou [art] fair , my beloved , yea, pleasant : also our bed [is] green .
[17] The beams of our house [are] cedar , [and] our rafters () of fir .

Young’s Literal Translation

Song of Solomon 1 (YLT)

[1] The Song of Songs, that is Solomon’s.
[2] Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth, For better are thy loves than wine.
[3] For fragrance are thy perfumes good. Perfume emptied out-thy name, Therefore have virgins loved thee!
[4] Draw me: after thee we run, The king hath brought me into his inner chambers, We do joy and rejoice in thee, We mention thy loves more than wine, Uprightly they have loved thee!
[5] Dark am I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.
[6] Fear me not, because I am very dark, Because the sun hath scorched me, The sons of my mother were angry with me, They made me keeper of the vineyards, My vineyard-my own-I have not kept.
[7] Declare to me, thou whom my soul hath loved, Where thou delightest, Where thou liest down at noon, For why am I as one veiled, By the ranks of thy companions?
[8] If thou knowest not, O fair among women, Get thee forth by the traces of the flock, And feed thy kids by the shepherds’ dwellings!
[9] To my joyous one in chariots of Pharaoh, I have compared thee, my friend,
[10] Comely have been thy cheeks with garlands, Thy neck with chains.
[11] Garlands of gold we do make for thee, With studs of silver!
[12] While the king is in his circle, My spikenard hath given its fragrance.
[13] A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, Between my breasts it lodgeth.
[14] A cluster of cypress is my beloved to me, In the vineyards of En-Gedi!
[15] Lo, thou art fair, my friend, Lo, thou art fair, thine eyes are doves!
[16] Lo, thou art fair, my love, yea, pleasant, Yea, our couch is green,
[17] The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are firs, I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys!