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American Standard Version

Song of Solomon 8 (ASV)

[1] Oh that thou wert as my brother, That sucked the breasts of my mother! When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; Yea, and none would despise me.
[2] I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother’s house, Who would instruct me; I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine, Of the juice of my pomegranate.
[3] His left hand should be under my head, And his right hand should embrace me.
[4] I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, That ye stir not up, nor awake my love, Until he please.
[5] Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, Leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple-tree I awakened thee: There thy mother was in travail with thee, There was she in travail that brought thee forth.
[6] Set me as a seal upon thy heart, As a seal upon thine arm: For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as Sheol; The flashes thereof are flashes of fire, A very flame of Jehovah.
[7] Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can floods drown it: If a man would give all the substance of his house for love, He would utterly be contemned.
[8] We have a little sister, And she hath no breasts: What shall we do for our sister In the day when she shall be spoken for?
[9] If she be a wall, We will build upon her a turret of silver: And if she be a door, We will inclose her with boards of cedar.
[10] I am a wall, and my breasts like the towers thereof Then was I in his eyes as one that found peace.
[11] Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; He let out the vineyard unto keepers; Every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
[12] My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: Thou, O Solomon, shalt have the thousand, And those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
[13] Thou that dwellest in the gardens, The companions hearken for thy voice: Cause me to hear it.
[14] Make haste, my beloved, And be thou like to a roe or to a young hart Upon the mountains of spices.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Song of Solomon 8 (KJVS)

[1] O that H5414 (8799) thou [wert] as my brother H251, that sucked H3243 (8802) the breasts H7699 of my mother H517! [when] I should find H4672 (8799) thee without H2351, I would kiss H5401 (8799) thee; yea, I should not be despised H936 (8799).
[2] I would lead H5090 (8799) thee, [and] bring H935 (8686) thee into my mother’s H517 house H1004, [who] would instruct H3925 (8762) me: I would cause thee to drink H8248 (8686) of spiced H7544 wine H3196 of the juice H6071 of my pomegranate H7416.
[3] His left hand H8040 [should be] under my head H7218, and his right hand H3225 should embrace H2263 (8762) me.
[4] I charge H7650 (8689) you, O daughters H1323 of Jerusalem H3389, that ye stir not up H5782 (8686), nor awake H5782 (8787) [my] love H160, until he please H2654 (8799).
[5] Who [is] this that cometh up H5927 (8802) from the wilderness H4057, leaning H7514 (8693) upon her beloved H1730? I raised H5782 (8790) thee up under the apple tree H8598: there thy mother H517 brought thee forth H2254 (8765): there she brought thee forth H2254 (8765) [that] bare H3205 (8804) thee.
[6] Set H7760 (8798) me as a seal H2368 upon thine heart H3820, as a seal H2368 upon thine arm H2220: for love H160 [is] strong H5794 as death H4194; jealousy H7068 [is] cruel H7186 as the grave H7585: the coals H7565 thereof [are] coals H7565 of fire H784, [which hath a] most vehement flame H7957.
[7] Many H7227 waters H4325 cannot H3201 (8799) quench H3518 (8763) love H160, neither can the floods H5104 drown H7857 (8799) it: if [a] man H376 would give H5414 (8799) all the substance H1952 of his house H1004 for love H160, it would utterly H936 (8800) be contemned H936 (8799).
[8] We have a little H6996 sister H269, and she hath no breasts H7699: what shall we do H6213 (8799) for our sister H269 in the day H3117 when she shall be spoken for H1696 (8792)?
[9] If she [be] a wall H2346, we will build H1129 (8799) upon her a palace H2918 of silver H3701: and if she [be] a door H1817, we will inclose H6696 (8799) her with boards H3871 of cedar H730.
[10] I [am] a wall H2346, and my breasts H7699 like towers H4026: then was I in his eyes H5869 as one that found H4672 (8802) favour H7965.
[11] Solomon H8010 had a vineyard H3754 at Baalhamon H1174; he let out H5414 (8804) the vineyard H3754 unto keepers H5201 (8802); every one H376 for the fruit H6529 thereof was to bring H935 (8686) a thousand H505 [pieces] of silver H3701.
[12] My vineyard H3754, which [is] mine, [is] before H6440 me: thou, O Solomon H8010, [must have] a thousand H505, and those that keep H5201 (8802) the fruit H6529 thereof two hundred H3967.
[13] Thou that dwellest H3427 (8802) in the gardens H1588, the companions H2270 hearken H7181 (8688) to thy voice H6963: cause me to hear H8085 (8685) [it].
[14] Make haste H1272 (8798), my beloved H1730, and be thou like H1819 (8798) to a roe H6643 or to a young H6082 hart H354 upon the mountains H2022 of spices H1314.

Young’s Literal Translation

Song of Solomon 8 (YLT)

[1] Who doth make thee as a brother to me, Sucking the breasts of my mother? I find thee without, I kiss thee, Yea, they do not despise me,
[2] I lead thee, I bring thee in unto my mother’s house, She doth teach me, I cause thee to drink of the perfumed wine, Of the juice of my pomegranate,
[3] His left hand is under my head, And his right doth embrace me.
[4] I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, How ye stir up, And how ye wake the love till she please!
[5] Who is this coming from the wilderness, Hasting herself for her beloved? Under the citron-tree I have waked thee, There did thy mother pledge thee, There she gave a pledge that bare thee.
[6] Set me as a seal on thy heart, as a seal on thine arm, For strong as death is love, Sharp as Sheol is jealousy, Its burnings are burnings of fire, a flame of Jah!
[7] Many waters are not able to quench the love, And floods do not wash it away. If one give all the wealth of his house for love, Treading down-they tread upon it.
[8] We have a little sister, and breasts she hath not, What do we do for our sister, In the day that it is told of her?
[9] If she is a wall, we build by her a palace of silver. And if she is a door, We fashion by her board-work of cedar.
[10] I am a wall, and my breasts as towers, Then I have been in his eyes as one finding peace.
[11] Solomon hath a vineyard in Baal-Hamon, He hath given the vineyard to keepers, Each bringeth for its fruit a thousand silverlings;
[12] My vineyard-my own-is before me, The thousand is for thee, O Solomon. And the two hundred for those keeping its fruit. O dweller in gardens!
[13] The companions are attending to thy voice, Cause me to hear. Flee, my beloved, and be like to a roe,
[14] Or to a young one of the harts on mountains of spices!