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
9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in
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 well-beloved 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.
1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my
beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great
delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me
5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of
6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth
7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by
the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
till he please.
8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the
mountains, skipping upon the hills.
9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth
behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing
himself through the lattice.
10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair
one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of
birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with
the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret
places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear
thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is
15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines:
for our vines have tender grapes.
16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the
17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my
beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the
mountains of Bether.
1 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought
him, but I found him not.
2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in
the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought
him, but I found him not.
3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said,
Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him
whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until
I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber
of her that conceived me.
5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by
the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
till he please.
6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of
smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of
7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are
about it, of the valiant of Israel.
8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his
sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of
gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being
paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.
11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon
with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of
his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.
1 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou
hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of
goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which
came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none
is barren among them.
3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is
comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy
4 Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury,
whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty
5 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which
feed among the lilies.
6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me
to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
8 Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon:
look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon,
from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast
ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy
10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better
is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all
11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk
are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the
smell of Lebanon.
12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up,
a fountain sealed.
13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant
fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees
of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams
16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my
garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved
come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have
gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with
my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends;
drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved
that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove,
my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with
the drops of the night.
3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed
my feet; how shall I defile them?
4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my
bowels were moved for him.
5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with
myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the
handles of the lock.
6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself,
and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I
could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me,
they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from
8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved,
that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
9 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest
among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that
thou dost so charge us?
10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten
11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and
black as a raven.
12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters,
washed with milk, and fitly set.
13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips
like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.
14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is
as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine
gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This
is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
1 Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women?
whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with
2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of
spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among
4 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army with banners.
5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy
hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the
washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one
barren among them.
7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.
8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and
virgins without number.
9 My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her
mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The
daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the
concubines, and they praised her.
10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the
moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the
valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the
12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of
13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look
upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the
company of two armies.
1 How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter!
the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands
of a cunning workman.
2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor:
thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.
3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools
in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower
of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
5 Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine
head like purple; the king is held in the galleries.
6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!
7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to
clusters of grapes.
8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the
boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the
vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;
9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved,
that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are
asleep to speak.
10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us
lodge in the villages.
12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine
flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates
bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.
13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner
of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee,
O my beloved.
1 O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my
mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea,
I should not be despised.
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 charge 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? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy
mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that
6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the
coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement
7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown
it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love,
it 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 palace 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 towers: then was I in his
eyes as one that found favour.
11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; 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,
must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two
13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to
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.