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Song of Solomon 2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The Bride’s Admiration

“I am the [a]rose of Sharon,
The lily of the valleys.”

The Groom

“Like a lily among the thorns,
So is my darling among the [b]young women.”

The Bride

“Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the [c]young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his fruit was sweet to my [d]taste.
He has brought me to his [e]banquet hall,
And his banner over me is love.
Refresh me with raisin cakes,
Sustain me with apples,
Because I am lovesick.
His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand embraces me.”

The Groom

Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the does of the field,
That you will not disturb or awaken my love
Until she pleases.”

The Bride

“Listen! My beloved!
Behold, he is coming,
Leaping on the mountains,
Jumping on the hills!
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young [f]stag.
Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering through the lattice.

10 “My beloved responded and said to me,
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along.
11 For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
12 The blossoms have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for [g]pruning the vines,
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
13 The fig tree has ripened its fruit,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along!’”

The Groom

14 My dove, in the clefts of the [h]rock,
In the hiding place of the mountain pathway,
Let me see [i]how you look,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is pleasant,
And [j]you look delightful.”

The Chorus

15 Catch the [k]foxes for us,
The [l]little [m]foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
While our vineyards are in blossom.”

The Bride

16 My beloved is mine, and I am his;
He pastures his flock among the lilies.
17 Until the cool of the day, when the shadows flee,
Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle
Or a young stag on the mountains of [n]Bether.”

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Solomon 2:1 Lit asphodel
  2. Song of Solomon 2:2 Lit daughters
  3. Song of Solomon 2:3 Lit sons
  4. Song of Solomon 2:3 Lit palate
  5. Song of Solomon 2:4 Lit house of wine
  6. Song of Solomon 2:9 Lit of the stags
  7. Song of Solomon 2:12 Or singing
  8. Song of Solomon 2:14 Or crag
  9. Song of Solomon 2:14 Lit your appearance
  10. Song of Solomon 2:14 Lit your appearance
  11. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or jackals
  12. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or young
  13. Song of Solomon 2:15 Or jackals
  14. Song of Solomon 2:17 Or ravines; or perfumes
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Song of Songs 2 New International Version (NIV)

She[a]

I am a rose[b] of Sharon,
    a lily of the valleys.

He

Like a lily among thorns
    is my darling among the young women.

She

Like an apple[c] tree among the trees of the forest
    is my beloved among the young men.
I delight to sit in his shade,
    and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
Let him lead me to the banquet hall,
    and let his banner over me be love.
Strengthen me with raisins,
    refresh me with apples,
    for I am faint with love.
His left arm is under my head,
    and his right arm embraces me.
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
    by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
    until it so desires.

Listen! My beloved!
    Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
    bounding over the hills.
My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
    Look! There he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
    peering through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke and said to me,
    “Arise, my darling,
    my beautiful one, come with me.
11 See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
12 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree forms its early fruit;
    the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me.”

He

14 My dove in the clefts of the rock,
    in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
    let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
    and your face is lovely.
15 Catch for us the foxes,
    the little foxes
that ruin the vineyards,
    our vineyards that are in bloom.

She

16 My beloved is mine and I am his;
    he browses among the lilies.
17 Until the day breaks
    and the shadows flee,
turn, my beloved,
    and be like a gazelle
or like a young stag
    on the rugged hills.[d]

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Songs 2:1 Or He
  2. Song of Songs 2:1 Probably a member of the crocus family
  3. Song of Songs 2:3 Or possibly apricot; here and elsewhere in Song of Songs
  4. Song of Songs 2:17 Or the hills of Bether
New International Version (NIV)

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