The Bride Confesses Her Love

Song of Solomon 1

1 The Song of a Songs, which is Solomon's.

She 1

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your b love is better than wine;
3 your c anointing oils are fragrant;
your d name is oil poured out;
therefore virgins love you.


4 e Draw me after you; f let us run.
g The king has brought me into his chambers.
We will h exult and rejoice in you;
we will extol b your love more than wine;
rightly do they love you.


5 I am very dark, but i lovely,
O j daughters of Jerusalem,
like k the tents of l Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not gaze at me because I am dark,
because the sun has looked upon me.
My m mother's sons were angry with me;
they made me n keeper of o the vineyards,
but p my own vineyard I have not kept!
7 Tell me, you q whom my soul loves,
where you r pasture your flock,
where you make it s lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who veils herself
beside the flocks of your t companions?

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 4:32
    He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005.
  2. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 4:10
    How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!
  3. Cross References
    Luke 7:46
    You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
    John 12:3
    Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
  4. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 7:1
    A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
  5. Cross References
    Hosea 11:4
    I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.
    John 6:44
    No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
    John 12:32
    And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 119:32
    I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart!
    Philippians 3:12 - 14
    Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 45:14 - 15
    In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her.
    Song of Solomon 2:4
    He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
    John 14:2
    In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
    Ephesians 2:6
    And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 9:2
    I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
    Psalms 45:15
    With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
  9. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 1:2
    Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine.
  10. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 2:14
    O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
    Song of Solomon 4:3
    Your lips are like a scarlet thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.
    Song of Solomon 6:4
    You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
  11. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 2:7
    I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the ...
    Song of Solomon 3:5
    I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the ...
    Song of Solomon 3:10 - 11
    He made its posts of silver, its back of gold, ...
    Song of Solomon 5:8
    I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you ...
    Song of Solomon 5:16
    His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether d...
    Song of Solomon 8:4
    I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that yo...
    Luke 23:28
    But turning to them Jesus said, "Daughters of J...
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 120:5
    Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:7
    All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will beautify my beautiful house.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 69:8
    I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's sons.
  15. Cross References
    Job 27:18
    He builds his house like a moth's, like a booth that a watchman makes.
    Proverbs 27:18
    Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
  16. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 8:11 - 12
    Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; he let out the vineyard to keepers; each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.
  17. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:27
    But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
  18. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 3:1 - 4
    On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not.
  19. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 2:16
    My beloved is mine, and I am his; he grazes among the lilies.
    Song of Solomon 6:3
    I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.
    Psalms 23:1 - 3
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    Ezekiel 34:14 - 15
    I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 13:20
    It will never be inhabited or lived in for all generations; no Arab will pitch his tent there; no shepherds will make their flocks lie down there.
    Jeremiah 33:12
    Thus says the Lord of hosts: In this place that is waste, without man or beast, and in all of its cities, there shall again be habitations of shepherds resting their flocks.
  21. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 8:13
    O you who dwell in the gardens, with companions listening for your voice; let me hear it.
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