The Bride Confesses Her Love

Song of Solomon 1

1 The a song of songs, which is Solomon's.


2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth -
b For your 3 love is better than wine.
3 Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.

The Daughters of Jerusalem

4 c Draw me away!
d We will run after 4 you. 5
The king e has brought me into his chambers.
We will be glad and rejoice in 5 love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you. 5

5 I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not look upon me, because I am dark,
Because the sun has 10 tanned me.
My mother's sons were angry with me;
They made me the keeper of the vineyards,
But my own f vineyard I have not kept.

(To Her Beloved)

7 Tell me, O you whom I love,
Where you feed your flock,
Where you make it rest at noon.
For why should I be as one who 11 veils herself
By the flocks of your companions?

  1. Cross References
    1 Kings 4:32
    He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.
  2. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 4:10
    How fair is your love, My sister, my spouse! How much better than wine is your love, And the scent of your perfumes Than all spices!
  3. Cross References
    Hosea 11:4
    I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped 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 at the last day.
    John 12:32
    "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
  4. Cross References
    Philippians 3:12 - 14
    Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 45:14
    She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
    Psalms 45:15
    With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the King's palace.
    John 14:2
    In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
    Ephesians 2:6
    And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
  6. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 8:11
    Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon; He leased the vineyard to keepers; Everyone was to bring for its fruit A thousand silver coins.
    Song of Solomon 8:12
    My own vineyard is before me. You, O Solomon, may have a thousand, And those who tend its fruit two hundred.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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