The Bride Confesses Her Love
The a song of songs, which is Solomon's.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth -
b For your love is better than wine.
Because of the fragrance of your good ointments,
Your name is ointment poured forth;
Therefore the virgins love you.
The Daughters of Jerusalem
c Draw me away!
d We will run after you.
The king e has brought me into his chambers.
We will be glad and rejoice in love more than wine.
Rightly do they love you.
I am dark, but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not look upon me, because I am dark,
Because the sun has 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)
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 veils herself
By the flocks of your companions?
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Kings 4:32
He spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five.
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!
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.
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."
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.
She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors; The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought; They shall enter the King's palace.
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.
And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
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.