Song Of Solomon 1 ©

In this chapter is first described unto us the earnest longing of the church after the grace and favor of Christ, v. 1, etc. Her outward, contemptible countenance, but inward beauty, 5. Together with her danger among false brethren, 6. And her longing after Christ, 7. A consolation and instruction of Christ unto His church, 8. The great joy of the bride because of the love of Christ unto her, 12. Christ’s delight in His church, 15. And the church’s love unto her Bridegroom, 16.


THE1 song of songs, 2which is Solomon's.


Let 3him 4kiss me 5with the kisses 6of his mouth: for thy 7love is bettera than 8wine.


Because of the savour of thy good 9ointments 10thy name is as 11ointment poured forth, 12therefore do the virgins love thee.


13Draw me, we will run after thee: 14the king hath brought me 15into his chambers: 16we willb be glad and rejoice 17in thee, 18we will remember thy love 19more than wine: 20the upright love thee.


21I am black, but 22comely, 23O ye daughters of Jerusalem, 24as the tents of Kedar, 25as the curtains of Solomon.


26Look not upon me, because I am black, because 27the sun hath looked upon me: 28my mother’s children were 29angry with me; they made me the keeper 30of the vineyards; but 31mine own vineyard have I not kept.


32Tell me,c O thou whomd my soul loveth, 33where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for 34why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?


35If thou know not, Oe thou 36fairest among women, 37go thy way forth by the footsteps of the 38flock, and feed thy kids 39beside the shepherds' tents.


I have compared thee, O myf love, 40to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.


Thyg cheeks are comely with 41rows of jewels, thy neck 42with chains of gold.


43We will make thee borders of gold with 44studs of silver.


45While 46the king sitteth at his 47table, my 48spikenard 49sendeth forth the smell thereof.


A bundle of myrrh is 50my wellbeloved unto me; 51he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.


My beloved is unto me as 52a cluster of camphireh in the vineyards of 53En-gedi.


Behold, 54thou art fair, my love; behold, 55thou art fair; thou hast 56doves’ eyes.


Behold,i57thou art fair, my beloved,58yea, pleasant: 59also our bed is green.


60The beams of our house are cedar, and our 61rafters of 62fir.