THE
SONG OF SOLOMON

Song Of Solomon 2 ©

The excellence and dignity of Christ, v. 1. And of His church, 2. Christ’s care for His bride, and the comfort which she receives from Him, 3. An excitation unto public profession of Christ, while the winter of persecution is passed, 11. An admonition to beware of the secret enemies of the Church, 15. Mutual love between the Bridegroom and the bride, 16.

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I1AM 2the rose of 3Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

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4As the lily 5among thorns, so is my love among the 6daughters.

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7As the apple tree among 8the trees of the wood, so is my beloved 9among the sons. I sat down 10under his shadow with great delight, and 11his fruit was sweet to my taste.

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12He brought me 13to the banqueting house, and his 14banner over me was 15love.

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16Stay me with 17flagons, 18comfort me with apples: for 19I am sick of love.

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Hisa20left hand is 21under my head, and his right hand doth 22embrace me.

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23I charge you, O 24ye daughters of Jerusalem, 25by the roes, and by 26the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, 27till he please.

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28The voice of my beloved! behold, 29he cometh 30leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

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My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth 31behind our wall, he 32looketh forth at the windows, 33shewing himself through 34the lattice.

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35My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and 36come away.

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For, lo, 37the winter is past, 38the rain is over and 39gone;

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he flowers 40appear on the earth; 41the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtleb is heard in our land;

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42The fig tree putteth forth her 43green figs, and 44the vines with the 45tender grape 46give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and 47come away.

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¶O 48my dove, 49that art in the clefts of the rock, 50in the secret placesc of the stairs, 51let me see thy countenance, let me hear 52thy voice; ford sweet 53is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

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54Take us 55the foxes,e the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have 56tender grapes.

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57My beloved is mine, and I am his: 58he feedeth among the lilies.

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Untilf59the day 60break, and 61the shadows flee away, 62turn, my beloved, and 63be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of 64Bether.