Song of Solomon 8

Song of Solomon 8:1  
Oh that you were like my brother, who nursed from the breasts of my mother! If I found you outside, I would kiss you; yes, and no one would despise me.

Song of Solomon 8:2  
I would lead you, bringing you into the house of my mother, who would instruct me. I would have you drink spiced wine, of the juice of my pomegranate.

Song of Solomon 8:3  
His left hand would be under my head. His right hand would embrace me.

Song of Solomon 8:4  
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. Friends

Song of Solomon 8:5  
Who is this who comes up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Beloved Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother conceived you. There she was in labor and bore you.

Song of Solomon 8:6  
Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a very flame of Yahweh.

Song of Solomon 8:7  
Many waters can’t quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly scorned. Brothers

Song of Solomon 8:8  
We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is to be spoken for?

Song of Solomon 8:9  
If she is a wall, we will build on her a turret of silver. If she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. Beloved

Song of Solomon 8:10  
I am a wall, and my breasts like towers, then I was in his eyes like one who found peace.

Song of Solomon 8:11  
Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He leased out the vineyard to keepers. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

Song of Solomon 8:12  
My own vineyard is before me. The thousand are for you, Solomon, two hundred for those who tend its fruit. Lover

Song of Solomon 8:13  
You who dwell in the gardens, with friends in attendance, let me hear your voice! Beloved

Song of Solomon 8:14  
Come away, my beloved! Be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices!

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