Through My Bible Yr 02 – November 22

Song of Songs 1:1 – 2:7

Through My Bible – November 22

Song of Songs 1:1 – 2:7 (EHV)

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Song of Songs 1

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s.

Anticipation—Take Me Away

The Woman

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth.
Experiencing your love is better than wine.

Your perfumes are fragrant.
Your name is perfume poured out. [1]
That is why the virgins love you!
Carry me away with you—let us run.
Let the king bring me into his chambers.

Best Wishes to the Man

The Friends

We rejoice and are happy because of you.
We celebrate your expressions of love
more than we celebrate wine.
How right the virgins [2] are to love you!

My Own Vineyard

The Woman

Dark am I, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem,
dark like the tents of Kedar,
like the tent curtains of Solomon.
Do not stare at me because I am dark
    because the sun gazed at me.
My mother’s sons were angry with me.
They made me take care of the vineyards.
I could not take care of my own vineyard.

Escape to the Country

The Woman

You whom my soul loves, tell me
where you pasture your flock,
where you rest your sheep at noon.

Why should I be like a veiled woman
beside the flocks of your companions?

A Reply to the Woman

If you do not know, most beautiful of women,
go out and follow the tracks of the flock
and graze your young goats
    by the dwellings of the shepherds.

Most Beautiful of Women

The Man

My darling, I compare you
to a mare among the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your cheeks are adorned with earrings,
your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make for you gold earrings decorated with silver.

The Woman

12 While the king was at his couch,
my nard [3] gave off its fragrance.
13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh,
    spending the night between my breasts.
14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
from the vineyards of En Gedi.

Our House

The Man

15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
How beautiful! Your eyes are doves.

The Woman

16 How beautiful you are, my lover.
How delightful!
Yes, our bed is fresh.
17 The beams of our house are cedar.
Our rafters are fir.

The Woman

Song of Songs 2

I am a wildflower [4] of Sharon, [5]
a lily of the valleys.

The Man

Like a lily among thorns,
so is my darling among the girls.

He Embraces Me

The Woman

Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
so is my lover among the boys.
I desire to sit in his shade.
His fruit is sweet to my taste.

He has brought me to the reception hall, [6]
and his banner over me is love. [7]
Strengthen me with raisin cakes.
Refresh me with apples,
for I am weak from love.

His left arm is under my head,
and his right arm embraces me.

Daughters of Jerusalem,
you must swear to me by the gazelles,
or by the does of the field,
that you will not arouse or awaken love
    until it so desires.


  1. Song of Songs 1:3 The meaning of the Hebrew term oil of Turuq is uncertain. The ancient versions support the meaning oil which is poured out.
  2. Song of Songs 1:4 The noun virgins is supplied from verse 3 to make it clear that the man is being addressed.
  3. Song of Songs 1:12 Nard, myrrh, and henna are expensive fragrances and cosmetics.
  4. Song of Songs 2:1 Traditionally translated rose, but more likely a crocus, daffodil, or lotus.
  5. Song of Songs 2:1 Sharon is a region on the coast of Israel.
  6. Song of Songs 2:4 Literally house of wine, an expression that speaks of drink more than food
  7. Song of Songs 2:4 The meaning of the line is uncertain.

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