The Song of Songs, Which is Solomon’s
1 – Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth: for thy breasts are better than wine,
2 – Smelling sweet of the best ointments. Thy name is as oil poured out: therefore young maidens have loved thee.
3 – Draw me: we will run after thee to the odour of thy ointments. The king hath brought me into his storerooms: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, remembering thy breasts more than wine: the righteous love thee.
4 – I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
5 – Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept.
6 – Shew me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou liest in the midday, lest I begin to wander after the flocks of thy companions.
7 – If thou know not thyself, O fairest among women, go forth, and follow after the steps of the flocks, and feed thy kids beside the tents of the shepherds.
8 – To my company of horsemen, in Pharao’s chariots, have I likened thee, O my love.
9 – Thy cheeks are beautiful as the turtledove’s, thy neck as jewels.
10 – We will make thee chains of gold, inlaid with silver.
11 – While the king was at his repose, my spikenard sent forth the odour thereof.
12 – A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, he shall abide between my breasts.
13 – A cluster of cypress my love is to me, in the vineyards of Engaddi.
14 – Behold thou art fair, O my love, behold thou art fair, thy eyes are as those of doves.
15 – Behold thou art fair, my beloved, and comely. Our bed is flourishing.
16 – The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress trees.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.