Darby's English Translation

Ecclesiastes 12

The Song of Songs, Which is Solomon's

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Chapter 1

1

 

 The song of songs, which is Solomon's. 

 

 


2

 

 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; For thy love is better than wine. 

 

 


3

 

 Thine ointments savour sweetly; Thy name is an ointment poured forth: Therefore do the virgins love thee. 

 

 


4

 

 Draw me, we will run after thee! -- The king hath brought me into his chambers -- We will be glad and rejoice in thee, We will remember thy love more than wine. They love thee uprightly. 

 

 


5

 

 I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon. 

 

 


6

 

 Look not upon me, because I am black; Because the sun hath looked upon me. My mother's children were angry with me: They made me keeper of the vineyards; Mine own vineyard have I not kept. 

 

 


7

 

 Tell me, thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest [thy flock], Where thou makest it to rest at noon; For why should I be as one veiled Beside the flocks of thy companions? 

 

 


8

 

 If thou know not, thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds' booths. 

 

 


9

 

 I compare thee, my love, To a steed in Pharaoh's chariots. 

 

 


10

 

 Thy cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Thy neck with ornamental chains. 

 

 


11

 

 We will make thee bead-rows of gold With studs of silver. 

 

 


12

 

 While the king is at his table, My spikenard sendeth forth its fragrance. 

 

 


13

 

 A bundle of myrrh is my beloved unto me; He shall pass the night between my breasts. 

 

 


14

 

 My beloved is unto me a cluster of henna-flowers In the vineyards of Engedi. 

 

 


15

 

 Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves. 

 

 


16

 

 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant; Also our bed is green. 

 

 


17

 

 The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters are cypresses. 

 

 


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