King James VersionSong of Solomon2

Song of Solomon

1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the val­leys.
2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daugh­ters.
3 As the ap­ple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down un­der his shad­ow with great de­light, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He brought me to the ban­quet­ing house, and his ban­ner over me was love.
5 Stay me with flagons, com­fort me with ap­ples: for I am sick of love.
6 His left hand is un­der my head, and his right hand doth em­brace me.
7 I charge you, O ye daugh­ters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
8 The voice of my beloved! be­hold, he cometh leap­ing upon the moun­tains, skip­ping upon the hills.
9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: be­hold, he standeth be­hind our wall, he looketh forth at the win­dows, shew­ing him­self through the lat­tice.
10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the win­ter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12 The flow­ers ap­pear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the tur­tle is heard in our land;
13 The fig tree put­teth forth her green figs, and the vines with the ten­der grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the se­cret places of the stairs, let me see thy coun­te­nance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy coun­te­nance is come­ly.
15 Take us the fox­es, the lit­tle fox­es, that spoil the vines: for our vines have ten­der grapes.
16 My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
17 Un­til the day break, and the shad­ows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the moun­tains of Bether.