Chapter 2

SoS.2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys.
SoS.2:2 THE BELOVED Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters.
SoS.2:3 THE SHULAMITE Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
SoS.2:4 THE SHULAMITE TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.
SoS.2:5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick.
SoS.2:6 His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me.
SoS.2:7 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases.
SoS.2:8 THE SHULAMITE The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.
SoS.2:9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice.
SoS.2:10 My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.
SoS.2:11 For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.
SoS.2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land.
SoS.2:13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grapes Give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away!
SoS.2:14 “O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.”
SoS.2:15 HER BROTHERS Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.
SoS.2:16 THE SHULAMITE My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies.
SoS.2:17 (TO HER BELOVED) Until the day breaks And the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, And be like a gazelle Or a young stag Upon the mountains of Bether.

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