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          DASV: Song of Songs 2    

Beloved woman
1 I am a rose of Sharon,
     a lily of the valleys.

Man in love
2 Like a lily among thorns,
     so is my love among the young women.

Beloved woman
3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
          so is my beloved among the young men.
     I sit down under his shadow with great delight,
          and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He escorts me to the banquet hall,
     his banner over me declares his love.
5 Sustain me with raisins,
     refresh me with apples,
           for I am faint with love.
6 His left hand is under my head,
     and his right hand fondles me.
7 I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
     by the gazelles and young does of the field,
           do not stir or awaken love until it is ready.
8 Listen! It is the voice of my beloved!
          Look! He is coming,
     Leaping over the mountains,
          bounding over the hills.
9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag
          Look! He is standing behind our wall,
      He gazes in through the windows,
          he peers in through the lattice.
10 My beloved invites me saying,
     "Rise up, my love, my beautiful one,
           and come away with me.
11 Look! The winter is past;
     the rain is over and gone.
12 The flowers are sprouting on the earth,
     the season of song birds has come,
           the cooing of the turtledove is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree is budding with green figs,
     the vines are blossoming,
           giving off their fragrance.
      Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
          and come away with me.

Man in love
14 O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
     in the hidden crannies of the cliff,
      let me see your face,
     let me hear your voice;
      for your voice is sweet,
     and your face is lovely.
15 Catch the foxes for us,
     the little foxes that ruin the vineyards,
           for our vineyards are in bloom.

Beloved woman
16 My lover is mine, and I am his,
      he grazes among the lilies.
17 Until the day dawns and the shadows flee away,
     turn, my lover,
      be like a gazelle or a young stag
     on the cleavage of the mountains.

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