1 The Song of aSongs, which is Solomon's. 2 "May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your alove is better than wine. 3 "Your aoils have a pleasing fragrance, Your bname is like purified oil; Therefore the cmaidens love you. 4 "Draw me after you and let us run together! The aking has brought me into his chambers." 5 "I am black but alovely, O bdaughters of Jerusalem, Like the ctents of dKedar, Like the curtains of Solomon. 6 "Do not stare at me because I am swarthy, For the sun has burned me. My amother's sons were angry with me; They made me bcaretaker of the vineyards, But I have not taken care of my own vineyard. 7 "Tell me, O you awhom my soul loves, Where do you bpasture your flock, Where do you make it clie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your dcompanions?" 8 "If you yourself do not know, aMost beautiful among women, Go forth on the trail of the flock And pasture your young goats By the tents of the shepherds. 9 "To me, amy darling, you are like My bmare among the chariots of Pharaoh. 10 "Your acheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of bbeads." 11 "We will make for you ornaments of gold With beads of silver." 12 "While the king was at his table, My aperfume gave forth its fragrance. 13 "My beloved is to me a pouch of amyrrh Which lies all night between my breasts. 14 "My beloved is to me a cluster of ahenna blossoms In the vineyards of bEngedi." 15 "aHow beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your beyes are like doves." 16 "How handsome you are, amy beloved, And so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant! 17 "The beams of our houses are acedars, Our rafters, bcypresses.