Song of Songs 1
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1  The Song of Songs, by Shlomo.

א  שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים אֲשֶׁר לִשְׁלֹמֹה׃

2  Oh, give me of the kisses of your mouth, For your love is more delightful than wine.

ב  יִשָּׁקֵנִי מִנְּשִׁיקוֹת פִּיהוּ כִּי־טוֹבִים דֹּדֶיךָ מִיָּיִן׃

3  Your ointments yield a sweet fragrance, Your name is like finest oil— Therefore do maidens love you.

ג  לְרֵיחַ שְׁמָנֶיךָ טוֹבִים שֶׁמֶן תּוּרַק שְׁמֶךָ עַל־כֵּן עֲלָמוֹת אֲהֵבוּךָ׃

4  Draw me after you, let us run! The king has brought me to his chambers. Let us delight and rejoice in your love, Savoring it more than wine— Like new wine they love you!

ד  מָשְׁכֵנִי אַחֲרֶיךָ נָּרוּצָה הֱבִיאַנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ חֲדָרָיו נָגִילָה וְנִשְׂמְחָה בָּךְ נַזְכִּירָה דֹדֶיךָ מִיַּיִן מֵישָׁרִים אֲהֵבוּךָ׃

5  I am dark, but comely, O daughters of Yerushalayim— Like the tents of Kedar, Like the pavilions of Shlomo.

ה  שְׁחוֹרָה אֲנִי וְנָאוָה בְּנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלָ ִם כְּאָהֳלֵי קֵדָר כִּירִיעוֹת שְׁלֹמֹה׃

6  Don’t stare at me because I am swarthy, Because the sun has gazed upon me. My mother’s sons quarreled with me, They made me guard the vineyards; My own vineyard I did not guard.

ו  אַל־תִּרְאוּנִי שֶׁאֲנִי שְׁחַרְחֹרֶת שֶׁשֱּׁזָפַתְנִי הַשָּׁמֶשׁ בְּנֵי אִמִּי נִחֲרוּ־בִי שָׂמֻנִי נֹטֵרָה אֶת־הַכְּרָמִים כַּרְמִי שֶׁלִּי לֹא נָטָרְתִּי׃

7  Tell me, you whom I love so well; Where do you pasture your sheep? Where do you rest them at noon? Let me not be as one who strays Beside the flocks of your fellows.

ז  הַגִּידָה לִּי שֶׁאָהֲבָה נַפְשִׁי אֵיכָה תִרְעֶה אֵיכָה תַּרְבִּיץ בַּצָּהֳרָיִם שַׁלָּמָה אֶהְיֶה כְּעֹטְיָה עַל עֶדְרֵי חֲבֵרֶיךָ׃

8  If you do not know, O fairest of women, Go follow the tracks of the sheep, And graze your kids By the tents of the shepherds.

ח  אִם־לֹא תֵדְעִי לָךְ הַיָּפָה בַּנָּשִׁים צְאִי־לָךְ בְּעִקְבֵי הַצֹּאן וּרְעִי אֶת־גְּדִיֹּתַיִךְ עַל מִשְׁכְּנוֹת הָרֹעִים׃

9  I have likened you, my darling, To a mare in Pharaoh’s chariots:

ט  לְסֻסָתִי בְּרִכְבֵי פַרְעֹה דִּמִּיתִיךְ רַעְיָתִי׃

10  Your cheeks are comely with plaited wreaths, Your neck with strings of jewels.

י  נָאווּ לְחָיַיִךְ בַּתֹּרִים צַוָּארֵךְ בַּחֲרוּזִים׃

11  We will add wreaths of gold To your spangles of silver.

יא  תּוֹרֵי זָהָב נַעֲשֶׂה־לָּךְ עִם נְקֻדּוֹת הַכָּסֶף׃

12  While the king was on his couch, My nard gave forth its fragrance.

יב  עַד־שֶׁהַמֶּלֶךְ בִּמְסִבּוֹ נִרְדִּי נָתַן רֵיחוֹ׃

13  My beloved to me is a bag of myrrh Lodged between my breasts.

יג  צְרוֹר הַמֹּר דּוֹדִי לִי בֵּין שָׁדַי יָלִין׃

14  My beloved to me is a spray of henna blooms From the vineyards of Ein Gedi.

esh-KOL ha-KO-fer do-DEE lee b’-khar-MAY ayn GE-dee

יד  אֶשְׁכֹּל הַכֹּפֶר דּוֹדִי לִי בְּכַרְמֵי עֵין גֶּדִי׃

 1:14   A spray of henna blooms from the vineyards of Ein Gedi

Ein Gedi is located on the western shores of the Dead Sea. It is a lush oasis to this day, providing an abundance of water in a hot climate, surrounded in all directions by arid desert regions. According to the Vilna Gaon, this verse hints to the days of Yehoshua, when the Children of Israel entered Eretz Yisrael. Located near the Jordan river, Ein Gedi is near the border that the Israelites crossed upon entering the land. Just as the henna tree was a permanent fixture of this region, Hashem’s presence became a permanent fixture on earth when the People of Israel entered the Land of Israel as a nation for the first time.1 comment

15  Ah, you are fair, my darling, Ah, you are fair, With your dove-like eyes!

טו  הִנָּךְ יָפָה רַעְיָתִי הִנָּךְ יָפָה עֵינַיִךְ יוֹנִים׃

16  And you, my beloved, are handsome, Beautiful indeed! Our couch is in a bower;

טז  הִנְּךָ יָפֶה דוֹדִי אַף נָעִים אַף־עַרְשֵׂנוּ רַעֲנָנָה׃

17  Cedars are the beams of our house, Cypresses the rafters.

יז  קֹרוֹת בָּתֵּינוּ אֲרָזִים רחיטנו [רַהִיטֵנוּ] בְּרוֹתִים׃

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  • Phil Lambert

    Deuteronomy 7:6-9
    6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
    7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
    8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
    9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
    .
    Isaiah 53
    53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
    2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
    3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
    4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
    5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
    6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
    7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
    8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
    9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
    10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
    11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
    12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
    .
    1 Corinthians 12:3
    3Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

  • Love poetry and prophecy. The narrative of this song can be viewed from many perspectives, all
    beautiful!!

  • Far from the Maddening Crowd……….. is the Song of Songs , the beauty and wholesome of life entirely………….

    • Helene Hoon

      Amen!

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