|Song 2:1 "I am the rose of Sharon,
The lily of the valleys."
|Song 2:2 ¶ "Like a lily among the thorns,
So is my darling among the maidens."
|Song 2:3 ¶ "Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
|Song 2:4 "He has brought me to his banquet hall,
And his banner over me is love.
|Song 2:5 "Sustain me with raisin cakes,
Refresh me with apples,
Because I am lovesick.
|Song 2:6 "Let his left hand be under my head
And his right hand embrace me."
|Song 2:7 ¶ "I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field,
That you do not arouse or awaken my love
Until she pleases."
|Song 2:8 ¶ "Listen! My beloved!
Behold, he is coming,
Climbing on the mountains,
Leaping on the hills!
|Song 2:9 "My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering through the lattice.
|Song 2:10 ¶ "My beloved responded and said to me,
'Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along.
|Song 2:11 'For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
|Song 2:12 'The flowers have already appeared in the land;
The time has arrived for pruning the vines,
And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.
|Song 2:13 'The fig tree has ripened its figs,
And the vines in blossom have given forth their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
And come along!'"
|Song 2:14 ¶ "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your form,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your form is lovely."
|Song 2:15 ¶ "Catch the foxes for us,
The little foxes that are ruining the vineyards,
While our vineyards are in blossom."
|Song 2:16 ¶ "My beloved is mine, and I am his;
He pastures his flock among the lilies.
|Song 2:17 "Until the cool of the day when the shadows flee away,
Turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle
Or a young stag on the mountains of Bether."