(NLT) Songs 1 : 1 This is Solomon's song of songs, more wonderful than any other.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 2 Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 3 How fragrant your cologne; your name is like its spreading fragrance. No wonder all the young women love you!
(NLT) Songs 1 : 4 Take me with you; come, let's run! The king has brought me into his bedroom. Young Women of Jerusalem How happy we are for you, O king. We praise your love even more than wine. How right they are to adore you.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 5 I am dark but beautiful, O women of Jerusalem--dark as the tents of Kedar, dark as the curtains of Solomon's tents.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 6 Don't stare at me because I am dark--the sun has darkened my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they forced me to care for their vineyards, so I couldn't care for myself--my own vineyard.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 7 Tell me, my love, where are you leading your flock today? Where will you rest your sheep at noon? For why should I wander like a prostitute among your friends and their flocks?
(NLT) Songs 1 : 8 If you don't know, O most beautiful woman, follow the trail of my flock, and graze your young goats by the shepherds' tents.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 9 You are as exciting, my darling, as a mare among Pharaoh's stallions.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 10 How lovely are your cheeks; your earrings set them afire! How lovely is your neck, enhanced by a string of jewels.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 11 We will make for you earrings of gold and beads of silver.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 12 The king is lying on his couch, enchanted by the fragrance of my perfume.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 13 My lover is like a sachet of myrrh lying between my breasts.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 14 He is like a bouquet of sweet henna blossoms from the vineyards of En-gedi.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 15 How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful! Your eyes are like doves.
(NLT) Songs 1 : 16 You are so handsome, my love, pleasing beyond words! The soft grass is our bed;
(NLT) Songs 1 : 17 fragrant cedar branches are the beams of our house, and pleasant smelling firs are the rafters.