Amor de Casal
9 Two are better than one; because they will have a good reward for their toil.
10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to the single one that falleth; for he hath no companion to lift him up.
11 Also, if two lie together, then will they become warm; but how can one person alone become warm?
12 And if a man could overpower him, the single one, two would stand up against him: and a threefold cord cannot quickly be torn asunder.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help suitable for him.
Thou hast ravished my heart, O my sister, my bride; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thy eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
Oh that he might kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for thy caresses are more pleasant than wine.
To the smell are thy fragrant oils pleasant, like precious oil poured forth is thy name famous afar: therefore do maidens love thee.
Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm; for strong as death is love; violent like the nether world is jealousy; its heat is the heat of fire, a flame of God.
Many waters are not able to quench love, nor can the rivers flood it away: if a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love, men would utterly despise him.
When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any public business: he shall be free for his house one year, and shall cheer up his wife whom he hath taken.
Lo, thou art beautiful, my beloved: lo, thou art beautiful: thy eyes are those of a dove.
Lo, thou art beautiful, my friend, also pleasant: also our couch is made in the green wood.
Whoso hath found a wife hath found happiness, and hath obtained favor from the Lord.
18 Thy fountain will be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth,
19 The lovely gazelle and the graceful chamois: let her bosom satisfy thee abundantly at all times; with her love be thou ravished continually.
20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with an adulteress, and embrace the bosom of an alien woman?
22 And the Lord God formed the rib which he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And the man said, This time it is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; this shall be called Woman, Ishah, because out of Man Ishi was this one taken.
24 Therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they become one flesh.
And not one doth so who hath a remnant of a good spirit; for what desireth such a one? he seeketh to possess a godly posterity: therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none of you deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.