1 Oh that you were like my brother,who sucked the breasts of my mother!If I found you outside, I would kiss you;yes, and no one would despise me.

2 I would lead you, bringing you into my mother's house,who would instruct me.I would have you drink spiced wine,of the juice of my pomegranate.

3 His left hand would be under my head.His right hand would embrace me.

4 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem,that you not stir up, nor awaken love,until it so desires.Friends

5 Who is this who comes up from the wilderness,leaning on her beloved?Under the apple tree I aroused you.There your mother conceived you.There she was in labor and bore you.

6 Set me as a seal on your heart,as a seal on your arm;for love is strong as death.Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol.Its flashes are flashes of fire,a very flame of Yah.

7 Many waters can't quench love,neither can floods drown it.If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love,he would be utterly scorned.Friends

8 We have a little sister.She has no breasts.What shall we do for our sisterin the day when she is to be spoken for?

9 If she is a wall,we will build on her a turret of silver.If she is a door,we will enclose her with boards of cedar.Beloved

10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers,then I was in his eyes like one who found peace.

11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon.He leased out the vineyard to keepers.Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit.

12 My own vineyard is before me.The thousand are for you, Solomon;two hundred for those who tend its fruit.Lover

13 You who dwell in the gardens, with friends in attendance,let me hear your voice!Beloved

14 Come away, my beloved!Be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices!