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1 The song of songs, which is Solomons.

2 Let him kisse mee with the kisses of his mouth: for thy Loue is better then wine.

3 Because of the sauour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment powred forth, therefore doe the virgins loue thee.

4 Draw me, we will runne after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and reioyce in thee, we wil remember thy loue more then wine: the vpright loue thee.

5 I am blacke, but comely, (O ye daughters of Ierusalem) as the tents of Kedar, as the curtaines of Solomon.

6 Looke not vpon me because I am blacke, because the Sunne hath looked vpon me: my mothers children were angry with me, they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but mine owne vineyard haue I not kept.

7 Tell me, (O thou whom my soule loueth) where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flocke to rest at noone: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flockes of thy companions?

8 If thou know not (O thou fairest among women) goe thy way forth by the footsteps of the flocke, and feede thy kiddes beside the shepheards tents.

9 I haue compared thee, O my loue, to a company of horses in Pharaohs chariots.

10 Thy cheekes are comely with rowes of iewels, thy necke with chaines of golde.

11 Wee will make thee borders of golde, with studdes of siluer.

12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth foorth the smell thereof.

13 A bundle of myrrhe is my welbeloued vnto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

14 My beloued is vnto me, as a cluster of Camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.

15 Behold, thou art faire, my loue: behold, thou art faire, thou hast doues eyes.

16 Behold, thou art faire, my beloued; yea pleasant: also our bedde is greene.

17 The beames of our house are Cedar, and our rafters of firre.


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John's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 4/19/2015, 4:33pm...

Hi Julian. Read a little more carefully! It 's not King Solomon talking in verse 5, it 's the women who he loves.


Julian's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 3/16/2015, 1:52pm...

SOLOMON IS SAYING "I AM BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL DO NOT LOOK DOWN UPON ME BECAUSE I AM BLACK, BECAUSE THE SUN HAVE TAKEN HEAT UNTO MY FLESH ".......... SOLOMON IS INDEED DARK SKINNED, WHY DO YOU THINK They Mistaked The JEWS FOR BEING EGYPTIAN? For Example PAUL....EGYPT IS AFRICA, THE JEWS ARE INDEED BLACK PEOPLE........2 Peter 1:20 The scriptures are of no Private interpretation THEY ARE INDEED BLACK Christ Rev 1:14-15Rev.1:14-15 feet like burnt brass BURNT BRASS!!! GOD didn 't leave his people void...


J Alan's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment about verse 5 on 2/28/2015, 3:34pm...

I believe that this is not intentionally racist, nor is it meant to be taken entirely literally. Very dark flesh in the ancient middle east would 've been slightly exotic, but it also is a common descriptor for evil or sinful ideas and actions. This was a way of saying that not all things dark fall into that category. It was also seen as an allusion to the queen of Sheba by the alchemists of the middle ages and renaissance and a common fantasy of the white European or Anglo was to purify the dark black earthly feminine into its golden white counterpart. One of many ways of describing the process of transmutation from the lead of simple fallen earthly woman to the golden white of the ineffable godhead. Also according to other myths of the time Solomon and the queen of Sheba have a daughter named Bellacarne who is black and white and whose name means "beautiful flesh " roughly translated. I think this proves that it is less to do with race and more to do with a balancing of the two extremes. Beautiful words.


Mary's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 1/19/2015, 3:22pm...

Salomon is talking about his passionate love for The Queen of Shiba, that resulted is the fall of Israel He loved this woman the same love his father David loved Bashiba, ready to forget his covenant with God for her. And that resulted in his own fall and the all of Israel. I wonder if that would have happened if those priest would have left him love the woman of his heart, that 's all he wanted.


William's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 1/14/2015, 12:29pm...

Written by solomon,this book was probably inspired by the wife of his youth, Naamah. It is a wonderful book showing the beauty of marital love.


Terri's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 12/27/2014, 2:23am...

The song of Soloman to me represents the church how we long to see our betrothed coming. It 's a love story. The bride if Christ longing for her lover and her lover longing for her...I think Solomon was seeing into the future.


Cc's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 12/22/2014, 5:02am...

I think he is saying what is it other than nourishment that feeds the soul? I take it to mean inspiration to love and be lost in love and love unconditionally.


Bobbie Zaremba's Song of Solomon Chapter 1 comment on 12/18/2014, 5:40am...

I dont understand what the song of Solomon is trying to say. I have prayed for understanding . It sounds poetic but speaks in terminology that is confusing to me ..


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