Song of Solomon 1
(1:1) "The song of songs, which is Solomon's."|
The author claims to be Solomon. He isn't. The Song of Solomon (aka "The Song of Songs") was written (forged)
several hundred years after Solomon died (if he ever lived, that is).
(1:2) "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his
mouth: for thy love is better than wine." A fitting beginning for a pornographic poem.
(1:3) "The virgins love thee."
(1:4) "We will run after thee ... we will remember thy love more than wine."
The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
Let him kiss me with the
kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured
forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his
chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love
more than wine: the upright love thee.
I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of
Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me:
my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the
vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest
thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by
the flocks of thy companions?||
If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the
footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.||
I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's
Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.||
We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.||
While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell
A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my
(1:13) "He shall lie all night betwixt my breasts."
My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi.||
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.||
Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.||
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.