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Song of Songs

The Song of Solomon, chapter 2, Vulgate and King James Version

Chapter 2


   1 Ego flos campi et lilium convallium.
   2 Sicut lilium inter spinas, sic amica mea inter filias.
   3 Sicut malus inter ligna silvarum, sic dilectus meus inter filios. Sub umbra illius, quem desideraveram, sedi, et fructus eius dulcis gutturi meo.
   4 Introduxit me in cellam vinariam, et vexillum eius super me est caritas.
   5 Fulcite me uvarum placentis, stipate me malis, quia amore langueo.
   6 Laeva eius sub capite meo, et dextera illius amplexatur me.
   7 Adiuro vos, filiae Ierusalem, per capreas cervasque camporum, ne suscitetis neque evigilare faciatis dilectam, quoadusque ipsa velit.
   8 Vox dilecti mei! Ecce iste venit saliens in montibus, transiliens colles.
   9 Similis est dilectus meus capreae hinnuloque cervorum. En ipse stat post parietem nostrum respiciens per fenestras, prospiciens per cancellos.
   10 En dilectus meus loquitur mihi: "Surge, amica mea, columba mea, formosa mea, et veni.
   11 Iam enim hiems transiit, imber abiit et recessit.
   12 Flores apparuerunt in terra, tempus putationis advenit; vox turturis audita est in terra nostra,
   13 ficus protulit grossos suos, vineae florentes dederunt odorem suum; surge, amica mea, speciosa mea, et veni,
   14 columba mea, in foraminibus petrae, in caverna abrupta. Ostende mihi faciem tuam, sonet vox tua in auribus meis; vox enim tua dulcis, et facies tua decora".
   15 Capite nobis vulpes, vulpes parvulas, quae demoliuntur vineas, nam vineae nostrae florescunt.
   16 Dilectus meus mihi, et ego illi, qui pascitur inter lilia,
   17 antequam aspiret dies, et festinent umbrae. Revertere; similis esto, dilecte mi, capreae hinnuloque cervorum super montes Bether.

King James Version

   1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
   2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
   3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
   4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
   5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
   6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
   7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
   8 ¶ The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
   9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
   10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
   11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
   12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
   13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
   14 ¶ O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
   15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
   16 ¶ My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
   17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

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