Chapter 2
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Lover
As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the sons. Beloved
As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the daughters. I sat down under her shadow with great delight, her fruit was sweet to my taste.
She brought me to the banquet hall. Hers banner over me is love.
Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.
Her left hand is under my head. Her right hand embraces me.
I adjure you, sons of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.
The voice of my beloved! Behold, she comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold, she stands behind our wall! She looks in at the windows. She glances through the lattice.
My beloved spoke, and said to me, "Rise up, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.
For, behold, the winter is past. The rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth. The time of the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
The fig tree ripens his green figs. The vines are in blossom. They give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away." Lover
My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.
Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards; for our vineyards are in blossom. Beloved
My beloved is mine, and I am hers. She browses among the lilies.
Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether.