My husband, my beloved, my close friend, like a brother

Shir Hashirim – Song of Songs – Chapter 1

1The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. אשִׁ֥יר הַשִּׁירִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר לִשְׁלֹמֹֽה:
2“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is better than wine. ביִשָּׁקֵ֨נִי֙ מִנְּשִׁיק֣וֹת פִּ֔יהוּ כִּֽי־טוֹבִ֥ים דֹּדֶ֖יךָ מִיָּֽיִן:
3Because of the fragrance of your goodly oils, your name is ‘oil poured forth.’ Therefore, the maidens loved you. גלְרֵ֨יחַ֙ שְׁמָנֶ֣יךָ טוֹבִ֔ים שֶׁ֖מֶן תּוּרַ֣ק שְׁמֶ֑ךָ עַל־כֵּ֖ן עֲלָמ֥וֹת אֲהֵבֽוּךָ:
4Draw me, we will run after you; the king brought me to his chambers. We will rejoice and be glad in you. We will recall your love more fragrant than wine; they have loved you sincerely. דמָשְׁכֵ֖נִי אַֽחֲרֶ֣יךָ נָר֑וּצָה הֱבִיאַ֨נִי הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ חֲדָרָ֗יו נָגִ֤ילָה וְנִשְׂמְחָה֙ בָּ֔ךְ נַזְכִּ֤ירָה דֹדֶ֨יךָ֙ מִיַּ֔יִן מֵֽישָׁרִ֖ים אֲהֵבֽוּךָ:
5I am black but comely, O daughters of Jerusalem! Like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. השְׁחוֹרָ֤ה אֲנִי֙ וְֽנָאוָ֔ה בְּנ֖וֹת יְרֽוּשָׁלָ֑יִם כְּאָֽהֳלֵ֣י קֵדָ֔ר כִּֽירִיע֖וֹת שְׁלֹמֹֽה:
6Do not look upon me [disdainfully] because I am swarthy, for the sun has gazed upon me; my mother’s sons were incensed against me; they made me a keeper of the vineyards; my own vineyard I did not keep. ואַל־תִּרְאֻ֨נִי֙ שֶֽׁאֲנִ֣י שְׁחַרְחֹ֔רֶת שֶׁשְּׁזָפַ֖תְנִי הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ בְּנֵ֧י אִמִּ֣י נִֽחֲרוּ־בִ֗י שָׂמֻ֨נִי֙ נֹֽטֵרָ֣ה אֶת־הַכְּרָמִ֔ים כַּרְמִ֥י שֶׁלִּ֖י לֹ֥א נָטָֽרְתִּי:
7Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where do you feed, where do you rest [the flocks] at noon, for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions?” זהַגִּ֣ידָה לִּ֗י שֶׁ֤אָֽהֲבָה֙ נַפְשִׁ֔י אֵיכָ֣ה תִרְעֶ֔ה אֵיכָ֖ה תַּרְבִּ֣יץ בַּֽצָּֽהֳרָ֑יִם שַׁלָּמָ֤ה אֶֽהְיֶה֙ כְּעֹ֣טְיָ֔ה עַ֖ל עֶדְרֵ֥י חֲבֵרֶֽיךָ:
8“If you do not know, O fairest of women, go your way in the footsteps of the flocks and pasture your kids beside the shepherds’ dwellings. חאִם־לֹ֤א תֵֽדְעִי֙ לָ֔ךְ הַיָּפָ֖ה בַּנָּשִׁ֑ים צְֽאִי־לָ֞ךְ בְּעִקְבֵ֣י הַצֹּ֗אן וּרְעִי֙ אֶת־גְּדִיֹּתַ֔יִךְ עַ֖ל מִשְׁכְּנ֥וֹת הָֽרֹעִֽים:
9At the gathering of the steeds of Pharaoh’s chariots have I silenced you, my beloved. טלְסֻֽסָתִי֙ בְּרִכְבֵ֣י פַרְעֹ֔ה דִּמִּיתִ֖יךְ רַעְיָתִֽי:
10Your cheeks are comely with rows, your neck with necklaces. ינָאו֤וּ לְחָיַ֨יִךְ֙ בַּתֹּרִ֔ים צַוָּארֵ֖ךְ בַּֽחֲרוּזִֽים:
11We will make you rows of gold with studs of silver.” יאתּוֹרֵ֤י זָהָב֙ נַֽעֲשֶׂה־לָּ֔ךְ עִ֖ם נְקֻדּ֥וֹת הַכָּֽסֶף:
12“While the king was still at his table, my spikenard gave forth its fragrance. יבעַד־שֶׁ֤הַמֶּ֨לֶךְ֙ בִּמְסִבּ֔וֹ נִרְדִּ֖י נָתַ֥ן רֵיחֽוֹ:
13A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me; between my breasts he shall lie. יגצְר֨וֹר הַמֹּ֤ר | דּוֹדִי֙ לִ֔י בֵּ֥ין שָׁדַ֖י יָלִֽין:
14A cluster of henna-flowers is my beloved to me, in the vineyards of Ein-Gedi.” ידאֶשְׁכֹּ֨ל הַכֹּ֤פֶר | דּוֹדִי֙ לִ֔י בְּכַרְמֵ֖י עֵ֥ין גֶּֽדִי:
15“Behold, you are comely, my beloved; behold, you are comely; your eyes are like doves.” טוהִנָּ֤ךְ יָפָה֙ רַעְיָתִ֔י הִנָּ֥ךְ יָפָ֖ה עֵינַ֥יִךְ יוֹנִֽים:
16“Behold, you are comely, my beloved, yea pleasant; also our couch is leafy. טזהִנְּךָ֙ יָפֶ֤ה דוֹדִי֙ אַ֣ף נָעִ֔ים אַף־עַרְשֵׂ֖נוּ רַֽעֲנָנָֽה:
17The beams of our houses are cedars; our corridors are cypresses.” יזקֹר֤וֹת בָּתֵּ֨ינוּ֙ אֲרָזִ֔ים רָהִיטֵ֖נוּ (רָֽחִיטֵ֖נוּ כתיב) בְּרוֹתִֽים:

TO READ THE FULL BOOK OF SONG OF SONGS:

http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/16446/jewish/Chapter-2.htm

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