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Take me with you; come, let’s run!”

The Girl: “The king has brought me into his palace. How happy we will be! Your love is better than wine. No wonder all the young girls love you!”

The Girl: “I am dark but beautiful, O girls of Jerusalem, tanned as the dark tents of Kedar.”

King Solomon: “But lovely as the silken tents of Solomon!”

The Girl: “Don’t look down on me, you city girls,[a] just because my complexion is so dark—the sun has tanned me. My brothers were angry with me and sent me out into the sun* to tend the vineyards, but see what it has done to me!”*

The Girl:

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 1:6 you city girls, implied in v. 5. sent me out into the sun, implied. but see what it has done to me, literally, “but my own vineyards are neglected.”

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