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11 For look! The winter is over;
    the rainy season[a] has turned and gone away.[b]
12 The blossoms appear[c] in the land;[d]
    the time of singing[e] has arrived;[f]
the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
13 The fig tree puts forth her figs,
    and the vines are in blossom; they give fragrance.
Arise,[g] my beloved! Come, my beauty!”[h]

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 2:11 Literally “the rain”
  2. Song of Solomon 2:11 Literally “is over; it is gone”
  3. Song of Solomon 2:12 Literally “is seen”
  4. Song of Solomon 2:12 Literally “on the earth”
  5. Song of Solomon 2:12 Most likely, a subtle word play occurs here since there are two different words in Hebrew spelled the same way: “pruning” and “singing.” The former plays upon the first line and the latter upon the third line
  6. Song of Solomon 2:12 Literally “the time of the song arrived”
  7. Song of Solomon 2:13 Literally “Arise, to you!”
  8. Song of Solomon 2:13 Literally “My beauty, come, you”

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