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10 I am a wall,[a]
    and my breasts are like towers.
I became in his eyes
    as one who brings peace.

A Boast

11 M? Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;[b]
    he gave over the vineyard to caretakers.
For its fruit one would have to pay
    a thousand silver pieces.
12 My vineyard is at my own disposal;
    the thousand pieces are for you, Solomon,
    and two hundred for the caretakers of its fruit.

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Footnotes

  1. 8:10 In reply to the officious and meddling attitude of the brothers, she answers with their terms: she is mature (“wall,” “towers”). Brings peace: or, “finds peace.”
  2. 8:11–12 These enigmatic verses have been variously interpreted, depending on who is taken to be the speaker. In v. 11, if the woman, she boasts that she is a vineyard of great value. If the man, he boasts over his possession of her.

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