Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.[a](A)

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  1. Song of Solomon 2:7 Lit until it pleases

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.[a](A)

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  1. Song of Solomon 3:5 Lit until it pleases

10 He made its posts of silver,
its back[a] of gold,
and its seat of purple.
Its interior is inlaid with love[b]
by the young women of Jerusalem.(A)

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  1. Song of Solomon 3:10 Or base, or canopy
  2. Song of Solomon 3:10 Or leather

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you:(A)
if you find my love,
tell him that I am lovesick.(B)

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16 His mouth is sweetness.
He is absolutely desirable.(A)
This is my love, and this is my friend,
young women of Jerusalem.

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Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.(A)

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