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The Shulamite

My beloved is to me
the most fragrant apple tree—
he stands above the sons of men.[a]
Sitting under his grace-shadow,
I blossom in his shade,
enjoying the sweet taste of his pleasant, delicious fruit,
resting with delight where his glory never fades.

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  1. Song of Songs 2:3 Or “trees of the forest.” Trees in the Bible are often metaphors for humanity.

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