The Complete Bible: An American Translation

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THE SONG OF SONGS

The Song of songs, which is Solo1 mon's.


THE MAIDEN TO THE
YOUTH, 1: 2-4

"Kiss me with kisses from your mouth,2 For your love is better than wine; The fragrance of your ointments is3 sweet; Your very self is a precious ointment; Therefore do the maidens love you. Take me along with you, let us hasten;4 Bring me, O king, into your chamber, That we may exult and rejoice in you, That we may praise your love more than wine; Rightly are you loved."


MAIDEN TO THE DAUGH
TERS OF JERUSALEM, 1:5, 6

"Blackened am I, but comely,5 O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, like the hangings of Solomon. Do not notice that I am blackened,6 that the sun has scorched me, my mother's son has burned me. I was made keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept."


THE MAIDEN TO THE
YOUTH, 1:7

"Tell me, you whom I love,7 where you are pasturing your flock, where you are making your fold at noon; For why should I be like one veiled, beside the flocks of your companions?"


TO THE MAIDEN, 1:8

"If you do not know,8 O most beautiful of women, Follow in the tracks of the flock, And pasture your kids, beside the tents of the shepherds."


THE YOUTH TO THE
MAIDEN, 1:9-11

"To a steed in Pharaoh's chariots, 9 I compare you, my love. Your cheeks are comely with bangles, 10 your neck with beads. Bangles of gold we will make for you, 11 with studs of silver."


THE MAIDEN, 1:12-14

"While the king was on his couch, 12 his nard gave forth its fragrance. A bunch of myrrh is my beloved to 13 me, as he lies at night between my breasts; A cluster of henna is my beloved to 14 me, from the gardens of Engedi."


THE YOUTH TO THE
MAIDEN, 1:15

"Ah, you are beautiful, my love; 15 ah, you are beautiful; Your eyes are doves."


THE MAIDEN TO THE
YOUTH, 1:16, 17

"Ah, you are beautiful, my beloved, 16 yea, lovely. Yea, our couch is leafy, The beams of our house are cedars, 17 our rafters cypresses."


THE MAIDEN, 2:1

"I am a saffron of the plain, 2 a hyacinth of the valleys."


THE YOUTH, 2:2

"Like a hyacinth among thistles, 2 so is my loved one among the maidens."

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The Complete Bible: An American Translation
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Table of Contents vii
  • The Old Testament - An American Translation xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Publisher's Note xvi
  • Part I - The Pentateuch *
  • The Book of Genesis 1
  • The Book of Exodus 51
  • The Book of Leviticus 90
  • The Book of Numbers 118
  • The Book of Deuteronomy 158
  • Part II - The Historical Books 193
  • The Book of Joshua 195
  • The Book of Judges 218
  • The Book of Ruth 243
  • The First Book of Samuel 247
  • The Second Book of Samuel 281
  • The First Book of Kings 310
  • The Second Book of Kings 342
  • The First Book of Chronicles 373
  • The Second Book of Chronicles 400
  • The Book of Ezra 434
  • The Book of Nehemiah 444
  • The Book of Esther 458
  • Part III - The Poetical Books 467
  • The Book of Job 469
  • The Psalms 500
  • The Book of Proverbs 581
  • The Book of Ecclesiastes 611
  • The Song of Songs 619
  • Part IV - The Books of the Prophets 625
  • The Book of Isaiah 627
  • The Book of Jeremiah 690
  • The Book of Lamentations 753
  • The Book of Ezekiel 761
  • The Book of Daniel 810
  • The Book of Hosea 826
  • The Book of Joel 836
  • The Book of Amos 840
  • The Book of Obadiah 848
  • The Book of Jonah 850
  • The Book of Micah 852
  • The Book of Nahum 858
  • The Book of Habakkuk 861
  • The Book of Zephaniah 864
  • The Book of Haggai 868
  • The Book of Zechariah 870
  • The Book of Malachi 880
  • The Apocrypha - An American Translation i
  • Preface ii
  • The First Book of Esdras 1
  • The Second Book of Esdras 16
  • The Book of Tobit 45
  • The Book of Judith 55
  • The Additions to the Book of Esther 69
  • The Wisdom of Solomon 73
  • The Wisdom of Sirach 91
  • The Book of Baruch 137
  • The Story of Susanna 144
  • The Song of the Three Children 147
  • The Story of Bel and the Dragon 150
  • The Prayer of Manasseh 152
  • The First Book of Maccabees 153
  • The Second Book of Maccabees 182
  • The New Testament - An American Translation i
  • Preface iii
  • The Gospel According to Matthew 1
  • The Gospel According to Mark 32
  • The Gospel According to Luke 52
  • The Gospel According to John 85
  • The Acts of the Apostles 111
  • The Letter to the Romans 142
  • The First Letter to the Corinthians 155
  • The Second Letter to the Corinthians 168
  • The Letter to the Galatians 176
  • The Letter to the Ephesians 181
  • The Letter to the Philippians 185
  • Letter to the Colossians 188
  • The First Letter to the Thessalonians 191
  • The Second Letter to the Thessalonians 194
  • The First Letter to Timothy 196
  • The Second Letter to Timothy 200
  • The Letter to Titus 203
  • The Letter to Philemon 205
  • The Letter to the Hebrews 206
  • The Letter of James 216
  • The First Letter of Peter 219
  • The Second Letter of Peter 223
  • The First Letter of John 226
  • The Second Letter of John 230
  • The Third Letter of John 231
  • The Letter of Jude 232
  • The Revelation of John 233
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