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Song Of Songs Of Solomon by Madame Guyon

CHAPTER VIII.

Anglican version. Vulgate.
1. O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee, yet I should not be despised.1. Who will give thee to me for a brother, sucking the breasts of my mother? that I might find thee without and kiss thee, and yet not be despised?
2. I would lead thee and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me; I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranates.2. I will lay hold upon thee and bring thee into my mother's house; there thou shalt teach me, and I will give thee a bowl of spiced wine, and new wine of my pomegranates.
3. His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.3.
4. I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.4. I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until she please.5. Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the appletree; there thy mother brought thee forth; there she brought thee forth that bare thee.5. Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, replete with delights, leaning upon the arm of her beloved?
I raised thee up under the appletree; there thy mother was corrupted, there was she deflowered, that brought thee forth.
6. Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave; the coals thereof are coals of fire which hath a most vehement flame.6. Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death, jealousy is cruel as hell; the lights thereof are lights of fire and flames.
7. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it; if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.7.
8. We have a little sister and she hath no breasts; what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for? 8.9. If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver; and if she be a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.9. If she be a wall, we will build upon it bulwarks of silver; if she be a door, we will frame it with boards of cedar.
10. I am a wall, and my breasts like towers; then was I in his eyes as one that found favor.10.
11. Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamoh; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.11. The peaceable had a vineyard in that which hath people; he delivered it to keepers, each one brings for the fruit thereof a thousand pieces of silver.
12. My vineyard which is mine is before me; thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.12. My vineyard is before me. Thou, O peaceable, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
13. Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice; cause me to hear it.13.
14. Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.14. Flee away, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
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