1: I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the valleys. 2: As the lily among thorns, so [is] my love among the daughters. 3: As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. 4: He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love. 5: Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I [am] sick with love. 6: His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me. 7: I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not, nor awake [my] love, till he please. 8: The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. 9: My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice. 10: My beloved spoke, and said to me, Rise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11: For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone. 12: The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13: The fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines [with] the tender grape give a [good] smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. 14: O my dove, [that art] in the clefts of the rock, in the secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy countenance [is] comely. 15: Take for us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines [have] tender grapes. 16: My beloved [is] mine, and I [am] his: he feedeth among the lilies. 17: Until the day shall break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.