1: Oh that you were like my brother, Who sucked the breasts of my mother! If I found you outside, I would kiss you; Yes, and no one would despise me. 2: I would lead you, bringing you into my mother's house, Who would instruct me. I would have you drink spiced wine, Of the juice of my pomegranate. 3: His left hand would be under my head. His right hand would embrace me. 4: I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, That you not stir up, nor awaken love, Until it so desires. Friends 5: Who is this who comes up from the wilderness, Leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I aroused you. There your mother conceived you. There she was in labor and bore you. 6: Set me as a seal on your heart, As a seal on your arm; For love is strong as death. Jealousy is as cruel as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, A very flame of Yahweh. 7: Many waters can't quench love, Neither can floods drown it. If a man would give all the wealth of his house for love, He would be utterly scorned. Friends 8: We have a little sister. She has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister In the day when she is to be spoken for? 9: If she is a wall, We will build on her a turret of silver. If she is a door, We will enclose her with boards of cedar. Beloved 10: I am a wall, and my breasts like towers, Then I was in his eyes like one who found peace. 11: Solomon had a vineyard at Baal Hamon. He leased out the vineyard to keepers. Each was to bring a thousand shekels of silver for its fruit. 12: My own vineyard is before me. The thousand are for you, Solomon; Two hundred for those who tend its fruit. Lover 13: You who dwell in the gardens, with friends in attendance, Let me hear your voice! Beloved 14: Come away, my beloved! Be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices!