1 [Lady:] O that you were as my brother who was nourished at the breasts of my mother! When I should find you outside, I would kiss you. Indeed, I should not be despised.
2 I would lead you and bring you into my mother's house, who would instruct me. I would cause you to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
3 His left hand should be under my head and his right hand should embrace me.
4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you do not stir or awake my love until he pleases.
5 [Others:] Who is this who comes up from the wilderness leaning upon her beloved? [Lady:] I raised you up under the apple-tree. There your mother brought you forth. There she brought you forth who bore you.
6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm. For love is as strong as death, jealousy as cruel as the grave. Its coals are coals of fire which has a most vehement flame.
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 despised.
8 [Others:] We have a little sister and she has no breasts. What shall we do for our sister in the day when she is spoken for?
9 If she is a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver. And if she is a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar.
10 [Lady:] I am a wall and my breasts like towers. Then I was in his eyes as one who found favor.
11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon. He lent out the vineyard to keepers. Each for its fruit was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.
12 My vineyard which is mine is before me. You, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those who keep its fruit, two hundred.
13 [Gentleman:] You who dwell in the gardens, the companions listen to your voice. Cause me to hear it.
14 [Lady:] Make haste, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of spices.