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SONG 2:1 As a lily among the thorns, SONG 2:2 So `ismy friend among the daughters! SONG 2:3 As a citron among trees of the forest, So `ismy beloved among the sons, In his shade I delighted, and sat down, And his fruit `issweet to my palate. SONG 2:4 He hath brought me in unto a house of wine, And his banner over me `islove, SONG 2:5 Sustain me with grape-cakes, Support me with citrons, for I `amsick with love. SONG 2:6 His left hand `isunder my head, And his right doth embrace me. SONG 2:7 I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, By the roes or by the hinds of the field, Stir not up nor wake the love till she please! SONG 2:8 The voice of my beloved! lo, this -- he is coming, Leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills. SONG 2:9 My beloved `islike to a roe, Or to a young one of the harts. Lo, this -- he is standing behind our wall, Looking from the windows, Blooming from the lattice. SONG 2:10 My beloved hath answered and said to me, `Rise up, my friend, my fair one, and come away, SONG 2:11 For lo, the winter hath passed by, The rain hath passed away -- it hath gone. SONG 2:12 The flowers have appeared in the earth, The time of the singing hath come, And the voice of the turtle was heard in our land, SONG 2:13 The fig-tree hath ripened her green figs, And the sweet-smelling vines have given forth fragrance, Rise, come, my friend, my fair one, yea, come away. SONG 2:14 My dove, in clefts of the rock, In a secret place of the ascent, Cause me to see thine appearance, Cause me to hear thy voice, For thy voice `issweet, and thy appearance comely. SONG 2:15 Seize ye for us foxes, Little foxes -- destroyers of vineyards, Even our sweet-smelling vineyards. SONG 2:16 My beloved `ismine, and I `amhis, Who is delighting among the lilies, SONG 2:17 Till the day doth break forth, And the shadows have fled away, Turn, be like, my beloved, To a roe, or to a young one of the harts, On the mountains of separation!