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previous Song of Songs 8:5-14

Homecoming

Who is that coming up from the wilderness,

leaning upon her beloved?

Under the apple tree I awakened you.

There your mother was in labor with you;

there she who bore you was in labor.

Set me as a seal upon your heart,

as a seal upon your arm;

for love is strong as death,

passion fierce as the grave.

Its flashes are flashes of fire,

a raging flame.

Many waters cannot quench love,

neither can floods drown it.

If one offered for love

all the wealth of one's house,

it would be utterly scorned.

We have a little sister,

and she has no breasts.

What shall we do for our sister,

on the day when she is spoken for?

If she is a wall,

we will build upon her a battlement of silver;

but if she is a door,

we will enclose her with boards of cedar.

I was a wall,

and my breasts were like towers;

then I was in his eyes

as one who brings peace.

Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon;

he entrusted the vineyard to keepers;

each one was to bring for its fruit a thousand pieces of silver.

My vineyard, my very own, is for myself;

you, O Solomon, may have the thousand,

and the keepers of the fruit two hundred!

O you who dwell in the gardens,

my companions are listening for your voice;

let me hear it.

Make haste, my beloved,

and be like a gazelle

or a young stag

upon the mountains of spices!



Note: Today's Gospel reading is Luke 10:17-24. Find a Bible translation.

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From the New Revised Standard Version. Reprinted with permission from HarperBibles.

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