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Song of Solomon 8:6-8 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The Nature of Genuine Romantic Love

Set me as a seal upon your heart,
    as a seal upon your arm;
for love is strong as death;
    passion is fierce as Sheol;
its flashes are flashes of fire;
    it is a blazing flame.
Many waters cannot quench love;
    rivers cannot sweep it away.[a]
If a man were to give all the wealth of his house for love,[b]
    he would be utterly scorned.[c]

Maiden’s Virtuous Chastity and Voluptuous Beauty

We have a little sister,[d]
    and she does not yet have any breasts.[e]
What should we do for our sister
    on the day when she is betrothed?[f][g]

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Solomon 8:7 Or “and rivers cannot engulf it”
  2. Song of Solomon 8:7 Literally “in the love”
  3. Song of Solomon 8:7 Literally “they will utterly scorn him”
  4. Song of Solomon 8:8 Literally “a little sister for us”
  5. Song of Solomon 8:8 Literally “and there is no breast for her”
  6. Song of Solomon 8:8 Literally “on the day when it is spoken of her”
  7. Song of Solomon 8:8 Or “on the day when she is spoken for”
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