1 Bride: "May he kiss me with the kiss of his mouth."
2 Groom to Bride: "So much better than wine are your breasts, fragranced with the finest perfumes."
3 Bride to Groom: "Your name is oil that has been poured out; therefore, the maidens have loved you. Draw me forward."
4 Chorus to Bride: "We will run after you in the odor of your perfumes."
5 Bride to Chorus: "The king has led me into his storerooms."
6 Chorus to Bride: "We will exult and rejoice in you, remembering your breasts above wine."
7 Groom to Bride: "The righteous love you."
8 Bride to Chorus: "O daughters of Jerusalem: I am black, but shapely, like the tabernacles of Kedar, like the tents of Solomon."
9 "Do not be concerned that I am dark, for the sun has changed my color."
10 "The sons of my mother have fought against me. They have made me the keeper of the vineyards. My own vineyard I have not kept."
11 Bride to Groom: "Reveal to me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture, where you recline at midday, lest I begin to wander after the flocks of your companions."
12 Groom to Bride: "If you yourself do not know, O most beautiful among women, then go out and follow after the steps of the flocks, and pasture your young goats beside the tabernacles of the shepherds."
13 "O my love, I have compared you to my company of horsemen against the chariots of Pharaoh."
14 "Your cheeks are beautiful, like those of a turtledove. Your neck is like a bejeweled collar."
15 Chorus to Bride: "We will fashion for you chains of gold, accented with reddened silver."
16 Groom to Bride: "The timbers of our houses are of cedar; our ceilings are of cypress."