Song of Solomon Chapter 3

Song of Solomon 3:1 She says, At night on my bed, I look for the man I love. I looked for him, but I could not find him.

Song of Solomon 3:2 She said, I will get up now!  I will go around the city. In the streets and squares, I will look for the man I love.  I looked for him, but I could not find him.

Song of Solomon 3:3 The guards patrolling the city found me.  I asked them, Have you seen the man I love?

Song of Solomon 3:4 I had just left the guards when I found the man I love!  I held him and would not let him go, while I took him to my mother’s house, to the room of one who bore me.

Song of Solomon 3:5 She said, Women of Jerusalem, promise me by the gazelles and wild deer, don’t awaken love, don’t arouse love, until he is ready.

Song of Solomon 3:6 The Women of Jerusalem say, Who is that woman who come out of the desert like a cloud of smoke?  I can smell the lovely myrrh and incense and the perfumes that come from the merchants.

Song of Solomon 3:7 Look, Solomon’s traveling chair. There are 60 soldiers guarding it, strong soldiers of Israel.

Song of Solomon 3:8 All of them are trained fighting men with their swords at their side, ready for any danger of the night.

Song of Solomon 3:9 King Solomon made a traveling chair for himself.  The wood came from Lebanon.

Song of Solomon 3:10 The poles were made from silver, and the supports were made from gold. The seat was covered with purple cloth.  It was inlaid with love by the women of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 3:11 Women of Zion, come out and see King Solomon. See the crown his mother put on him the day he was married, the day he was so happy!