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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

SONG OF SOLOMON

The Song of Solomon—Outline of Contents

  • THE SHULAMMITE GIRL IN KING SOLOMON’S CAMP (1:1–3:5)

    • 1

      • Song of songs (1)

      • Young woman (2-7)

      • Daughters of Jerusalem (8)

      • King (9-11)

        • “We will make for you gold ornaments” (11)

      • Young woman (12-14)

        • ‘My dear one is like a fragrant bag of myrrh’ (13)

      • Shepherd (15)

        • “You are beautiful, my beloved”

      • Young woman (16, 17)

        • “You are beautiful, my dear one” (16)

    • 2

      • Young woman (1)

        • “I am but a saffron”

      • Shepherd (2)

        • ‘My beloved is like a lily’

      • Young woman (3-14)

        • ‘Do not arouse love until it feels inclined’ (7)

        • Shepherd quoted (10b-14)

          • “My beautiful one, come away with me” (10b, 13)

      • Young woman’s brothers (15)

        • “Catch the foxes for us”

      • Young woman (16, 17)

        • “My dear one is mine and I am his” (16)

    •  3

      • Young woman (1-5)

        • ‘At night, I sought the one I love’ (1)

  • THE SHULAMMITE IN JERUSALEM (3:6–8:4)

    • 3

      • Daughters of Zion (6-11)

        • Solomon’s procession described

    • 4

      • Shepherd (1-5)

        • “You are beautiful, my beloved” (1)

      • Young woman (6)

      • Shepherd (7-16a)

        • ‘You have captured my heart, my bride’ (9)

      • Young woman (16b)

    • 5

      • Shepherd (1a)

      • Women of Jerusalem (1b)

        • ‘Become intoxicated with affection!’

      • Young woman (2-8)

        • Relates her dream

      • Daughters of Jerusalem (9)

        • “How is your dear one better than any other?”

      • Young woman (10-16)

        • “He stands out among ten thousand” (10)

    • 6

      • Daughters of Jerusalem (1)

      • Young woman (2, 3)

        • “I am my dear one’s, and my dear one is mine” (3)

      • King (4-10)

        • “You are as beautiful as Tirzah” (4)

        • Women quoted (10)

      • Young woman (11, 12)

      • King (and others) (13a)

      • Young woman (13b)

      • King (and others) (13c)

    • 7

      • King (1-9a)

        • “How pleasant you are, O beloved girl” (6)

      • Young woman (9b-13)

        • “I am my dear one’s, and his desire is for me” (10)

    • 8

      • Young woman (1-4)

        • “If only you were like my brother” (1)

  • THE SHULAMMITE RETURNS, HER LOYALTY PROVED (8:5-14)

    • 8

      • Young woman’s brothers (5a)

        • ‘Who is this, leaning upon her dear one?’

      • Young woman (5b-7)

        • “Love is as strong as death is” (6)

      • Young woman’s brothers (8, 9)

        • “If she is a wall, . . . but if she is a door, . . .” (9)

      • Young woman (10-12)

        • “I am a wall” (10)

      • Shepherd (13)

        • ‘Let me hear your voice’

      • Young woman (14)

        • “Be swift like a gazelle”