2:1 I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the valleys.
2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. THE BELOVED

2:2 As the lily among thorns, so [is] my love among the daughters.
2:2 Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters. THE SHULAMITE

2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste.
2:3 Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down in his shade with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. THE SHULAMITE TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM

2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me [was] love.
2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, And his banner over me was love.

2:5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I [am] sick of love.
2:5 Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick.

2:6 His left hand [is] under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
2:6 His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me.

2:7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake [my] love, till he please.
2:7 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases. THE SHULAMITE

2:8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
2:8 The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.

2:9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
2:9 My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice.

2:10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
2:10 My beloved spoke, and said to me: "Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away.

2:11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone;
2:11 For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone.

2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land.

2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines [with] the tender grape give a [good] smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
2:13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grapes Give a good smell. Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away!

2:14 O my dove, [that art] in the clefts of the rock, in the secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy countenance [is] comely.
2:14 "O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely." HER BROTHERS

2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines [have] tender grapes.
2:15 Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes. THE SHULAMITE

2:16 My beloved [is] mine, and I [am] his: he feedeth among the lilies.
2:16 My beloved is mine, and I am his. He feeds his flock among the lilies. (TO HER BELOVED)

2:17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
2:17 Until the day breaks And the shadows flee away, Turn, my beloved, And be like a gazelle Or a young stag Upon the mountains of Bether. THE SHULAMITE