| Quote #4
What is your beloved more than another beloved, O fairest among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you thus adjure us? (NRSV 5:9)
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us? (KJV 5:9)
The daughters of Jerusalem want to know what the heck is so special about this guy. Why is their love better than anyone else's? Well, for starters, they did make it in the Bible, ladies.
| Quote #5
I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine. (NRSV 6:3)
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine. (KJV 6:3)
The interconnectedness and devotion that is implied here makes this verse a favorite for modern day brides and grooms, too.
| Quote #6
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. (NRSV 8:6)
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. (KJV 8:6)
The bride demands the groom's undying devotion. Their love, she says, will even outlast death. Now, that's some hardcore romance.