Song of Solomon 8:5-7 New International Version

Love Is Strong as Death

5  Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I roused you; there your mother conceived you, there she who was in labor gave you birth. 6  Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy[1] unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.[2] 7  Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one's house for love, it[3] would be utterly scorned.


[1] 8:6 Or "ardor"

[2] 8:6 Or "fire," / "like the very flame of the " Lord

[3] 8:7 Or "he"

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