Song of Songs 5:2-8

2 I slept but my heart was awake.

5:2The woman sleeps. She has another dream. The woman is telling her friends about her dream.

Listen! The man who loves me is knocking.

‘Open the door for me, my sister,’ he said.

‘You are my best friend that I love the most.

To me you are like a dove.

Nobody is more lovely than you.

Water from the night air covers my head.

My hair is very wet.’

3 I said, ‘I have taken off my day clothes.

I do not want to put them on again.

I have washed my feet.

I do not want them to get dirty again.’

4 The man who loves me pushed his hand through the hole in the door.

My heart began to go quicker for him.

I could feel it and I could almost hear it.

5 I stood up to open the door for the man who loves me.

My hands were wet with myrrh.

Myrrh was dropping from my fingers on the door handle.

6 I opened the door for the man who loves me. But he had left.

He was gone.

I felt full of love for him when he spoke.

I looked for him but I did not find him.

I spoke his name loudly but he did not answer.

7 The city guards were working.

They found me while they were walking through the streets of the city.

They hit me and they hurt me.

And the marks on my body show this.

Those guards on the city walls took away my robe.

8 Please find the man who loves me, Daughters of Jerusalem!

If you find him, please speak to him about me.

Please tell him that I am weak with love.

The man that you love

The young women of Jerusalem: