Song of Solomon for Skeptics
The Song of Solomon is an erotic love poem in which the name of God isn't even mentioned. Aren't you
glad it is in the Bible? (Joseph Smith wasn't.
It is the only book in the King James Version that he left out of his "
Here are some highlights:
- "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine. 1:2
- "He shall lie all night betwixt my breasts." 1:13
- "I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste." 2:3
- "His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me ... stir not up,
nor awake my love, till he please." 2:6-7, 8:3-4
- "My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies." 2:16
- "I had brought him ... into the chamber of her that conceived me ... stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
- "Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins." 4:5, 7:3
- "How much better is thy love than wine!" 4:10
- "Come ... blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits."
- "I have drunk my wine ... O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly." 5:1
- "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled." 5:2
- "My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him."
- "I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself." 5:6
- "The joints of thy thighs are like jewels." 7:1
- "Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies." 7:2
- "Thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine." 7:8
- "I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate." 8:2
- "We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts ... [But] my
breasts [are] like towers." 8:8, 10