Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires
The book contains little weird vignettes, including one in which the female lover is beaten up by the watchmen on the wall. But then there is this little bit that pleasantly acknowledges that there are girls to young to be married off, I suppose.
FriendsTo be honest, I mostly like this book because it gets under the skin of people who want to use religion as a way to control particularly women's sexuality. As Scripture, it doesn't really speak to me.
8 We have a little sister,
and her breasts are not yet grown.
What shall we do for our sister
on the day she is spoken for?
9 If she is a wall,
we will build towers of silver on her.
If she is a door,
we will enclose her with panels of cedar.