Bible: Song of Solomon 8:6-7

The Nature of True Love

8:6 The Beloved to Her Lover:

Set me like a cylinder seal 1  over your heart, 2 

like a signet 3  on your arm. 4 

For love is as strong as death, 5 

passion 6  is as unrelenting 7  as Sheol.

Its flames burst forth, 8 

it is a blazing flame. 9 

8:7 Surging waters cannot quench love;

floodwaters 10  cannot overflow it.

If someone were to offer all his possessions 11  to buy love, 12 

the offer 13  would be utterly despised. 14 

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