Songs 1:5
Good News Translation
Women of Jerusalem, I am dark but beautiful, dark as the desert tents of Kedar, but beautiful as the draperies in Solomon's palace.

Contemporary English Version
My skin is dark and beautiful, like a tent in the desert or like Solomon's curtains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept.

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Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept.

black

Isaiah 53:2 And he shall grow up as a tender plant before him, and as a root out of a thirsty ground: there is no beauty in him, nor comeliness: and we have seen him, and there was no sightliness, that we should be desirous of him:

Matthew 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the good man of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?

1 Corinthians 4:10-13 We are fools for Christs sake, but you are wise in Christ: we are weak, but you are strong: you are honourable, but we without honour. . . .

1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.

comely

Psalm 90:17 And let the brightness of the Lord our God be upon us: and direct thou the works of our hands over us; yea, the work of our hands do thou direct.

Psalm 149:4 For the Lord is well pleased with his people: and he will exalt the meek unto salvation.

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: and with the robe of justice he hath covered me, as a bridegroom decked with a crown, and as a bride adorned with her jewels.

Ezekiel 16:14 And thy renown went forth among the nations for thy beauty: for thou wast perfect through my beauty, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God.

Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying:

Luke 15:22 And the father said to his servants: Bring forth quickly the first robe and put it on him: and put a ring on his hand and shoes on his feet.

Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ: and make not provision for the flesh in its concupiscences.

2 Corinthians 5:21 Him, who knew no sin, he hath made sin for us: that we might be made the justice of God in him.

Ephesians 5:26 That he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life:

o ye

Psalm 45:9 The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.

Luke 13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not?

Galatians 4:26 But that Jerusalem which is above is free: which is our mother.

as the tents

Psalm 120:5 Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the inhabitants of Cedar:

Context
The Bride Confesses Her Love
4I am black but beautiful, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Cedar, as the curtains of Solomon. 5Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept.6Shew me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou liest in the midday, lest I begin to wander after the flocks of thy companions.…
Cross References
Psalm 120:5
Woe is me, that my sojourning is prolonged! I have dwelt with the inhabitants of Cedar:

Songs 2:7
I adjure you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and the harts of the field, that you stir not up, nor make the beloved to awake, till she please.

Songs 2:14
My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, shew me thy face, let thy voice sound in my ears: for thy voice is sweet, and thy face comely.

Songs 3:5
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes and the harts of the fields, that you stir not up, nor awake my beloved, till she please.

Songs 3:10
The pillars thereof he made of silver, the seat of gold, the going up of purple: the midst he covered with charity for the daughters of Jerusalem.

Songs 4:3
Thy lips are as a scarlet lace: and thy speech sweet. Thy cheeks are as a piece of a pomegranate, besides that which lieth hid within.

Songs 5:8
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love.

Songs 5:16
His throat most sweet, and he is all lovely: such is my beloved, and he is my friend, O ye daughters of Jerusalem.

Songs 6:4
Thou art beautiful, O my love, sweet and comely as Jerusalem terrible as an army set in array.

Songs 8:4
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up, nor awake my love till she please.

Isaiah 21:16
For thus saith the Lord to me: Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, all the glory of Cedar shall be taken away.

Isaiah 60:7
All the flocks of Cedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nabaioth shall minister to thee: they shall be offered upon my acceptable altar, and I will glorify the house of my majesty.

Additional Translations
I am dark yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.I am black, but comely, O you daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

I am black, but comely, Oh ye daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

I am black, but beautiful, ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

I am black, but comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As the tents of Kedar, As the curtains of Solomon.

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

I am dark, but lovely, you daughters of Jerusalem, like Kedar's tents, like Solomon's curtains.

Dark am I, and comely, daughters of Jerusalem, As tents of Kedar, as curtains of Solomon.
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