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I wish that you were my brother, that my mother had nursed you at her breast. Then, if I met you in the street, I could kiss you and no one would mind.
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Who shall give thee to me for my brother, sucking the breasts of my mother, that I may find thee without, and kiss thee, and now no man may despise me?
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son and his name shall be called Emmanuel.
Isaiah 9:6 For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.
Haggai 2:7 And I will move all nations: AND THE DESIRED OF ALL NATIONS SHALL COME: and I will fill this house with glory: saith the Lord of hosts.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.
Malachi 3:1 Behold I send my angel, and he shall prepare the way before my face. And presently the Lord, whom you seek, and the angel of the testament, whom you desire, shall come to his temple. Behold, he cometh, saith the Lord of hosts.
Matthew 13:16,17 But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. . . .
Luke 2:26-32,38 And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. . . .
Luke 10:23,24 And turning to his disciples, he said: Blessed are the eyes that see the things which you see. . . .
1 Timothy 3:16 And evidently great is the mystery of godliness, which was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the spirit, appeared unto angels, hath been preached unto the Gentiles, is believed in the world, is taken up in glory.
1 Timothy 2:11,12 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. . . .
Isaiah 66:11,12 That you may suck, and be filled with the breasts of her consolations: that you may milk out, and flow with delights, from the abundance of her glory. . . .
Galatians 4:26 But that Jerusalem which is above is free: which is our mother.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
John 3:13 And no man hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in heaven.
John 8:42 Jesus therefore said to them: If God were your Father, you would indeed love me. For from God I proceeded and came. For I came not of myself: but he sent me.
John 13:3 Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands and that he came from God and goeth to God,
John 16:28 I came forth from the Father and am come into the world: again I leave the world and I go to the Father.
Hebrews 2:9-14 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour: that, through the grace of God he might taste death for all. . . .
Hebrews 9:26-28 For then he ought to have suffered often from the beginning of the world. But now once, at the end of ages, he hath appeared for the destruction of sin by the sacrifice of himself. . . .
Songs 1:2 Smelling sweet of the best ointments. Thy name is as oil poured out: therefore young maidens have loved thee.
Psalm 2:12 Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way.  When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.
Psalm 45:10,11 Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house. . . .
Luke 7:45-48 Thou gavest me no kiss. But she, since she cane in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. . . .
Luke 9:26 For he that shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him the Son of man shall be ashamed, when he shall come in his majesty and that of his Father and of the holy angels.
Luke 12:8 And I say to you: Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
John 7:46-52 The ministers answered: Never did man speak like this man. . . .
John 9:25-38 He said therefore to them: If he be a sinner, I know not. One thing I know, that whereas I was blind. now I see. . . .
Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.
Philippians 3:3,7,8 For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God and glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh. . . .
Psalm 51:17 A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
Psalm 102:16,17 For the Lord hath built up Sion: and he shall be seen in his glory. . . .
Mark 12:42-44 And there came a certain poor widow: and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. . . .
Mark 14:6-9 But Jesus said: Let her alone. Why do You molest her? She hath wrought a good work upon me. . . .
I should not be despised
Isaiah 60:14 And the children of them that afflict thee, shall come bowing down to thee, and all that slandered thee shall worship the steps of thy feet, and shall call thee the city of the Lord, the Sion of the Holy One of Israel.
Luke 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me: and he that despiseth you despiseth me: and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
Luke 18:9 And to some who trusted in themselves as just and despised others, he spoke also this parable:
1 Corinthians 1:28 And the base things of the world and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen: and things that are not, that he might bring to nought things that are:
ContextLonging for Her Beloved
1Who shall give thee to me for my brother, sucking the breasts of my mother, that I may find thee without, and kiss thee, and now no man may despise me?2I will take hold of thee, and bring thee into my mother's house: there thou shalt teach me, and I will give thee a cup of spiced wine and new wine of my pomegranates.…
Additional TranslationsO that you were to me like a brother who nursed at my mother’s breasts! If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you, and no one would despise me.O that you were as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find you without, I would kiss you; yes, I should not be despised.
Oh that thou wert as my brother, That sucked the breasts of my mother! When I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; Yea, and none would despise me.
I would that thou, O my kinsman, wert he that sucked the breasts of my mother; when I found thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, they should not despise me.
Oh that thou wert as my brother, That sucked the breasts of my mother! Should I find thee without, I would kiss thee; And they would not despise me.
Oh that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, and none would despise me.
O that thou wert as my brother, that was nourished at the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yes, I should not be despised.
Oh that you were like my brother, who nursed from the breasts of my mother! If I found you outside, I would kiss you; yes, and no one would despise me.
Who doth make thee as a brother to me, Sucking the breasts of my mother? I find thee without, I kiss thee, Yea, they do not despise me,
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