Morris Jastrow - Sample Verses

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The Song of Songs 8:5-7

Place me as a seal upon thy heart,

As a seal upon thy arm:

For love is strong as death,

Firm as the grave.

The darts of passion are darts of fire —

Furious flames

Many waters cannot quench, 1

Nor streams devour.

If a man were to give all (his) substance, 2

It would be as nought. 3


1 A commentator added: 'love'. 2 addition: 'of this house'.

3 Lit.: 'they would surely despise him'.


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