Like the finest apple tree in the orchard is my lover among other young men. I sit in his delightful shade and taste his delicious fruit. He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.
-Song of Solomon 2:3-4 NLT
You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride. You have stolen my heart [hold it hostage] with one glance of your eyes.
-Song of Solomon 4:9 NIV
Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church – a love marked by giving, not getting.
-Ephesians 5:25 MSG
How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead … Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely.
-Song of Solomon 4:1, 3 NLT
Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
-Song of Solomon 4:16 NLT
Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
-1 Corinthians 7:5 NLT