Here love for the man is so deep that when they are separated, she thinks of him, lying awake at night and going out to look for him. And, having found him, she imagines a grand wedding day for them both, when their love will be recognized and celebrated by many.
Note: The Hebrew text does not identify the speakers, but some Biblical translations suggest speakers in the Song of Solomon. The Common English Bible (CEB) translation presents Song of Solomon as a dialogue between a man and a woman, with occasional group comments, and it identifies the speakers. The New International Version (NIV) believes that the man and woman are more frequently interrupted by group comments, and it identifies all of the speakers. The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) does not identify the speakers.
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