Song of Songs 8

8:6 [the female wanted to be regarded as her lover’s most valuable possession] Place me like a seal [a symbol of ownership and unbreakable devotion and commitment] over your heart, like a seal on your arm [symbol of strength and security; she wanted to feel safe and secure]; for love is as strong [only occurrence of this word in the Song] as death [in the sense that its power cannot be resisted], its jealousy unyielding as the grave [it holds tightly to those whom it has seized]. It [love and passion] burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.

8:7 Many waters [represent overwhelming power] cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away [indicates perseverance]. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned [true love cannot be bought].

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