|I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee. – I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love. – I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. – Behold the Lamb of God! – As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
|My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; the fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.