Our Rafters – Isold Raferty

Song of Solomon 1:15-17

15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.

16 How handsome you are, my beloved!
Oh, how charming!
And our bed is verdant.
17 The beams of our house are cedars;
our rafters are firs.
[visual and audio:] 15 “Look! You are beautiful, O girl companion of mine.+ Look! You are beautiful. Your eyes are [those of] doves.”+
16 “Look! You are beautiful,*+ my dear one, also pleasant. Our divan+ also is one of foliage. 17  The beams of our grand house* are cedars,+ our rafters juniper trees.

JIM BEAM BOURBON MAKE HISTORYR pop-up advertisements at the bottom of my emails, September 2, 2017

Song of Solomon chapter 2:1-4
1I  am a roseb of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys.

2Like a lily among thorns
is my darling among the young women.
3 Like applec tree among the trees of the forest
is my beloved among the young men.
I delight to sit in his shade,
and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
4 Let him lead me to the banquet hall,
and let his banner over me be love.

5 Strengthen me with raisins,
refresh me with apples,
for I am faint with love.
[Visual and audio:] 1 “A mere saffron*+ of the coastal plain*+ I am, a lily of the low plains.”+
2 “Like a lily among thorny weeds, so is my girl companion among the daughters.”+

3 “Like an apple tree+ among the trees of the forest, so is my dear one among the sons.+ His shade I have passionately desired, and there I have sat down, and his fruit has been sweet to my palate.
4 He brought me into the house of wine,+ and his banner+ over me was love.*+
Do YOU people refresh me with cakes of raisins,+ sustain me with apples; for I am lovesick.+ 

Isaiah chapter 37:21-24
[visual and audio] And Isaiah the son of A’moz proceeded to send to Hez·e·ki’ah, saying: “This is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said, ‘Because you have prayed to me concerning Sen·nach’er·ib the king of As·syr’i·a,+ 
22 this is the word that Jehovah has spoken against him:
“The virgin daughter of Zion has despised you, she has held you in derision.+B
ehind you the daughter of Jerusalem has wagged [her] head.+
23 Whom have you taunted+ 
and spoken of abusively?+And against whom have you lifted up [your] voice+And do you raise your eyes on high?+It is against the Holy One of Israel!+
24 By means of your servants you have taunted Jehovah* 
and you say,+With the multitude of my war chariots I myself+I shall certainly ascend the height of mountainous regions,+The remotest parts of Leb’a·non;+And I shall cut down its lofty cedars, its choice juniper trees.+ And I shall enter its final height,* the forest of its orchard.+