Songs 5:16
Good News Translation
His mouth is sweet to kiss; everything about him enchants me. This is what my lover is like, women of Jerusalem.

New Revised Standard Version
His speech is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
His kisses are sweet. I desire him so much! Young women of Jerusalem, he is my lover and friend.

New American Bible
His mouth is sweetness itself; he is delightful in every way. Such is my lover, and such my friend, Daughters of Jerusalem!

Douay-Rheims Bible
His throat most sweet, and he is all lovely: such is my beloved, and he is my friend, O ye daughters of Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

His throat most sweet, and he is all lovely: such is my beloved, and he is my friend, O ye daughters of Jerusalem.


Songs 1:2 Smelling sweet of the best ointments. Thy name is as oil poured out: therefore young maidens have loved thee.

Psalm 19:10 More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103 How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth.

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was to me a joy and gladness of my heart: for thy name is called upon me, O Lord God of hosts.


Songs 1:16 The beams of our houses are of cedar, our rafters of cypress trees.

Songs 2:1,3 I am the flower of the field, and the lily of the valleys. . . .

Psalm 45:2 Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.

Psalm 89:6 For who in the clouds can be compared to the Lord: or who among the sons of God shall be like to God?

Psalm 148:13 For his name alone is exalted.

Isaiah 9:6,7 For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace. . . .

Philippians 3:8 Furthermore, I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ.

1 Peter 2:6,7 Wherefore it is said in the scripture: Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious. And he that shall believe in him shall not be confounded. . . .

my beloved

Songs 2:16 My beloved to me, and I to him who feedeth among the lilies,

Songs 6:3 I to my beloved, and my beloved to me, who feedeth among the lilies.

Galatians 2:20 And I live, now not I: but Christ liveth in me. And that I live now in the flesh: I live in the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and delivered himself for me.


Jeremiah 3:20 But as a woman that despiseth her lover, so hath the house of Israel despised me, saith the Lord.

Hosea 3:1 And the Lord said to me: Go yet again, and love a woman beloved of her friend, and an adulteress: as the Lord loveth the children of Israel, and they look to strange gods, and love the husks of the grapes.

James 2:23 And the scripture was fulfilled, saying: Abraham believed God, and it was reputed to him to justice, and he was called the friend of God.

James 4:4 Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world becometh an enemy of God.

The Bride and Her Beloved
15His legs as pillars of marble, that are set upon bases of gold. His form as of Libanus, excellent as the cedars. 16His throat most sweet, and he is all lovely: such is my beloved, and he is my friend, O ye daughters of Jerusalem.
Cross References
2 Samuel 1:23
Saul and Jonathan, lovely, and comely in their life, even in death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

Songs 1:5
Do not consider me that I am brown, because the sun hath altered my colour: the sons of my mother have fought against me, they have made me the keeper in the vineyards: my vineyard I have not kept.

Songs 4:3
Thy lips are as a scarlet lace: and thy speech sweet. Thy cheeks are as a piece of a pomegranate, besides that which lieth hid within.

Songs 7:9
Thy throat like the best wine, worthy for my beloved to drink, and for his lips and his teeth to ruminate.

Songs 5:15
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