Song of Solomon 4
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Solomon Praises the Beauty of His Bride

1[†]Behold, you are beautiful, my darling,

Behold, you are beautiful!

Your eyes are like doves behind your veil;

Your hair is like a flock of goats

That have leapt down from Mount Gilead.

2Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes

Which have come up from their washing,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has [†]lost her young.

3Your lips are like a scarlet thread,

And your mouth is lovely.

Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate

Behind your veil.

4Your neck is like the tower of David,

Built [†]with rows of stones

On which are hung one thousand shields,

All the small shields of the mighty men.

5Your two breasts are like two fawns,

Twins of a gazelle

Which [†]feed among the lilies.

6Until the day breathes

And the shadows flee,

I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh

And to the hill of frankincense.

7“You are altogether beautiful, my darling,

And there is no blemish in you.

8Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,

May you come with me from Lebanon.

[†]Journey down from the top of Amana,

From the top of Senir and Hermon,

From the dens of lions,

From the mountains of leopards.

9You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride;

You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,

With a single strand of your necklace.

10How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!

How much better is your love than wine,

And the fragrance of your oils

Than all kinds of [†]spices!

11Your lips, my bride, drip honey from the comb;

Honey and milk are under your tongue,

And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

12A garden locked is my sister, my bride,

A [†]rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.

13Your shoots are [†]an orchard of pomegranates

With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,

14Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,

With all the trees of frankincense,

Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest [†]spices.

15You are a garden spring,

A well of [†]fresh water,

And streams flowing from Lebanon.”

16[†]Awake, O north wind,

And come, wind of the south;

Make my garden breathe out fragrance,

Let its [†]spices flow forth.

May my beloved come into his garden

And eat its choice fruits!”

2 Or miscarried
4 Or for an arsenal
5 Lit shepherd, cf. Song 1:7, 8; 2:16; 6:2
8 Or Look
10 Or balsam odors
12 Lit stone heap
13 Or a park, a paradise
14 Or balsam odors
15 Lit living
16 Or balsam odors

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