Song of Solomon
||English: New American Standard Bible
Song of Solomon 5 [Commentary] [Map] |
|| "I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey;
I have drunk my wine and my milk.
Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers."
||"I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
`Open to me, my sister, my darling,
My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is drenched with dew,
My locks with the damp of the night.'
||"I have taken off my dress,
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet,
How can I dirty them again?
||"My beloved extended his hand through the opening,
And my feelings were aroused for him.
||"I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
And my fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the bolt.
||"I opened to my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and had gone!
My heart went out to him as he spoke.
I searched for him but I did not find him;
I called him but he did not answer me.
||"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
They struck me and wounded me;
The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.
||"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
As to what you will tell him:
For I am lovesick."
||"What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
What kind of beloved is your beloved,
That thus you adjure us?"
||"My beloved is dazzling and ruddy,
Outstanding among ten thousand.
||"His head is like gold, pure gold;
His locks are like clusters of dates
And black as a raven.
||"His eyes are like doves
Beside streams of water,
Bathed in milk,
And reposed in their setting.
||"His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
Banks of sweet-scented herbs;
His lips are lilies
Dripping with liquid myrrh.
||"His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl;
His abdomen is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.
||"His legs are pillars of alabaster
Set on pedestals of pure gold;
His appearance is like Lebanon
Choice as the cedars.
||"His mouth is full of sweetness.
And he is wholly desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem."
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