Song of Solomon
||English: New American Standard Bible
Song of Solomon 6 [Commentary] [Map] |
|| "Where has your beloved gone,
O most beautiful among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
That we may seek him with you?"
||"My beloved has gone down to his garden,
To the beds of balsam,
To pasture his flock in the gardens
And gather lilies.
||"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine,
He who pastures his flock among the lilies."
||"You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
As lovely as Jerusalem,
As awesome as an army with banners.
||"Turn your eyes away from me,
For they have confused me;
Your hair is like a flock of goats
That have descended from Gilead.
||"Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
Which have come up from their washing,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has lost her young.
||"Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate
Behind your veil.
||"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines,
And maidens without number;
||But my dove, my perfect one, is unique:
She is her mother's only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.
The maidens saw her and called her blessed,
The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,
||`Who is this that grows like the dawn,
As beautiful as the full moon,
As pure as the sun,
As awesome as an army with banners?'
||"I went down to the orchard of nut trees
To see the blossoms of the valley,
To see whether the vine had budded
Or the pomegranates had bloomed.
||"Before I was aware, my soul set me
Over the chariots of my noble people."
||"Come back, come back, O Shulammite;
Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!"
"Why should you gaze at the Shulammite,
As at the dance of the two companies?
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