1 How beautiful you are, my darling. How very beautiful! Behind your veil,a your eyes are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead.
References for Song of Songs 4:1
    • a 4:1 - Sg 1:15
      2 Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn [sheep] coming up from washing, each one having a twin, and not one missing.bc
      References for Song of Songs 4:2
        • b 4:2 - Lit and no one bereaved among them
        • c 4:2 - Sg 6:6
          3 Your lips are like a scarlet cord,d and your mouthe is lovely. Behind your veil, your browf is like a slice of pomegranate.g
          References for Song of Songs 4:3
            • d 4:3 - Jos 2:18
            • e 4:3 - Or speech
            • f 4:3 - Or temple, or cheek, or lips
            • g 4:3 - Sg 6:7
              4 Your neck is like the tower of David,h constructed in layers. A thousand bucklers are hung on it- all of them shields of warriors.i
              References for Song of Songs 4:4
                • h 4:4 - Sg 7:4
                • i 4:4 - The imagery in this v. may have been suggested by the woman's necklace.
                  5 Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle,j that feed among the lilies.
                  References for Song of Songs 4:5
                    • j 4:5 - Sg 7:3
                      6 Before the day breaksk and the shadows flee,l I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense.m
                      References for Song of Songs 4:6
                        • k 4:6 - Lit breathes
                        • l 4:6 - Sg 2:17
                        • m 4:6 - Sg 3:6; 4:14
                          7 You are absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you.
                          8 Come with me from Lebanon,n my bride- with me from Lebanon! Descend from the peak of Amana, from the summit of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of the lions, from the mountains of the leopards.
                          References for Song of Songs 4:8
                            • n 4:8 - The Hb word for Lebanon is similar to the word for frankincense; Sg 4:6,14,15.
                              9 You have captured my heart, my sister,o my bride. You have captured my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.
                              References for Song of Songs 4:9
                                • o 4:9 - A term of endearment; Pr 7:4
                                  10 How delightful your love is, my sister, my bride. Your love is much better than wine,p and the fragrance of your perfume than any balsam.
                                  References for Song of Songs 4:10
                                      11 Your lips drip [sweetness like] the honeycomb, my bride.q Honey and milkr are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
                                      References for Song of Songs 4:11
                                        • q 4:11 - Pr 5:3
                                        • r 4:11 - Ex 3:8,17; Nm 14:8; 16:13,14
                                          12 My sister, my bride, [you are] a locked garden- a locked gardens and a sealed spring.t
                                          References for Song of Songs 4:12
                                            • s 4:12 - Other Hb mss read locked fountain
                                            • t 4:12 - 1 Kg 21:8; Est 8:10; Jb 9:7
                                              13 Your branches are a paradiseu of pomegranates with choicest fruits,v henna with nard-
                                              References for Song of Songs 4:13
                                                • u 4:13 - Or park, or orchard
                                                • v 4:13 - Sg 7:13
                                                  14 nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all the best spices.
                                                  15 [You are] a garden spring, a well of flowing waterw streaming from Lebanon.
                                                  References for Song of Songs 4:15
                                                    • w 4:15 - Gn 26:19; Lv 14:5; Jr 2:13


                                                      16 Awaken,x north wind- come, south wind. Blow on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my love come to his garden and eat its choicest fruits.y
                                                      References for Song of Songs 4:16
                                                        • x 4:16 - Sg 2:7; 3:5; 8:4
                                                        • y 4:16 - Sg 7:13