Song of Solomon 4 ESV

Solomon Admires His Bride's Beauty

1 Behold, 1you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! 2Your eyes are doves 3behind your veil. 4Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down 5the slopes of Gilead.

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2 Your 6teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes that have come up from the washing, all of which bear twins, and not one among them has lost its young.

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3 Your lips are like 7a scarlet thread, and your mouth is 8lovely. Your 9cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate 10behind your veil.

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      4 Your 11neck is like the tower of David, built in 12rows of stone;a on it 13hang a thousand shields, all of 14them shields of warriors.

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        • k 4:4 - The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain
          5 Your 15two breasts are like two 16fawns, twins of a gazelle, that 17graze among the lilies.

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          6 18Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, I will go away to the mountain of 19myrrh and the hill of 20frankincense.

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              7 21You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no 22flaw in you.

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              8 23Come with me from 24Lebanon, my 25bride; come with me from 26Lebanon. Departb from the peak of Amana, from the peak of 27Senir and 28Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountains of leopards.

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                • l 4:8 - Or Look
                  9 You have captivated my heart, my 29sister, my bride; you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one 30jewel of your necklace.

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                  10 How beautiful is your love, my 31sister, my bride! How much 32better is your love than wine, and 33the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

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                      11 Your 34lips drip nectar, my bride; 35honey and milk are under your tongue; the fragrance of your garments is 36like the fragrance of 37Lebanon.

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                          12 A garden locked is my 38sister, my bride, a spring locked, 39a fountain 40sealed.

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                              13 Your shoots are 41an orchard of pomegranates with all 42choicest fruits, 43henna with 44nard,

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                              14 nard and saffron, 45calamus and 46cinnamon, with all trees of 47frankincense, 48myrrh and 49aloes, with all 50choice spices--

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                                  15 a garden fountain, a well of 51living water, and flowing streams from 52Lebanon.

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                                      16 Awake, O north wind, and come, O south wind! Blow upon my 53garden, let its spices flow.54Let my beloved come to his 55garden, and eat its 56choicest fruits.

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