I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk:eat , O friends;drink , yea, drink abundantly ,a O beloved.2
I sleep, but my heartwaketh : it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh , saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.3
I have put off my coat;how shall I put it on ? I have washed my feet;how shall I defile them?
My beloved put in his handby the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. b5
I rose up to open to my beloved; and my handsdropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smellingmyrrh, upon the handles of the lock.6
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone : my soulfailed when he spake : I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer .
The watchmen that went about the cityfound me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.9
What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?
My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefestc among ten thousand.11
His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy,d and black as a raven.12
His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters,washed with milk, and fitly set .
His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweetflowers:e his lips like lilies,dropping sweet smellingmyrrh.14
His hands are as goldringsset with the beryl: his belly is as brightivoryoverlaid with sapphires.15
His legs are as pillars of marble,set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon,excellent as the cedars.16
His mouthf is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.