"a1Where has your belovedgone, O 2most beautiful among women? Where has your belovedturned, That we may seek him with you?"
"bMy beloved has gonedown to his 3garden, To the 4beds of balsam, To 5pasture his flock in the gardens And gather6lilies.
"7I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, He who 8pastures his flock among the lilies."
"c9You are as beautiful as 10Tirzah, my darling, As 11lovely as 12Jerusalem, As 13awesome as dan army with banners.
5"Turn your eyesaway from me, For they have confused me; 14Your hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Gilead.
"15Your teeth are like a flock of ewesWhich have come up from their washing, All of whichbeartwins, And not one among them has elost her young.
"16Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranateBehind your veil.
8"There are sixty17queens and eightyconcubines, And f18maidenswithoutnumber;
But 19my dove, my perfectone, is gunique: She is her mother'shonly daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her. The i20maidenssaw her and called her blessed, The 21queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,
10'Who is this that jgrowslike the dawn, As beautiful as the full22moon, As pure23as the sun, As 24awesome as kan army with banners?'
"I wentdown to the orchard of nuttrees To see the blossoms of the valley, To see whether 25the vine had budded Or the 26pomegranates had bloomed.
"Before I was aware, my soulset me Over the chariots of lmy noblepeople."
"mnComeback, comeback, O Shulammite; Comeback, comeback, that we may gaze at you!" "oWhy should you gaze at the Shulammite, As at the 27dance of p28 the two companies?