Song of Solomon 5 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My bride, my sister, I will come to my garden. I will gather my myrrh with my spice. I will eat my honeycomb with my honey. I will drink my wine with my milk. Eat, my friends! Drink and become intoxicated with expressions of love! 1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, O friends, and drink; drink your fill, O lovers.
2 I sleep, but my mind is awake. Listen! My beloved is knocking. Open to me, my true love, my sister, my dove, my perfect one. My head is wet with dew, my hair with the dewdrops of night. 2 I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My lover is knocking: "Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."
3 I have taken off my clothes! Why should I put them on [again]? I have washed my feet! Why should I get them dirty [again]? 3 I have taken off my robe-- must I put it on again? I have washed my feet-- must I soil them again?
4 My beloved put his hand through the keyhole. My heart throbbed for him. 4 My lover thrust his hand through the latch-opening; my heart began to pound for him.
5 I got up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, and my fingers were drenched with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock. 5 I arose to open for my lover, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with flowing myrrh, on the handles of the lock.
6 I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away. He was gone! I almost died when he left. I looked for him, but I did not find him. I called for him, but he did not answer me. 6 I opened for my lover, but my lover had left; he was gone. My heart sank at his departure. I looked for him but did not find him. I called him but he did not answer.
7 The watchmen making their rounds in the city found me. They struck me! They wounded me! Those watchmen on the walls took my robe from me! 7 The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. They beat me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls!
8 Young women of Jerusalem, swear to me that if you find my beloved you will tell him I am hopelessly lovesick. 8 O daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you-- if you find my lover, what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love.
9 Most beautiful of women, what makes your beloved better than any other beloved? What makes your beloved better than any other beloved that you make us swear this way? 9 How is your beloved better than others, most beautiful of women? How is your beloved better than others, that you charge us so?
10 My beloved is dazzling yet ruddy. He stands out among 10,000 men. 10 My lover is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.
11 His head is the finest gold. His hair is wavy, black as a raven. 11 His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.
12 His eyes are set like doves bathing in milk. 12 His eyes are like doves by the water streams, washed in milk, mounted like jewels.
13 His cheeks are like a garden of spices, a garden that produces scented herbs. His lips are lilies that drip with myrrh. 13 His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh.
14 His hands are disks of gold set with emerald. His chest is a block of ivory covered with sapphires. 14 His arms are rods of gold set with chrysolite. His body is like polished ivory decorated with sapphires.
15 His legs are columns of marble set on bases of pure gold. His form is like Lebanon, choice as the cedars. 15 His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars.
16 His mouth is sweet in every way. Everything about him is desirable! This is my beloved, and this is my friend, young women of Jerusalem. 16 His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my lover, this my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.