Song of Solomon 7 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Your feet are beautiful in sandals, you daughter of a prince. Your round thighs are like jewels shaped by an artist. 1 How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman's hands.
2 Your navel is like a round drinking cup always filled with wine. Your stomach is like a pile of wheat surrounded with lilies. 2 Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies.
3 Your breasts are like two fawns, like twins of a gazelle. 3 Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. near the gate of Bath Rabbim. that looks down on Damascus. 4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus.
5 Your head is like Mount Carmel, and your hair is like purple cloth; the king is captured in its folds. 5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses.
6 You are beautiful and pleasant; my love, you are full of delights. 6 How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights!
7 You are tall like a palm tree, and your breasts are like its bunches of fruit. 7 Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit.
8 I said, "I will climb up the palm tree and take hold of its fruit." Let your breasts be like bunches of grapes, the smell of your breath like apples, 8 I said, "I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit." May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples,
9 and your mouth like the best wine. Let this wine go down sweetly for my lover; may it flow gently past the lips and teeth. 9 and your mouth like the best wine. May the wine go straight to my lover, flowing gently over lips and teeth.
10 I belong to my lover, and he desires only me. 10 I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me.
11 Come, my lover, let's go out into the country and spend the night in the fields. 11 Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages.
12 Let's go early to the vineyards and see if the buds are on the vines. Let's see if the blossoms have already opened and if the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love. 12 Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom-- there I will give you my love.
13 The mandrake flowers give their sweet smell, and all the best fruits are at our gates. I have saved them for you, my lover, the old delights and the new. 13 The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover.