Song of Solomon 5:9-16

Maiden’s Praise of Her Beloved

9 {How is your beloved better than another lover}, O most beautiful among women? {How is your beloved better than another lover}, that you adjure us thus?
10 My beloved [is] radiant and {ruddy}, distinguished {among} ten thousand.
11 His head [is] gold, refined gold; his locks [are] wavy, black as a raven.
12 His eyes [are] like doves beside springs of water, bathed in milk, {set like mounted jewels}.
13 His cheeks [are] like beds of spice, a tower of fragrances; his lips [are] lilies dripping liquid myrrh.
14 His arms [are] {rods} of gold {engraved with} jewels; his belly [is] polished ivory covered with sapphires.
15 His legs [are] columns of alabaster, set on bases of gold; his appearance [is] like Lebanon, choice as {its cedars}.
16 {His mouth} [is] sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This [is] my beloved; this [is] my friend, {O young women of Jerusalem}.