Song of Solomon 6

Together in the GardenThe Friends

Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Which way has he turned? We will seek him with you.

The Bride

My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the beds of spices, to pasture [his flock] in the gardens, and to gather lilies. I belong to my beloved and [he] belongs to me; he pastures [his flock] among the lilies.

The Groom

You are beautiful, my darling, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, majestic as an army with banners. Turn your eyes away from me, for they have overcome me. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down from Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing; each has its twin, and not one [is] lost. Your brow behind your veil is like a slice of pomegranate. There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and maidens without number, but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the favorite of the mother who bore her. The maidens see her and call her blessed; the queens and concubines sing her praises.

The Friends

10  Who is this who shines like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as the stars in procession?

The Groom

11  I went down to the walnut grove to see the blossoms of the valley, to see if the vines were budding, or the pomegranates in bloom. 12  Before I realized it, my desire had set me among the chariots of my noble people.
Or chariots of Ammi-Nadib

The Friends

13  Come back, come back, O Shulammite! Come back, come back, that we may gaze upon you.

The Groom

Why do you look at the Shulammite, as on the dance of Mahanaim?
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