Song of Solomon 7

How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O a noble daughter!
Your rounded thighs are like b jewels,
the work of c a master hand.
Your navel is a rounded bowl
that never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat,
encircled with d lilies.
e Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle.
Your f neck is like an ivory tower.
Your g eyes are pools in h Heshbon,
by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of i Lebanon,
which looks toward j Damascus.
Your head crowns you like k Carmel,
and your l flowing locks are like purple;
a king is held captive in the tresses.
m How beautiful and n pleasant you are,
O loved one, with all your delights!
Or among delights

Your stature is like a palm tree,
and your breasts are like its clusters.
I say I will climb the palm tree
and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like p clusters of the vine,
and the scent of your breath like apples,
and your q mouth
Hebrew palate
like the best wine.


It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
gliding over lips and teeth.
Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak

10  t I am my beloved’s,
u and his desire is for me.

The Bride Gives Her Love

11  v Come, my beloved,
let us go out into the fields
and lodge in the villages;
Or among the henna plants

12 let us go out early to the vineyards
x and see whether the vines have budded,
whether y the grape blossoms have opened
and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
13  z The mandrakes give forth fragrance,
and beside our doors are all choice fruits,
aa new as well as old,
which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.
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