Song of Solomon 61Y : Where has your love gone, most beautiful of women?
Which way has he ▼
▼Lit your loveturned?
We will seek him with you.
2 W : My love has gone down to his garden b
to beds of spice c
to feed in the gardens d
and gather lilies. e
3 I am my love’s and my love is mine; f
he feeds among the lilies.
4 M : You are as beautiful as Tirzah ▼
▼= a mountain city in Manassehmy darling,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners. h
5 Turn your eyes away from me,
for they captivate me. i
Your hair is like a flock of goats
streaming down from Gilead. j
6 Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
coming up from washing,
each one having a twin,
and not one missing. ▼
▼Lit and no one bereaved among them, l
7 Behind your veil m
your brow ▼
▼Or temple, or cheek, or lipsis like a slice of pomegranate.
8 There are 60 queens
and 80 concubines o
and young women ▼ without number.
9 But my dove q my virtuous one, is unique; r
she is the favorite of her mother,
perfect to the one who gave her birth.
Women see her and declare her fortunate; s
queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:
10 Y : ▼Who is this ▼
▼In Hb, the word for “this” is feminine., v who shines like the dawn –
as beautiful as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners? w
11 W : I came down to the walnut grove
to see the blossoms of the valley,
to see if the vines were budding x
and the pomegranates blooming.
12 Before I knew it,
my desire put me
among the chariots of my noble people. ▼
▼Or of Amminadib, or of my people of a prince; Hb obscure
▼Sg 7:1 in HbY : Come back, come back, Shulammite! ▼
▼Or the peaceable one, ▼
▼Perhaps an inhabitant of the town of Shunem, or a feminine form of Solomon’s name
Come back, come back, that we may look at you!
M : Why are you looking at the Shulammite,
as you look at the dance ac of the two camps? ▼
▼Or dance of Mahanaim, ae
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