Song of Solomon 5
The Torment of Separation1 ▼
▼ BRIDEGROOM“I have b come into my garden c my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my d myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb ▼
▼ Lit withand my f honey;
I have g drunk my wine ▼
▼ Lit withand my milk.
Eat i friends;
Drink and ▼
▼ Or become drunkimbibe deeply, O lovers.”
▼ BRIDE“I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
‘Open to me, l my sister, my darling,
m My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is ▼
▼ Lit filleddrenched with dew,
My o locks with the ▼
▼ Lit dropsdamp of the night.’
3“I have q taken off my dress,
How can I put it on again?
I have r washed my feet,
How can I dirty them again?
4“My beloved extended his hand through the opening,
And my ▼
▼ Lit bowels, t feelings were aroused for him.
5“I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands u dripped with myrrh,
And my fingers with ▼
▼ Lit passingliquid myrrh,
On the handles of the bolt.
6“I opened to my beloved,
But my beloved had w turned away and had gone!
▼ Lit soulheart went out to him as he y spoke.
I z searched for him but I did not find him;
I aa called him but he did not answer me.
7“The ab watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
They struck me and wounded me;
The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.
8“I ac adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
As to what you will tell him:
For ad I am lovesick.”
▼ CHORUS, ▼
▼ Or What is your beloved more than another beloved“What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O ag most beautiful among women?
▼ Or What is your beloved more than another belovedWhat kind of beloved is your beloved,
That thus you adjure us?”
Admiration by the Bride10 ▼
▼ BRIDE“My beloved is dazzling and aj ruddy,
▼ Lit Lifted up banner, al Outstanding among ten thousand.
11“His head is like gold, pure gold;
His am locks are like clusters of dates
And black as a raven.
12“His an eyes are like doves
Beside streams of water,
Bathed in milk,
▼ Lit sitting uponreposed in their ap setting.
13“His cheeks are like a aq bed of balsam,
Banks of sweet-scented herbs;
His lips are ar lilies
as Dripping with liquid myrrh.
14“His hands are rods of gold
Set with at beryl;
His abdomen is carved ivory
Inlaid with ▼
▼ Lit lapis lazuli, av sapphires.
15“His legs are pillars of alabaster
Set on pedestals of pure gold;
His appearance is like aw Lebanon
Choice as the ax cedars.
▼ Lit palate, az mouth is full of sweetness.
And he is wholly ba desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.”
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