Song of Solomon 41Behold, thou artfair, my love; behold, thou artfair; thou hastdoves’ eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. ▼
▼that...: or, that eat of, etc2Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; all of which bear twins, and none is barren among them. 3Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of pomegranate within thy locks. 4Thy neck is like the tower of David built for an armoury, on which hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men. 5Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies. 6Until the day shall break, and the shadows flee away, I will go up to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. ▼
▼break: Heb. breathe7Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee. 8Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions’ dens, from the mountains of the leopards. 9Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thy eyes, with one chain of thy neck. ▼
▼ravished: or, taken away10How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the fragrance of thy ointments than all spices! 11Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the scent of thy garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. 12A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. ▼
▼inclosed: Heb. barred, ▼
▼shut up: Heb. barred13Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; henna, with spikenard, ▼
▼camphire: or, cypress14Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: 15A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon. 16Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
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