16 My beloved is mine and I am his;z
he browses among the lilies.a
and the shadows flee,b
turn, my beloved,c
and be like a gazelle
or like a young stagd
I lookedf for the one my heart loves;
I looked for him but did not find him.
through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
So I looked for him but did not find him.
as they made their rounds in the city.g
“Have you seen the one my heart loves?”
when I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and would not let him go
till I had brought him to my mother’s house,h
to the room of the one who conceived me.i
5 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge youj
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires.k
6 Who is this coming up from the wildernessl
like a column of smoke,
perfumed with myrrhm and incense
made from all the spicesn of the merchant?
escorted by sixty warriors,o
the noblest of Israel,
all experienced in battle,
each with his sword at his side,
prepared for the terrors of the night.p
he made it of wood from Lebanon.
its base of gold.
Its seat was upholstered with purple,
its interior inlaid with love.
and look, you daughters of Zion.q
Looka on King Solomon wearing a crown,
the crown with which his mother crowned him
on the day of his wedding,
the day his heart rejoiced.r
Or the hills of Bether
Or interior lovingly inlaid / by the daughters of Jerusalem. / 11Come out, you daughters of Zion, / and look