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2How beautiful you are!
Your dhair is like a flock of goats
That have descended from Mount eGilead.
2 “Your ateeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes
Which have come up from their washing,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has 1lost her young.
3 “Your lips are like a ascarlet thread,
And your bmouth is lovely.
Your ctemples are like a slice of a pomegranate
Behind your veil.
4 “Your aneck is like the tower of David,
Built 1with rows of stones
On which are bhung a thousand shields,
All the round cshields of the mighty men.
5 “Your atwo breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle
Which bfeed among the lilies.
When the shadows flee away,
I will go my way to the mountain of bmyrrh
And to the hill of bfrankincense.
7 “aYou are altogether beautiful, my darling,
And there is no blemish in you.
May you come with me from Lebanon.
From the summit of dSenir and Hermon,
From the dens of lions,
From the mountains of leopards.
9 “You have made my heart beat faster, amy sister, my bride;
You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,
With a single strand of your bnecklace.
10 “aHow beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much bbetter is your love than wine,
And the cfragrance of your oils
Than all kinds of 1spices!
Honey and milk are under your tongue,
And the fragrance of your garments is like the cfragrance of Lebanon.
With all the trees of cfrankincense,
And streams flowing from Lebanon.”
16 “1Awake, O north wind,
And come, wind of the south;
Make my agarden breathe out fragrance,
May bmy beloved come into his garden
And eat its cchoice fruits!”
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