Chapter 6

Mutual Delight in Each Other

11aWhere has your beloved gone,

O bmost beautiful among women?

Where has your beloved turned,

That we may seek him with you?”

21My beloved has gone down to his agarden,

To the bbeds of balsam,

To cpasture his flock in the gardens

And gather dlilies.

3 “aI am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine,

He who bpastures his flock among the lilies.

41aYou are as beautiful as bTirzah, my darling,

As clovely as dJerusalem,

As eawesome as 2an army with banners.

5 “Turn your eyes away from me,

For they have confused me;

aYour hair is like a flock of goats

That have descended from Gilead.

6 “aYour teeth are like a flock of ewes

Which have come up from their washing,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has 1lost her young.

7 “aYour temples are like a slice of a pomegranate

Behind your veil.

8 “There are sixty aqueens and eighty concubines,

And 1bmaidens without number;

9 But amy dove, my perfect one, is 1unique:

She is her mother’s 1only daughter;

She is the pure child of the one who bore her.

The 2bmaidens saw her and called her blessed,

The cqueens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,

10 ‘Who is this that 1grows like the dawn,

As beautiful as the full amoon,

As pure bas the sun,

As cawesome as 2an army with banners?’

11 “I went down to the orchard of nut trees

To see the blossoms of the valley,

To see whether athe vine had budded

Or the bpomegranates had bloomed.

12 “Before I was aware, my soul set me

Over the chariots of 1my noble people.”

131, 2Come back, come back, O Shulammite;

Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!”

3Why should you gaze at the Shulammite,

As at the adance of 4bthe two companies?


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