O bmost beautiful among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
That we may seek him with you?”
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.”
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,
She is her mother’s 1only daughter;
She is the pure child of the one who bore her.
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,
To see the blossoms of the valley,
To see whether athe vine had budded
Or the bpomegranates had bloomed.
Over the chariots of 1my noble people.”
Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!”
“3Why should you gaze at the Shulammite,
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