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Friends of the Woman
1#SS 1:8; 5:9 Where has your beloved gone,
O fairest among women?
Where has your beloved turned aside,
that we may seek him with you?
The Woman
2#SS 5:13 My beloved has gone down to his garden,
to the beds of spices,
to feed his flock in the gardens,
and to gather lilies.
3#SS 2:16; 7:10 I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he feeds his flock among the lilies.
The Man
4#SS 6:10; Ps 48:2; 1Ki 14:17 You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love,
comely as Jerusalem,
awesome as an army with banners!
5Turn your eyes away from me,
for they overwhelm me!
Your hair is like a flock of goats
streaming down from Gilead.
6#SS 4:2 your teeth are like a flock of ewes
that have come up from the washing;
all of them bear twins; not one among them has lost its young;
7#SS 4:3 your cheeks are like halves
of a pomegranate behind your veil.
8#Ps 45:14 There are sixty queens
and eighty concubines,
and virgins without number.
9#SS 5:2; 2:14 My dove, my perfect one, is the only one,
the only one of her mother,
choice to her who bore her.
The maidens saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.
10#SS 6:4; Job 31:26 Who is this who looks forth like the dawn,
fair as the moon, radiant as the sun,
awesome as an army with banners?
11#SS 7:12 I went down to the nut orchard
to look at the blossoms of the valley,
to see whether the vines had budded,
whether the pomegranates were in bloom.
12Before I was aware, my soul set me in a chariot beside my prince.
Friends of the Woman
13#Ge 32:2 Return, return, O Shulammite!#7:1 in the Heb. text.
Return, return, that we may look upon you.
The Man
Why should you look upon the Shulammite,
as upon a dance before two armies?#Or dance of Mahanaim.