Song of Songs 7

Song of Songs 7

1How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess!#7:1 Lit daughter of a nobleman, or prince#Ps 45:13
The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,
the handiwork of a master.
2Your navel is a rounded bowl;
it never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a mound of wheat
surrounded by lilies.
3Your breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle.#Sg 4:5
4Your neck is like a tower of ivory,#Sg 4:4
your eyes like pools in Heshbon
by Bath-rabbim’s gate.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.
5Your head crowns you#7:5 Lit head upon you is like Mount Carmel,
the hair of your head like purple cloth —
a king could be held captive#Sg 4:9 in your tresses.
6How beautiful you are and how pleasant,#Sg 1:15–16
my love, with such delights!
7Your stature is like a palm tree;
your breasts are clusters of fruit.
8I said, “I will climb the palm tree
and take hold of its fruit.”#Pr 5:19
May your breasts be like clusters of grapes,
and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.#Sg 2:3
9Your mouth#7:9 Lit palate is like fine wine#Sg 5:16  —
flowing smoothly for my love,
gliding past my lips and teeth!#7:9 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads past lips of sleepers
10I am my love’s,
and his desire#Gn 3:16; 4:7 is for me.#Sg 2:16; 6:3; 8:6
11Come, my love,
let’s go to the field;
let’s spend the night among the henna blossoms.#7:11 Or the villages
12Let’s go early to the vineyards;
let’s see if the vine has budded,
if the blossom has opened,
if the pomegranates are in bloom.#Sg 6:11
There I will give you my caresses.
13The mandrakes#Gn 30:14–16 give off a fragrance,
and at our doors is every delicacy,
both new and old.
I have treasured them up for you, my love.

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