1How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O #Ps. 45:13 noble daughter!
Your rounded thighs are like #Prov. 25:12 jewels,
the work of #[Prov. 8:30]a master hand.
2Your navel is a rounded bowl
that never lacks mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat,
encircled with #ch. 2:1lilies.
3 # ch. 4:5 Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle.
4Your #[ch. 4:4] neck is like an ivory tower.
Your #[ch. 5:12] eyes are pools in #Num. 21:26 Heshbon,
by the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of #ch. 4:8; See 1 Kgs. 4:33 Lebanon,
which looks toward #1 Kgs. 11:24; 2 Kgs. 5:12Damascus.
5Your head crowns you like #See Josh. 19:26 Carmel,
and your #[ch. 4:1]flowing locks are like purple;
a king is held captive in the tresses.
6 # [ch. 1:15, 16] How beautiful and #2 Sam. 1:23, 26pleasant you are,
O loved one, with all your delights!#7:6 Or among delights
7Your stature is like a palm tree,
and your breasts are like its clusters.
8I say I will climb the palm tree
and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like #[ch. 1:14; Mic. 7:1]clusters of the vine,
and the scent of your breath like apples,
9and your #[ch. 5:16]mouth#7:9 Hebrew palate like the best wine.
It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
gliding over lips and teeth.#7:9 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak, or gliding over the lips of those who sleep
10 # ch. 2:16; 6:3 I am my beloved’s,
# [Ps. 45:11] and his desire is for me.
The Bride Gives Her Love
11 # [ch. 2:10; 4:8] Come, my beloved,
let us go out into the fields
and lodge in the villages;#7:11 Or among the henna plants
12let us go out early to the vineyards
# ch. 6:11 and see whether the vines have budded,
whether #ch. 2:13, 15the grape blossoms have opened
and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
Gen. 30:14; ch. 4:13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance,
and beside our doors are all choice fruits,
# [Matt. 13:52] new as well as old,
which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.