1How beautiful are thy feet in sandals, O prince's daughter! Thy graceful legs are like jewels, ma'aseh yedei amon (the work of the hands of an artist, see Prov 8:30). 2(7:3) Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not wine: thy waist is like a mound of chittim (wheat) encircled by shoshanim (lilies). 3(7:4) Thy two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a gazelle. 4(7:5) Thy tzavar (neck) is like a migdal of ivory; thine eyes like the pools of Cheshbon, by the sha'ar (gate) of Bat-Rabbim; thy nose is like the migdal of the Levanon which looketh toward Damascus. 5(7:6) Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like royal tapestry; Melech is held captive in its tresses. 6(7:7) How fair and how pleasant art thou, O Ahavah, for delights! 7(7:8) This thy stature is like a tamar (palm tree), and thy breasts eshkolot (clusters [of fruit]). 8(7:9) I said, I will climb up to the tamar, I will take hold of the branches thereof; now also thy breasts shall be as eshkelot hagefen (clusters of the vine), and the scent of thy breath like apples; 9(7:10) And the roof of thy mouth like the best yayin of dodi (my beloved), that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak. 10(7:11) I am my beloved's, and to me goeth forth his teshukah (desire). 11(7:12) Come, dodi (my beloved), let us go forth into the sadeh; let us lodge in the villages. 12(7:13) Let us get up early to the kramim (vineyards); let us see if the gefen budded, whether the tender grape appears, and the pomegranates bloom; there will I give thee my love. 13(7:14) The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our doors are all manner of pleasant fruits, chadashim (new ones) and yeshanim (old ones), which I have stored up and kept for thee, O dodi (my beloved). [T.N. Just as there are different classes of women in the harem-so there are different residences in the book of Esther, for the malkah, for the pilegesh and for the almah or betulah; cf Song 6:8 and Esther chp 2.]
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