How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess! # 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 waist # Or 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 the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking toward Damascus.
5Your head crowns you # 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 # Lit palate is like fine wine # Sg 5:16 —
flowing smoothly for my love,
gliding past my lips and teeth! # LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads past lips of sleepers
10I belong to my love,
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. # 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 love.
13The mandrakes # Gn 30:14-16 give off a fragrance,
and at our doors is every delicacy —
new as well as old.
I have treasured them up for you, my love.