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Song of Songs 6 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:1 - Others
Where has your beloved gone,
O most beautiful among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
that we may seek him with you?

Together in the Garden of Love

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 - She
My beloved has gone down to his garden
to the beds of spices,
to graze[fn] in the gardens
and to gather lilies.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:3 - I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;
he grazes among the lilies.

Solomon and His Bride Delight in Each Other

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:4 - He
You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awesome as an army with banners.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:5 - Turn away your eyes from me,
for they overwhelm me—
Your hair is like a flock of goats
leaping down the slopes of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:7 - Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
behind your veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:8 - There are sixty queens and eighty concubines,
and virgins without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:9 - My dove, my perfect one, is the only one,
the only one of her mother,
pure to her who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:10 - “Who is this who looks down like the dawn,
beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun,
awesome as an army with banners?”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:11 - She
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.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:12 - Before I was aware, my desire set me
among the chariots of my kinsman, a prince.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:13 - Others
[fn] Return, return, O Shulammite,
return, return, that we may look upon you.

Why should you look upon the Shulammite,
as upon a dance before two armies?[fn]
ESV Footnotes
Or to pasture his flock; also verse 3
Or chariots of Ammi-Nadib
Ch 7:1 in Hebrew
Or dance of Mahanaim

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