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Song of Songs 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Solomon Praises the Beauty of His Bride

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[fn]Behold, you are beautiful, my darling,

Behold, you are beautiful!

Your eyes are like doves behind your veil;

Your hair is like a flock of goats

That have leapt down from Mount Gilead.

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“Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes

Which have come up from their washing,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has [fn]lost her young.

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“Your lips are like a scarlet thread,

And your mouth is lovely.

Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate

Behind your veil.

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“Your neck is like the tower of David,

Built [fn]with rows of stones

On which are hung one thousand shields,

All the small shields of the mighty men.

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“Your two breasts are like two fawns,

Twins of a gazelle

Which [fn]feed among the lilies.

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“Until the day breathes

And the shadows flee,

I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh

And to the hill of frankincense.

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“You are altogether beautiful, my darling,

And there is no blemish in you.

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Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,

May you come with me from Lebanon.

[fn]Journey down from the top of Amana,

From the top of Senir and Hermon,

From the dens of lions,

From the mountains of leopards.

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“You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride;

You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,

With a single strand of your necklace.

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“How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride!

How much better is your love than wine,

And the fragrance of your oils

Than all kinds of [fn]spices!

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“Your lips, my bride, drip honey from the comb;

Honey and milk are under your tongue,

And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

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“A garden locked is my sister, my bride,

A [fn]rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.

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“Your shoots are [fn]an orchard of pomegranates

With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,

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Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,

With all the trees of frankincense,

Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest [fn]spices.

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You are a garden spring,

A well of [fn]fresh water,

And streams flowing from Lebanon.”

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[fn]Awake, O north wind,

And come, wind of the south;

Make my garden breathe out fragrance,

Let its [fn]spices flow forth.

May my beloved come into his garden

And eat its choice fruits!”

LSB Footnotes
Or miscarried
Or for an arsenal
Lit shepherd, cf. Song 1:7, 8; 2:16; 6:2
Or Look
Or balsam odors
Lit stone heap
Or a park, a paradise
Or balsam odors
Lit living
Or balsam odors

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