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Song of Songs 5 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Torment of Separation

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - The Groom
“I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;
I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Eat, friends;
Drink and [fn]drink deeply, lovers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 - The Bride
“I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,
My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is [fn]drenched with dew,
My locks with the dew drops of the night.’
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:3 - “I have taken off my dress,
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet,
How can I dirty them again?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 - “My beloved extended his hand through the opening,
And my feelings were stirred for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - “I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
And my fingers with drops of myrrh,
On the handles of the bolt.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:6 - “I opened to my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and had gone!
My [fn]heart went out to him as he spoke.
I searched for him but I did not find him;
I called him but he did not answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:7 - “The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
They struck me and wounded me;
The guards of the walls took my shawl away from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 - “Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
As to what you will tell him:
For I am lovesick.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 - The Chorus
[fn]What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
[fn]What kind of beloved is your beloved,
That you make us swear in this way?”

Admiration by the Bride

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 - The Bride
“My beloved is dazzling and [fn]reddish,
Outstanding among ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:11 - “His head is like gold, pure gold;
His locks are like clusters of dates
And black as a raven.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:12 - “His eyes are like doves
Beside streams of water,
Bathed in milk,
And perched in their setting.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:13 - “His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
[fn]Banks of herbal spices;
His lips are lilies
Dripping with drops of myrrh.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 - “His hands are rods of gold
Set with topaz;
His abdomen is panels of ivory
Covered with [fn]sapphires.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:15 - “His thighs are pillars of alabaster
Set on pedestals of pure gold;
His appearance is like Lebanon,
Choice as the cedars.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 - “His [fn]mouth is full of sweetness.
And he is wholly desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
You daughters of Jerusalem.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Or become drunk
Lit filled
Lit soul
Or What is your beloved more than another beloved
Or What is your beloved more than another beloved
I.e., of reddish hair or skin
Lit Towers
Lit lapis lazuli
Lit palate

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