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Song of Songs 5 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Torment of Separation

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - [fn]I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb [fn]and my honey;
I have drunk my wine [fn]and my milk.
Eat, friends;
Drink and [fn]imbibe deeply, O lovers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 - [fn]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 [fn]damp 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 [fn]feelings were aroused for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - “I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
And my fingers with [fn]liquid 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 guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 - “I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
As to what you will tell him:
For I am lovesick.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 - [fn][fn]What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
[fn]What kind of beloved is your beloved,
That thus you adjure us?”

Admiration by the Bride

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 - [fn]My beloved is dazzling and ruddy,
[fn]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 [fn]reposed in their setting.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:13 - “His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
Banks of sweet-scented herbs;
His lips are lilies
Dripping with liquid myrrh.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 - “His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl;
His abdomen is carved ivory
Inlaid with [fn]sapphires.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:15 - “His legs 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,
O daughters of Jerusalem.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: with
Or, become drunk
Literally: filled
Literally: drops
Literally: bowels
Literally: passing
Literally: soul
Or, What is your beloved more than another beloved
Literally: Lifted up banner
Literally: sitting upon
Literally: lapis lazuli
Literally: palate

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