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Song of Songs 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:1 - He: How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from the hills of Gilead.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 - Your teeth are like a flock of sheep just shorn, coming up from the washing. Each has its twin; not one of them is alone.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:3 - Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:4 - Your neck is like the tower of David, built with courses of stone[fn]; on it hang a thousand shields, all of them shields of warriors.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:5 - Your breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:6 - Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:7 - You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 - Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions’ dens and the mountain haunts of leopards.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:9 - You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:13 - Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard,

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:14 - nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:15 - You are[fn] a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:16 - She: Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
NIV Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
Or I am (spoken by She)
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