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Song of Songs 5 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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/CH5S The Bride Praises the Bridegroom

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - The Beloved
I have come to my garden, my sister, my spouse;
I have gathered my myrrh with my spice;
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;
I have drunk my wine with my milk.

(To His Friends)
Eat, O friends!
Drink, yes, drink deeply,
O beloved ones!
/CH3S The Shulamite’s Troubled Evening

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:2 - The Shulamite
I sleep, but my heart is awake;
It is the voice of my beloved!
He knocks, saying,
“Open for me, my sister, my love,
My dove, my perfect one;
For my head is covered with dew,
My locks with the drops of the night.”

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:3 - I have taken off my robe;
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet;
How can I defile them?

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:4 - My beloved put his hand
By the latch of the door,
And my heart yearned for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:5 - I arose to open for my beloved,
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
My fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the lock.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:6 - I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and was gone.
My heart leaped up when he spoke.
I sought him, but I could not find him;
I called him, but he gave me no answer.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:7 - The watchmen who went about the city found me.
They struck me, they wounded me;
The keepers of the walls
Took my veil away from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:8 - I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
That you tell him I am lovesick!

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:9 - The Daughters of Jerusalem
What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
O fairest among women?
What is your beloved
More than another beloved,
That you so charge us?

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:10 - The Shulamite
My beloved is white and ruddy,
Chief among ten thousand.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:11 - His head is like the finest gold;
His locks are wavy,
And black as a raven.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:12 - His eyes are like doves
By the rivers of waters,
Washed with milk,
And fitly set.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:13 - His cheeks are like a bed of spices,
Banks of scented herbs.
His lips are lilies,
Dripping liquid myrrh.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 - His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl.
His body is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:15 - His legs are pillars of marble
Set on bases of fine gold.
His countenance is like Lebanon,
Excellent as the cedars.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 - His mouth is most sweet,
Yes, he is altogether lovely.
This is my beloved,
And this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem!
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