Song of Solomon

How beautiful are your sandaled feet, princess![a]

The curves of your thighs are like jewelry,

the handiwork of a master.

Your navel is a rounded bowl;

it never lacks mixed wine.

Your waist[b] is a mound of wheat

surrounded by lilies.

Your breasts are like two fawns,

twins of a gazelle.

Your neck is like a tower of ivory,

your eyes like pools in Heshbon

by the gate of Bath-rabbim.

Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon

looking toward Damascus.

Your head crowns you[c] like Mount Carmel,

the hair of your head like purple cloth—

a king could be held captive in your tresses.

How beautiful you are and how pleasant,

my love, with such delights!

Your stature is like a palm tree;

your breasts are clusters of fruit.

I said, “I will climb the palm tree

and take hold of its fruit.”

May your breasts be like clusters of grapes,

and the fragrance of your breath like apricots.

Your mouth[d] is like fine wine—

W flowing smoothly for my love,

gliding past my lips and teeth![e]

10 I belong to my love,

and his desire is for me.

11 Come, my love,

let’s go to the field;

let’s spend the night among the henna blossoms.[f]

12 Let’s go early to the vineyards;

let’s see if the vine has budded,

if the blossom has opened,

if the pomegranates are in bloom.

There I will give you my love.

13 The mandrakes give off a fragrance,

and at our doors is every delicacy—

new as well as old.

I have treasured them up for you, my love.

Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 7:1 Lit daughter of a nobleman or prince
  2. Song of Solomon 7:2 Or belly
  3. Song of Solomon 7:5 Lit head upon you is
  4. Song of Solomon 7:9 Lit palate
  5. Song of Solomon 7:9 LXX, Syr, Vg; MT reads past lips of sleepers
  6. Song of Solomon 7:11 Or the villages