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Song of Solomon 6Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Young Women

Where has your love gone,
most beautiful of women?
Which way has he[a] turned?
We will seek him with you.

Woman

My love has gone down to his garden,
to beds of spice,
to feed in the gardens
and gather lilies.
I am my love’s and my love is mine;
he feeds among the lilies.

Man

You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners.
Turn your eyes away from me,
for they captivate me.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
streaming down from Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
coming up from washing,
each one having a twin,
and not one missing.[b]
Behind your veil,
your brow[c] is like a slice of pomegranate.
There are sixty queens
and eighty concubines
and young women[d] without number.
But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique;
she is the favorite of her mother,
perfect to the one who gave her birth.
Women see her and declare her fortunate;
queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:
10 Who is this who shines like the dawn,
as beautiful as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners?

Woman

11 I came down to the walnut grove
to see the blossoms of the valley,
to see if the vines were budding
and the pomegranates blooming.
12 I didn’t know what was happening to me.
I felt like I was
in a chariot with a nobleman.[e]

Young Women

13 Come back, come back, Shulammite![f]
Come back, come back, that we may look at you!

Man

How you gaze at the Shulammite,
as you look at the dance of the two camps![g]

Footnotes:

  1. 6:1 Lit your love
  2. 6:6 Lit and no one bereaved among them
  3. 6:7 Or temple, or cheek, or lips
  4. 6:8 Or and virgins; Sg 1:3
  5. 6:12 Hb obscure
  6. 6:13 Or the perfect one, or the peaceable one
  7. 6:13 Or dance of Mahanaim
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