6 1 The Church assureth herself of the love of Christ. 3 The praises of the Church. 8 She is but one and undefiled.
1 My well-beloved is gone down into his [a]garden to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
2 I am my well-beloved’s, and my well-beloved is mine, who feedeth among the lilies.
3 Thou art beautiful, my love, as [b]Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.
4 [c]Turn away thine eyes from me: for they overcome me: thine hair is like a flock of goats, which look down from Gilead.
5 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep, which go up from the washing, which every one bring out twins, and none is barren among them.
6 Thy temples are within thy locks as a piece of a pomegranate.
7 There are [d]threescore Queens, and fourscore concubines, and of the damsels without number.
8 But my dove is alone, and my undefiled, she is the only daughter of her mother, and she is dear to her that bare her: the daughters have seen her, and counted her blessed: even the Queens and the concubines, and they have praised her.
9 [e]Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, pure as the sun, terrible as an army with banners!
10 I went down to the [f]garden of nuts, to see the fruits of the valley, to see if the vine budded, and if the pomegranates flourished.
11 [g]I knew nothing, my soul set me [h]as the chariots of my noble people.
12 Return, return, O [i]Shulamite, return: return that we may behold thee. What shall you see in the Shulamite, but as the company of an army?
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