Song of Solomon 6International Children’s Bible (ICB)
The Friends Speak to the Woman
6 Where has your lover gone, most beautiful of women? Which way did your lover turn? We will look for him with you.
The Woman Answers the Friends
2 My lover has gone down to his garden. He has gone to the garden beds of spices to feed in the gardens and to gather lilies. 3 I belong to my lover. And my lover belongs to me. He feeds among the lilies.
The Man Speaks to the Woman
4 My darling, you are as beautiful as the city of Tirzah. You are as lovely as the city of Jerusalem. You are as wonderful as an army flying flags. 5 Turn your eyes from me. They excite me too much! Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead. 6 Your teeth are white like sheep just coming from their bath. Each one has a twin. None of them is alone. 7 Your cheeks behind your veil are like slices of a pomegranate. 8 There may be 60 queens and 80 slave women and so many girls you cannot count them. 9 But there is only one like my dove, my perfect one. She is her mother’s only daughter, the brightest of the one who gave her birth. The young women saw her and called her happy. The queens and the slave women also praised her.
The Young Women Praise the Woman
10 Who is that young woman? She shines out like the dawn. She’s as pretty as the moon. She’s as bright as the sun. And she’s as wonderful as an army flying flags.
The Man Speaks
11 I went down into the orchard of nut trees. I went to see the blossoms of the valley. I went to look for buds on the vines, to see if the pomegranate trees had bloomed. 12 My desire for you makes me feel like a prince in a chariot.
The Friends Call to the Woman
13 Come back, come back, woman of Shulam. Come back, come back, so we may look at you!
The Woman Answers the Friends
Why do you want to look at the woman of Shulam as you would at the dance of two groups?
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.