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Song of Solomon 7American Standard Version (ASV)

How beautiful are thy [a]feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter!
Thy rounded thighs are like jewels,
The work of the hands of a skilful workman.
Thy body is like a round goblet,
Wherein no mingled wine is wanting:
Thy waist is like a heap of wheat
Set about with lilies.
Thy two breasts are like two fawns
That are twins of a roe.
Thy neck is like the tower of ivory;
Thine eyes as the pools in Heshbon,
By the gate of Bath-rabbim;
Thy nose is like the tower of Lebanon
Which looketh toward Damascus.
Thy head upon thee is like Carmel,
And the hair of thy head like purple;
The king is held captive in the tresses thereof.
How fair and how pleasant art thou,
O love, for delights!
This thy stature is like to a palm-tree,
And thy breasts to its clusters.
I said, I will climb up into the palm-tree,
I will take hold of the branches thereof:
Let thy breasts be as clusters of the vine,
And the smell of thy [b]breath like apples,
And thy [c]mouth like the best wine,
That goeth down [d]smoothly for my beloved,
[e]Gliding through the lips of those that are asleep.

10 I am my beloved’s;
And his desire is toward me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field;
Let us lodge in the villages.
12 Let us get up early to the vineyards;
Let us see whether the vine hath budded,
And [f]its blossom is open,
And the pomegranates are in flower:
There will I give thee my love.
13 The mandrakes give forth fragrance;
And [g]at our doors are all manner of precious fruits, new and old,
Which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Solomon 7:1 Or, steps
  2. Song of Solomon 7:8 Hebrew nose.
  3. Song of Solomon 7:9 Hebrew palate.
  4. Song of Solomon 7:9 Hebrew aright.
  5. Song of Solomon 7:9 Or, Causing the lips of those that are asleep to move (or, speak)
  6. Song of Solomon 7:12 Or, the tender grape appeareth
  7. Song of Solomon 7:13 Or, over
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