Song of Solomon 7Lexham English Bible (LEB)
Solomon’s Praise of His Dancing Maiden
7 How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O royal princess!
The curves of your thighs are like jewels,
the work of the hands of a craftsman.
2 Your navel is a round wine-mixing bowl
that does not lack mixed wine!
Your belly is a heap of wheat
encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck is like a tower of ivory;
your eyes are pools in Heshbon at the gate of Beth Rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
looking out over Damascus.
5 Your head crowns you like Carmel;
the flowing locks of your head are like purple tapestry;
a king is held captive in the tresses!
6 How beautiful you are and how pleasant,
O loved one in the delights!
7 Your stature is like the palm tree,
and your breasts are like clusters.
8 I say, “I will climb up the palm tree;
I will lay hold of its fruit clusters.”
Let your breasts be pleasing like clusters of the vine
and the scent of your breath like the apples.
9 Your palate is like the best wine that goes down for my beloved,
smoothly gliding over my lips and teeth.
Mutual Possession Refrain
10 I belong to my beloved,
and he desires me!
Rendezvous in the Countryside
11 Come, my beloved, let us go out to the countryside;
let us spend the night in the villages.
12 Let us rise early to go to the vineyards;
let us see whether the vine has budded,
whether the grape blossom has opened,
and whether the pomegranates are in bloom;
there I will give my love to you.
13 The mandrakes give off their fragrance,
and over our doorway is every kind of delicious fruit;
both fresh and dried fruit I have stored up for you, O my beloved.