Admiration by the Bridegroom

[a]How beautiful are your [b]feet in sandals,
O [c](A)prince’s daughter!
The curves of your hips are like [d]jewels,
The work of the hands of an artist.
“Your navel is like a round goblet
Which never lacks mixed wine;
Your belly is like a heap of wheat
Fenced about with lilies.
“Your (B)two breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle.
“Your (C)neck is like a tower of ivory,
Your eyes like the pools in (D)Heshbon
By the gate of Bath-rabbim;
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon,
Which faces toward Damascus.
“Your head [e]crowns you like (E)Carmel,
And the flowing locks of your head are like purple threads;
The king is captivated by your tresses.
“How (F)beautiful and how delightful you are,
[f]My love, with all your charms!
[g]Your stature is like a palm tree,
And your breasts are like its clusters.
“I said, ‘I will climb the palm tree,
I will take hold of its fruit stalks.’
Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
And the fragrance of your [h]breath like [i](G)apples,
And your [j](H)mouth like the best wine!”

[k]It (I)goes down smoothly for my beloved,
Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.

The Union of Love

10 (J)I am my beloved’s,
And his (K)desire is for me.
11 “Come, my beloved, let us go out into the [l]country,
Let us spend the night in the villages.
12 “Let us rise early and go to the vineyards;
Let us (L)see whether the vine has budded
And its blossoms have opened,
And whether the pomegranates have bloomed.
There I will give you my love.
13 “The (M)mandrakes have given forth fragrance;
And over our doors are all (N)choice fruits,
Both new and old,
Which I have saved up for you, my beloved.


  1. Song of Solomon 7:1 Ch 7:2 in Heb
  2. Song of Solomon 7:1 Lit footsteps
  3. Song of Solomon 7:1 Or nobleman’s
  4. Song of Solomon 7:1 Or ornaments
  5. Song of Solomon 7:5 Lit is upon
  6. Song of Solomon 7:6 Or With love among your delights
  7. Song of Solomon 7:7 Lit This stature of yours
  8. Song of Solomon 7:8 Lit nose
  9. Song of Solomon 7:8 Or apricots
  10. Song of Solomon 7:9 Lit palate
  11. Song of Solomon 7:9 BRIDE
  12. Song of Solomon 7:11 Lit field