Song of Songs 4New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
The king says to the Shulammite woman
4 “You are so beautiful, my love! So beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. Your hair flows like a flock of black goats coming down from the hills of Gilead. 2 Your teeth are as clean as a flock of sheep. Their wool has just been clipped. They have just come up from being washed. Each of your teeth has its twin. Not one of them is alone. 3 Your lips are like a bright red ribbon. Your mouth is so lovely. Your cheeks behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate. 4 Your neck is strong and beautiful like the tower of David. That tower is built with rows of stones. A thousand shields are hanging on it. All of them belong to mighty soldiers. 5 Your breasts are lovely. They are like two young antelopes that eat among the lilies. 6 I will go to the mountain of myrrh. I’ll go to the hill of incense. I’ll stay there until the day begins and the shadows fade away. 7 Every part of you is so beautiful, my love. There is no flaw in you.
8 “Come with me from Lebanon, my bride. Come with me from Lebanon. Come down from the top of Mount Amana. Come down from the top of Senir. Come to me from the peak of Mount Hermon. Leave the dens where the lions live. Leave the places in the mountains where the leopards stay. 9 My bride, you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes. My sister, you have stolen my heart with one jewel in your necklace. 10 My bride, your love is so delightful. My sister, your love makes me happier than wine does. Your perfume smells better than any spice. 11 Your lips are as sweet as honey, my bride. Milk and honey are under your tongue. Your clothes smell like the cedar trees in Lebanon. 12 My bride, you are like a garden that is locked up. My sister, you are like a spring of water that has a fence around it. You are like a fountain that is sealed up. 13 You are like trees whose branches are loaded with pomegranates, fine fruits, henna and nard, 14 with nard and saffron, cane and cinnamon. You are like every kind of incense tree. You have myrrh, aloes and all the finest spices. 15 You are like a fountain in a garden. You are like a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon.”
The woman says
16 “Wake up, north wind! Come, south wind! Blow on my garden. Then its sweet smell will spread everywhere. Let my love come into his garden. Let him taste its fine fruits.”
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 to the best Bible Gateway experience! With Bible Gateway Plus, you gain instant access to a digital Bible study library, including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the New Bible Commentary. Try it free for 30 days!