(A)How beautiful and (B)pleasant you are,
    O loved one, with all your delights![a]
Your stature is like a palm tree,
    and your breasts are like its clusters.
I say I will climb the palm tree
    and lay hold of its fruit.
Oh may your breasts be like (C)clusters of the vine,
    and the scent of your breath like apples,
and your (D)mouth[b] like the best wine.

She

It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
    gliding over lips and teeth.[c]

10 (E)I am my beloved's,
    (F)and his desire is for me.

The Bride Gives Her Love

11 (G)Come, my beloved,
    let us go out into the fields
    and lodge in the villages;[d]
12 let us go out early to the vineyards
    (H)and see whether the vines have budded,
whether (I)the grape blossoms have opened
    and the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Solomon 7:6 Or among delights
  2. Song of Solomon 7:9 Hebrew palate
  3. Song of Solomon 7:9 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate; Hebrew causing the lips of sleepers to speak, or gliding over the lips of those who sleep
  4. Song of Solomon 7:11 Or among the henna plants

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