Song of Solomon 6
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1"Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, That we may seek him with you?"1Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?
2"My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To pasture his flock in the gardens And gather lilies.2My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies.
3"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine, He who pastures his flock among the lilies."3I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine; he grazes among the lilies.
4"You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem, As awesome as an army with banners.4You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners.
5"Turn your eyes away from me, For they have confused me; Your hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Gilead.5Turn away your eyes from me, for they overwhelm me— Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.
6"Your teeth are like a flock of ewes Which have come up from their washing, All of which bear twins, And not one among them has lost her young.6Your teeth are like a flock of ewes that have come up from the washing; all of them bear twins; not one among them has lost its young.
7"Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.7Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate behind your veil.
8"There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, And maidens without number;8There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.
9But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother's only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her. The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,9My dove, my perfect one, is the only one, the only one of her mother, pure to her who bore her. The young women saw her and called her blessed; the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.
10'Who is this that grows like the dawn, As beautiful as the full moon, As pure as the sun, As awesome as an army with banners?'10“Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?”
11"I went down to the orchard of nut trees To see the blossoms of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded Or the pomegranates had bloomed.11I went down to the nut orchard to look at the blossoms of the valley, to see whether the vines had budded, whether the pomegranates were in bloom.
12"Before I was aware, my soul set me Over the chariots of my noble people."12Before I was aware, my desire set me among the chariots of my kinsman, a prince.
13"Come back, come back, O Shulammite; Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!" "Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, As at the dance of the two companies?13Return, return, O Shulammite, return, return, that we may look upon you. He Why should you look upon the Shulammite, as upon a dance before two armies?
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