Young's Literal Translation

Song of Solomon 3

The Song of Songs, Which is Solomon's

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Chapter 4

1

 Lo, thou [art] fair, my friend, lo, thou [art] fair, Thine eyes [are] doves behind thy veil, Thy hair as a row of the goats That have shone from mount Gilead, 

2

 Thy teeth as a row of the shorn ones That have come up from the washing, For all of them are forming twins, And a bereaved one is not among them. 

3

 As a thread of scarlet [are] thy lips, And thy speech [is] comely, As the work of the pomegranate [is] thy temple behind thy veil, 

4

 As the tower of David [is] thy neck, built for an armoury, The chief of the shields are hung on it, All shields of the mighty. 

5

 Thy two breasts [are] as two fawns, Twins of a roe, that are feeding among lilies. 

6

 Till the day doth break forth, And the shadows have fled away, I will get me unto the mountain of myrrh, And unto the hill of frankincense. 

7

 Thou [art] all fair, my friend, And a blemish there is not in thee. Come from Lebanon, O spouse, 

8

 Come from Lebanon, come thou in. Look from the top of Amana, From the top of Shenir and Hermon, From the habitations of lions, From the mountains of leopards. 

9

 Thou hast emboldened me, my sister-spouse, Emboldened me with one of thine eyes, With one chain of thy neck. 

10

 How wonderful have been thy loves, my sister-spouse, How much better have been thy loves than wine, And the fragrance of thy perfumes than all spices. 

11

 Thy lips drop honey, O spouse, Honey and milk [are] under thy tongue, And the fragrance of thy garments [Is] as the fragrance of Lebanon. 

12

 A garden shut up [is] my sister-spouse, A spring shut up -- a fountain sealed. 

13

 Thy shoots a paradise of pomegranates, With precious fruits, 

14

 Cypresses with nard -- nard and saffron, Cane and cinnamon, With all trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, with all chief spices. 

15

 A fount of gardens, a well of living waters, And flowings from Lebanon! 

16

 Awake, O north wind, and come, O south, Cause my garden to breathe forth, its spices let flow, Let my beloved come to his garden, And eat its pleasant fruits! 

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