8 "If you yourself do not know, Most beautiful among women, Go forth on the trail of the flock And pasture your young goats By the tents of the shepherds.
9 "To me, my darling, you are like My mare among the chariots of Pharaoh. 10 "Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, Your neck with strings of beads."
11 "We will make for you ornaments of gold With beads of silver."
12 "While the king was at his table, My perfume gave forth its fragrance. 13 "My beloved is to me a pouch of myrrh Which lies all night between my breasts. 14 "My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms In the vineyards of Engedi."
15 "How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves."
16 "How handsome you are, my beloved, And so pleasant! Indeed, our couch is luxuriant! 17 "The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.
1 "I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys."
2 "Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens."
3 "Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. 4 "He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love. 5 "Sustain me with raisin cakes, Refresh me with apples, Because I am lovesick. 6 "Let his left hand be under my head And his right hand embrace me." 7 "I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation