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Song of Solomon 5

Song of Solomon 5:1  
I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Friends Eat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved. Beloved

Song of Solomon 5:2  
I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night.”

Song of Solomon 5:3  
I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on? I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil them?

Song of Solomon 5:4  
My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him.

Song of Solomon 5:5  
I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock.

Song of Solomon 5:6  
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved left, and had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn’t find him. I called him, but he didn’t answer.

Song of Solomon 5:7  
The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.

Song of Solomon 5:8  
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends

Song of Solomon 5:9  
How is your beloved better than another beloved, you fairest among women? How is your beloved better than another beloved, that you do so adjure us? Beloved

Song of Solomon 5:10  
My beloved is white and ruddy. The best among ten thousand.

Song of Solomon 5:11  
His head is like the purest gold. His hair is bushy, black as a raven.

Song of Solomon 5:12  
His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels.

Song of Solomon 5:13  
His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid myrrh.

Song of Solomon 5:14  
His hands are like rings of gold set with beryl. His body is like ivory work overlaid with sapphires.

Song of Solomon 5:15  
His legs are like pillars of marble set on sockets of fine gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

Song of Solomon 5:16  
His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.


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