9 What is your beloved more than another beloved, O most beautiful among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you thus adjure us?
The Bride Praises Her Beloved
10 My beloved is radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand. 11 His head is the finest gold; his locks are wavy, black as a raven. 12 His eyes are like doves beside streams of water, bathed in milk, sitting beside a full pool.1 13 His cheeks are like beds of spices, mounds of sweet-smelling herbs. His lips are lilies, dripping liquid myrrh. 14 His arms are rods of gold, set with jewels. His body is polished ivory,2 bedecked with sapphires.3 15 His legs are alabaster columns, set on bases of gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as the cedars. 16 His mouth4 is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.
6:1 Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you?
5:12The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain 5:14The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain 5:14Hebrew lapis lazuli 5:16Hebrew palate