Song of Solomon 6
Holman Christian Standard Bible  Par ▾ 
1Y Where has your love gone,

  most beautiful of women?

  Which way has hea turned?

  We will seek him with you.

W 2My love has gone down to his garden,b

  to beds of spice,c

  to feed in the gardensd

  and gather lilies.e

  3I am my love’s and my love is mine;f

  he feeds among the lilies.

M 4You are as beautiful as Tirzah,g my darling,

  lovely as Jerusalem,

  awe-inspiring as an army with banners.h

  5Turn your eyes away from me,

  for they captivate me.i

  Your hair is like a flock of goats

  streaming down from Gilead.j

  6Your teeth are like a flock of ewes

  coming up from washing,

  each one having a twin,

  and not one missing.k, l

  7Behind your veil,m

  your brown is like a slice of pomegranate.

  8There are 60 queens

  and 80 concubineso

  and young womenp without number.

  9But my dove,q my virtuous one, is unique;r

  she is the favorite of her mother,

  perfect to the one who gave her birth.

  Women see her and declare her fortunate;s

  queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:

Yt 10Who is thisu, v who shines like the dawn —

  as beautiful as the moon,

  bright as the sun,

  awe-inspiring as an army with banners?w

W 11I came down to the walnut grove

  to see the blossoms of the valley,

  to see if the vines were buddingx

  and the pomegranates blooming.

  12Before I knew it,

  my desire put me

  among the chariots of my noble people.y

Y 13zCome back, come back, Shulammite!aa, ab

  Come back, come back, that we may look at you!

M Why are you looking at the Shulammite,

  as you look at the danceac of the two camps?ad, ae

a. 6:1 Lit your love
b. 6:2 Sg 4:16; 5:1
c. 6:2 Sg 5:13
d. 6:2 Sg 1:7
e. 6:2 Sg 2:1
f. 6:3 Sg 2:16; 7:10; 8:6
g. 6:4 = a mountain city in Manasseh
h. 6:4 Nm 2:2-3; Sg 6:10
i. 6:5 Sg 4:9
j. 6:5 Sg 4:1
k. 6:6 Lit and no one bereaved among them
l. 6:6 Sg 4:2
m. 6:7 Sg 4:3
n. 6:7 Or temple, or cheek, or lips
o. 6:8 1Kg 11:3
p. 6:8 Or and virgins ; Sg 1:3
q. 6:9 Sg 2:14; 5:2
r. 6:9 Pr 31:29
s. 6:9 Gn 30:13
t. 6:10 Some see v. 10 as spoken by M.
u. 6:10 In Hb, the word for “this” is feminine.
v. 6:10 Sg 3:6; 8:5
w. 6:10 Sg 6:4
x. 6:11 Sg 7:12
y. 6:12 Or of Amminadib, or of my people of a prince ; Hb obscure
z. 6:13 Sg 7:1 in Hb
aa. 6:13 Or the peaceable one
ab. 6:13 Perhaps an inhabitant of the town of Shunem, or a feminine form of Solomon’s name
ac. 6:13 Jdg 21:21
ad. 6:13 Or dance of Mahanaim
ae. 6:13 Gn 32:2; 2Sm 17:24
Song of Solomon 5
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