What a Beautiful Bride 4 He Speaks: 1My darling, you are lovely, so very lovely— as you look through your veil, your eyes are those of a dove. Your hair tosses about as gracefully as goats coming down from Gilead. 2Your teeth are whiter than sheep freshly washed; they match perfectly, not one is missing. 3Your lips are crimson cords, your mouth is shapely; behind your veil are hidden beautiful rosy cheeks.[K] 4Your neck is more graceful than the tower of David, decorated with thousands of warriors' shields. 5Your breasts are perfect; they are twin deer feeding among lilies. 6I will hasten to those hills sprinkled with sweet perfume and stay there till sunrise. 7My darling, you are lovely in every way. 8My bride, together we will leave Lebanon! We will say goodbye to the peaks of Mount Amana, Senir, and Hermon, where lions and leopards live in the caves. 9My bride, my very own, you have stolen my heart! With one glance from your eyes and the glow of your necklace, you have stolen my heart. 10Your love is sweeter than wine; the smell of your perfume is more fragrant than spices. 11Your lips are a honeycomb; milk and honey flow from your tongue. Your dress has the aroma of cedar trees from Lebanon. 12My bride, my very own, you are a garden, a fountain closed off to all others. 13Your arms[L] are vines, covered with delicious fruits and all sorts of spices— henna, nard, 14 saffron, calamus, cinnamon, frankincense, myrrh, and aloes —all the finest spices. 15You are a spring in the garden, a fountain of pure water, and a refreshing stream from Mount Lebanon. She Speaks: 16Let the north wind blow, the south wind too! Let them spread the aroma of my garden, so the one I love may enter and taste its delicious fruits.
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