Bible: Song of Solomon 4:1-7

The Wedding Night: Praise of the Bride 1 

4:1 The Lover to His Beloved:

Oh, 2  you are beautiful, my darling! 3 

Oh, you are beautiful!

Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. 4 

Your hair is like a flock of female goats

descending 5  from Mount Gilead.

4:2 Your teeth are like a flock of newly-shorn sheep

coming up from the washing place; 6 

each of them has a twin,

and not one of them is missing.

4:3 Your lips are like a scarlet thread; 7 

your mouth is lovely.

Your forehead 8  behind your veil

is like a slice of pomegranate.

4:4 Your neck is like the tower 9  of David

built with courses of stones; 10 

one thousand shields are hung on it –

all shields of valiant warriors. 11 

4:5 Your two breasts are like two fawns,

twins of the gazelle

grazing among the lilies.

4:6 Until the dawn arrives 12 

and the shadows flee,

I will go up to the mountain of myrrh,

and to the hill of frankincense.

4:7 You are altogether beautiful, my darling!

There is no blemish in you!

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