|Song 5:1 "I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey;
I have drunk my wine and my milk.
Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers."
|Song 5:2 ¶ "I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
'Open to me, my sister, my darling,
My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is drenched with dew,
My locks with the damp of the night.'
|Song 5:3 "I have taken off my dress,
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet,
How can I dirty them again?
|Song 5:4 "My beloved extended his hand through the opening,
And my feelings were aroused for him.
|Song 5:5 "I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
And my fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the bolt.
|Song 5:6 "I opened to my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and had gone!
My heart went out to him as he spoke.
I searched for him but I did not find him;
I called him but he did not answer me.
|Song 5:7 "The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
They struck me and wounded me;
The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.
|Song 5:8 "I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
If you find my beloved,
As to what you will tell him:
For I am lovesick."
|Song 5:9 ¶ "What kind of beloved is your beloved,
O most beautiful among women?
What kind of beloved is your beloved,
That thus you adjure us?"
|Song 5:10 ¶ "My beloved is dazzling and ruddy,
Outstanding among ten thousand.
|Song 5:11 "His head is like gold, pure gold;
His locks are like clusters of dates
And black as a raven.
|Song 5:12 "His eyes are like doves
Beside streams of water,
Bathed in milk,
And reposed in their setting.
|Song 5:13 "His cheeks are like a bed of balsam,
Banks of sweet-scented herbs;
His lips are lilies
Dripping with liquid myrrh.
|Song 5:14 "His hands are rods of gold
Set with beryl;
His abdomen is carved ivory
Inlaid with sapphires.
|Song 5:15 "His legs are pillars of alabaster
Set on pedestals of pure gold;
His appearance is like Lebanon
Choice as the cedars.
|Song 5:16 "His mouth is full of sweetness.
And he is wholly desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem."