Song of Solomon Chapter 5

Song of Solomon 5:1 He said, My darling my bride, I have entered my garden. I have gathered my myrrh and spice. I have eaten my honey and honeycomb. I drank my wine and milk. Bride says, Dearest friends, eat, drink!  Be drunk with love!

Song of Solomon 5:2 Bride says, I am asleep, but my heart is awake.  I hear my lover knocking, saying, Open to me, my darling, my love, my dove, my perfect one! My head is soaked with dew. My hair is wet with the mist of the night.

Song of Solomon 5:3 I have taken off my robe. I don’t want to put it on again. I have washed my feet. I don’t want to get them dirty again.

Song of Solomon 5:4 But my lover put his hand through the opening, and I felt sorry for him.

Song of Solomon 5:5 I got up to open for my lover, myrrh dripping from my hands, myrrh scented lotion dripped from my fingers onto the handles of the lock.

Song of Solomon 5:6 I opened for my lover, but my lover had turned away and was gone!  I nearly died when he came and went.  I looked for him, but I couldn’t find him.  I called for him, but he didn’t answer me.

Song of Solomon 5:7 The guards patrolling the city found me.  They hit me. They hurt me.  The guards on the wall took off my veil.

Song of Solomon 5:8 She said, I tell you women of Jerusalem, if you find my lover, tell him I am weak with love.

Song of Solomon 5:9 The Women of Jerusalem Answer, Beautiful woman, how is your lover different from other lovers?  Is your lover better than other lovers?  Is that why you ask us to make this promise?

Song of Solomon 5:10 My lover is white and blood red.  He would stand out among 10,000 men.

Song of Solomon 5:11 His head is like the purest gold. His hair is curly and as black as a raven.

Song of Solomon 5:12 His eyes are like doves by a stream, like doves in a pool of milk, Like a jewel in its setting.

Song of Solomon 5:13 His cheeks are like a garden of spices, like flowers used for perfume.  His lips are like lilies, dripping with liquid myrrh.

Song of Solomon 5:14 His arms are like gold rods, filled with jewels. His body is like smooth ivory with sapphires set in it.

Song of Solomon 5:15 His legs are like marble pillars on bases of fine gold. He stands tall like the finest cedar tree in Lebanon!

Song of Solomon 5:16 His mouth tastes sweet, and he is beautiful in every way. Women of Jerusalem, this is the man that I love. This is my friend.