The Bride Praises Her Beloved

Song of Solomon 5


10 My beloved is radiant and d ruddy,
e distinguished among ten thousand.
11 His head is the finest gold;
f his locks are wavy,
black as a raven.
12 His g eyes are like doves
beside streams of water,
bathed in milk,
sitting beside a full pool. 1
13 His i cheeks are like j beds of spices,
mounds of sweet-smelling herbs.
His lips are k lilies,
dripping u liquid myrrh.
14 His arms are rods of gold,
set with l jewels.
His body is polished ivory, 2
bedecked with m sapphires. 3
15 His legs are alabaster columns,
set on bases of gold.
His appearance is like o Lebanon,
choice as the cedars.
16 His p mouth 4 is most sweet,
and he is altogether desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O a daughters of Jerusalem.

Song of Solomon 6


1 Where has your beloved gone,
O c most beautiful among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
that we may seek him with you?

  1. Cross References
    1 Samuel 16:12
    And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, "Arise, anoint him, for this is he.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 45:2
    You are the most handsome of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.
  3. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 5:2
    I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.
  4. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 1:15
    Behold, you are beautiful, my love; behold, you are beautiful; your eyes are doves.
    Song of Solomon 4:1
    Behold, you are beautiful, my love, behold, you are beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead.
  5. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 1:10
    Your cheeks are lovely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels.
  6. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 6:2
    My beloved has gone down to his garden to the beds of spices, to graze in the gardens and to gather lilies.
  7. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 2:1
    I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
  8. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 5:5
    I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the bolt.
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 28:20
    And the fourth row a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be set in gold filigree.
    Exodus 39:13
    And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They were enclosed in settings of gold filigree.
    Ezekiel 1:16
    As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.
  10. Cross References
    Exodus 24:10
    And they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness.
    Ezekiel 1:26
    And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.
    Ezekiel 10:1
    Then I looked, and behold, on the expanse that was over the heads of the cherubim there appeared above them something like a sapphire, in appearance like a throne.
  11. Cross References
    1 Kings 4:33
    He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.
  12. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 7:9
    And your mouth like the best wine. It goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding over lips and teeth.
  13. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 5:8
    I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love.
  14. Cross References
    Song of Solomon 5:9
    What is your beloved more than another beloved, O most beautiful among women? What is your beloved more than another beloved, that you thus adjure us?
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