Song of Songs 6

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

2My beloved has gone down to his garden
   to the beds of spices,
to grazeOr to pasture his flock; also verse 3 in the gardens
   and to gather lilies.
3I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine;
   he grazes among the lilies.

4You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love,
   lovely as Jerusalem,
   awesome as an army with banners.
5Turn away your eyes from me,
   for they overwhelm me—
Your hair is like a flock of goats
   leaping down the slopes of Gilead.
6Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
   that have come up from the washing;
all of them bear twins;
   not one among them has lost its young.
7Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
   behind your veil.
8There are sixty queens and eighty concubines,
   and virgins without number.
9My dove, my perfect one, is the only one,
   the only one of her mother,
   pure to her who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
   the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.

10"Who is this who looks down like the dawn,
   beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun,
   awesome as an army with banners?"

11I went down to the nut orchard
   to look at the blossoms of the valley,
to see whether the vines had budded,
   whether the pomegranates were in bloom.
12Before I was aware, my desire set me
   among the chariots of my kinsman, a prince.Or chariots of Ammi-Nadib

13Ch 7:1 in Hebrew Return, return, O Shulammite,
   return, return, that we may look upon you.


Why should you look upon the Shulammite,
   as upon a dance before two armies?Or dance of Mahanaim