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2. The beauty of the lover, the bride, as the new creation 4:1-5
S.S. 4 :1 4:1 aOh, you are beautiful, my love!
Oh, you are beautiful! Your 1eyes are like doves behind your veil;
Your 1hair is like a flock of goats
That repose on Mount Gilead.
S.S. 4 :2 4:2 aYour 1teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes
That have come up from the washing,
All of which have borne twins,
And none of them is bereaved of her young.
S.S. 4 :3 4:3 Your 1lips are like a ascarlet thread,
And your mouth is lovely;
Your cheeks are like a piece of pomegranate
Behind your veil.
S.S. 4 :4 4:4 Your 1aneck is like the tower of David,
Built for an armory:
A thousand bucklers hang on it,
All the shields of the mighty men.
S.S. 4 :5 4:5 aYour two 1breasts are like two fawns,
Twins of a gazelle,
That feed among the lilies.
3. Her deeper pursuit 4:6
S.S. 4 :6 4:6 aUntil the day 1dawns and the shadows flee away,
I, for my part, will go to the mountain of bmyrrh
And to the hill of frankincense.
B. Called to live in ascension 4:7-15
1. His calling vv. 7-8
S.S. 4 :7 4:7 You are altogether 1beautiful, my love,
And there is no ablemish in you.
S.S. 4 :8 4:8 Come with me from 1Lebanon, my abride;
With me from 2Lebanon come.
Look from the top of 3Amana,
From the top of 4Senir and 5bHermon,
From the 6lions’ dens,
From the 6leopards’ mountains.
2. Her silent answer v. 9
S.S. 4 :9 4:9 You have 1ravished my heart, my 2sister, my bride;
You have 1ravished my heart with one glance of your eyes,
With one strand of your anecklace.
3. His private enjoyment of her vv. 10-15
S.S. 4 :10 4:10 How beautiful is your 1love, my sister, my bride!
How much better is your alove than wine,
And the bfragrance of your ointments
Than all spices!
S.S. 4 :11 4:11 Your 1lips drip fresh honey, my bride;
Honey and milk are under your tongue;
And the fragrance of your garments
Is like the afragrance of Lebanon.
S.S. 4 :12 4:12 A 1garden enclosed is my 2sister, my bride,
A spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
S.S. 4 :13 4:13 Your shoots are an 1orchard of pomegranates
With choicest fruit;
Henna with spikenard,
S.S. 4 :14 4:14 Spikenard and saffron;
aCalamus and cinnamon,
With all the trees of frankincense;
bMyrrh and aloes,
With all the chief spices.
S.S. 4 :15 4:15 A 1fountain in gardens,
A 1well of aliving water,
And 1streams from Lebanon.
C. Living a life of love 4:16—5:1
1. The answer of the bride 4:16
S.S. 4 :16 4:16 Awake, O 1north wind;
And come, O 1south wind!
Blow upon my garden:
Let its aspices flow forth;
Let my beloved come into his bgarden
And eat his choicest fruit.
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