Song of Songs 4:9-5:1

A wedding night

9 I love you so much that I never want to leave you.

You are my sister and my new wife.

4:9The man says the word ‘sister’ because now he is part of her family.

When you looked at me, I knew that I wanted you more than anyone else.

I see one of the valuable stones that hang round your neck.

And then I know that you are the most valuable person to me.

10 Your love to me is certainly very good, my sister, my new wife.

It gives to me more pleasure than when I drink wine.

You have a smell that is more lovely than any spice!

11 Your lips taste sweet, my new wife.

They taste like honey that falls from the honeycomb.

Milk and honey are under your tongue.

The smell of your clothes is like the smell of Lebanon.

12 You are like a garden that you have locked up, my sister, and my new wife.

You are like a spring that someone has covered.

You are like a fountain that nobody has opened.

Water cannot rise from it.

13 Your garden is full of pomegranate trees with their sweet fruit.

There are fruits that many people like.

There are henna and nard.

14 There are nard, saffron, calamus and cinnamon.

There are many different plants that have lovely smells.

There are myrrh and aloes.

All the best spices are there.

15 You are like a fountain in a garden.

You are like a well that is full of water.

The water now comes quickly down from Lebanon.

The young woman:

16 Awake, north wind! Come, south wind!

Blow on my garden so that its lovely smell will move all over the place.

I really want the man that I love to come into his garden.

Let him taste the best fruits.

Song of Songs 5

The young man:

1 I have come into my garden, my sister and my new wife.

I have taken my myrrh with my spice.

I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey.

I have drunk my wine and my milk.

Their friends:

Eat, friends, and drink. You love each other!

Drink until you no longer need a drink.

A dream about a young man

The young woman: