Song of Songs 5:9-16

9 You are the most beautiful among women.

How is the man that you love better than other men?

How is he better than other men, that you ask us to say this?

The young woman:

10 His face and his body shine because of the sun.

He is the greatest among 10,000 men.

11 His head is valuable like pure gold.

The hairs on his head are black, but they are not straight.

They are black like the night with no moon.

12 His eyes are like doves by the water streams.

They are like doves that someone has washed in milk.

They sometimes shine like valuable stones.

13 The sides of his face are like spice plants in the ground that have a lovely smell.

His lips are like lilies with myrrh that falls from them.

14 His arms are like long round pieces of gold

and some valuable stones are over them.

His body is like ivory that someone has caused to shine.

A few valuable, blue stones make it even more beautiful.

15 His legs are straight and strong like round pieces of beautiful stone.

His feet are of pure gold.

He is tall like Lebanon, as handsome as its best cedar trees.

16 His mouth is very nice in every way.

Everything about him is lovely.

I say to you, young women of Jerusalem,

this is the man who loves me.

This is my true friend.