Chapter 7

Chapter 7
1 What shall you see in the Sulamitess but the companies of camps? How beautiful are your steps in shoes, O prince's daughter! The joints of your thighs are like jewels, that are made by the hand of a skilful workman.
2 your navel is like a round bowl never wanting cups. your belly is like a heap of wheat, set about with lilies.
3 your two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
4 your neck as a tower of ivory. your eyes like the fishpools in Hesebon, which are in the gate of the daughter of the multitude. your nose is as the tower of Libanus, that looks toward Damascus.
5 your head is like Carmel: and the hairs of your head as the purple of the king bound in the channels.
6 How beautiful are you, and how comely, my dearest, in delights!
7 your stature is like to a palm tree, and your breasts to clusters of grapes.
8 I said: I will go up into the palm tree, and will take hold of the fruit thereof: and your breasts shall be as the clusters of the vine: and the odour of your mouth like apples.
9 your throat like the best wine, worthy for my beloved to drink, and for his lips and his teeth to ruminate.
10 I to my beloved, and his turning is towards me.
11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field, let us abide in the villages.
12 Let us get up early to the vineyards, let us see if the vineyard flourish, if the flowers be ready to bring forth fruits, if the pomegranates flourish: there will I give you my breasts.
13 The mandrakes give a smell. In our gates are all fruits: the new and the old, my beloved, I have kept for you.