1: I have come in to my garden, my sister-spouse, I have plucked my myrrh with my spice, I have eaten my comb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends, drink, Yea, drink abundantly, O beloved ones! 2: I am sleeping, but my heart waketh: The sound of my beloved knocking! 'Open to me, my sister, my friend, My dove, my perfect one, For my head is filled [with] dew, My locks [with] drops of the night.' 3: I have put off my coat, how do I put it on? I have washed my feet, how do I defile them? 4: My beloved sent his hand from the net-work, And my bowels were moved for him. 5: I rose to open to my beloved, And my hands dropped myrrh, Yea, my fingers flowing myrrh, On the handles of the lock. 6: I opened to my beloved, But my beloved withdrew -- he passed on, My soul went forth when he spake, I sought him, and found him not. I called him, and he answered me not. 7: The watchmen who go round about the city, Found me, smote me, wounded me, Keepers of the walls lifted up my veil from off me. 8: I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved -- What do ye tell him? that I [am] sick with love! 9: What [is] thy beloved above [any] beloved, O fair among women? What [is] thy beloved above [any] beloved, That thus thou hast adjured us? 10: My beloved [is] clear and ruddy, Conspicuous above a myriad! 11: His head [is] pure gold -- fine gold, His locks flowing, dark as a raven, 12: His eyes as doves by streams of water, Washing in milk, sitting in fulness. 13: His cheeks as a bed of the spice, towers of perfumes, His lips [are] lilies, dropping flowing myrrh, 14: His hands rings of gold, set with beryl, His heart bright ivory, covered with sapphires, 15: His limbs pillars of marble, Founded on sockets of fine gold, His appearance as Lebanon, choice as the cedars. 16: His mouth is sweetness -- and all of him desirable, This [is] my beloved, and this my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!