JPS_ASV_Byz(i) 9 'What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? What is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so adjure us?' 10 'My beloved is white and ruddy, pre-eminent above ten thousand. 11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are curled, and black as a raven. 12 His eyes are like doves beside the water-brooks; washed with milk, and fitly set. 13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as banks of sweet herbs; his lips are as lilies, dropping with flowing myrrh. 14 His hands are as rods of gold set with beryl; his body is as polished ivory overlaid with sapphires. 15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold; his aspect is like Lebanon, excellent as the cedars. 16 His mouth is most sweet; yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.'