Song of Songs 5:9-16

LEB(i) 9 How is your beloved better than another lover,* O most beautiful among women? How is your beloved better than another lover, * that you adjure us thus? 10 My beloved is radiant and ruddy,* distinguished among* ten thousand. 11 His head is gold, refined gold; his locks are wavy, black as a raven. 12 His eyes are like doves beside springs* of water, bathed in milk, set like mounted jewels.** 13 His cheeks are like beds of spice, a tower of fragrances; his lips are lilies dripping liquid myrrh. 14 His arms are rods** of gold engraved with* jewels; his belly* is polished ivory covered with sapphires.* 15 His legs are columns of alabaster,* set on bases of gold; his appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars.* 16 His mouth* is sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved; this is my friend, O young women of Jerusalem.*