VIN(i) 1 I have come into my garden, my sister, [my] bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey. I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends. Drink, yea. Drink abundantly, O beloved. 2 I slept, but my heart was awake. The voice of my beloved! he knocketh: Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, mine undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My locks with the drops of the night. 3 I have taken off my tunic, must I put it on? I have bathed my feet, must I soil them? 4 My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening. My heart pounded for him. 5 I rose up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the lock. 6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had left; he had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn't find him. I called him, but he didn't answer. 7 Then found me the watchmen that walked about the city; they smote me, they wounded me: they took away my vail from me, they that watched the walls. 8 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. 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 pure gold, his hair is wavy, black like a raven. 12 His eyes are like doves beside the water brooks, washed with milk, mounted like jewels. 13 His cheeks are like a bed of spices with towers of perfumes. His lips are like lilies, dropping liquid 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 pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice like its cedars. 16 His mouth is sweetness; yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, daughters of Jerusalem.