VIN(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 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.