6:1 Where is your loved one gone, O most fair among women? Where is your loved one turned away, that we may go looking for him with you?
6:2 My loved one is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to take food in the gardens, and to get lilies.
6:3 I am for my loved one, and my loved one is for me; he takes food among the lilies.
6:4 You are beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, as fair as Jerusalem; you are to be feared like an army with flags.
6:5 Let your eyes be turned away from me; see, they have overcome me; your hair is as a flock of goats which take their rest on the side of Gilead.
6:6 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep which come up from the washing; every one has two lambs, and there is not one without young.
6:7 Like pomegranate fruit are the sides of your head under your veil.
6:8 There are sixty queens, and eighty servant-wives, and young girls without number.
6:9 My dove, my very beautiful one, is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the dearest one of her who gave her birth. The daughters saw her, and gave her a blessing; yes, the queens and the servant-wives, and they gave her praises.
6:10 Who is she, looking down as the morning light, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, who is to be feared like an army with flags?
6:11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the green plants of the valley, and to see if the vine was in bud, and the pomegranate-trees were in flower.
6:12 Before I was conscious of it, ...
6:13 Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, so that our eyes may see you. What will you see in the Shulammite? A sword-dance.