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King James Version
Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women?
is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.
My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of
to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among
Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as
terrible as an army with banners.
Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy
is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the
whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among
As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy
There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines,
virgins without number.
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of
mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw
her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the
clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of
valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates
Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may
upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company
of two armies.
Orthodox Library, St. Seraphim of Sarov, 2008.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy handmaid P. F.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!y