Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 4:1 – 3 (22a, page 181)
Verses 1 -3
Behold! You are beautiful, my darling companion.
Behold! You are beautiful.
Your eyes are doves behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats moving briskly down Mount Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn sheep which have come up from the washing, each one bearing twins and bereaved of not one of them.
Like a scarlet ribbon are your lips, and your mouth is lovely.
Like the sliced opening of a pomegranate are your parted lips behind your veil.
Below are some selections from other versions
your hair [makes me think of the black, wavy fleece] of a flock of [the Arabian] goats which one sees trailing down Mount Gilead [beyond the Jordan on the frontiers of the desert]. AMP
Your hair is like a flock of goats leaping down the slopes of Gilead. ESV
Your hair tosses about as gracefully as goats coming down from Gilead CEV
Your hair is like a flock of goats moving briskly down Mount Gilead GLK
behind your veil are hidden beautiful rosy cheeks. CEV
Your lips are like a bright red ribbon. NIRV
Like the sliced opening of a pomegranate are your parted lips behind your veil GLK