Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 4:4 – 7 (22a, page 181)
Verses 4 – 7
Like the tower of David is your neck, made for strength;
a thousand shields hang upon it, all the shields of the mighty men.
Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle which graze among the lotus flowers. Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense. You are completely beautiful, my darling companion and there is no blemish in you.
Below are some selections from other versions
The imagery in this v. may have been suggested by the woman’s necklace. HCSB
our neck is as stately as the tower of David, jeweled with the shields of a thousand heroes NLT
Like the tower of David is your neck, made for strength GLK
I will make my way to the mountain of myrrh and the hill of frankincense. (BO HCSB
Before the dawn comes and the shadows flee away, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense NLT
I will go to the mountain of myrrh. I’ll go to the hill of incense.
I’ll stay there until the day begins and the shadows fade away. NIRV
You are absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you. HCSB