Thou must take unto thee of the principal spices: of excellent myrrh five hundred shekels and of aromatic cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of aromatic calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,
spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
To what purpose does this incense come to me from Sheba and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not according to my will, nor are your sacrifices sweet unto me.
The merchants of Sheba and Raamah; they were thy merchants: they traded in thy fairs with the chief of all spices and with all precious stones and gold.
He made likewise the oil of the holy anointing and the pure aromatic incense, according to the work of the apothecary.
All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.
Because of the savour of thy good ointments (ointment poured forth is thy name), therefore have the virgins loved thee.
A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me that rests between my breasts.