“Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
So he came close and kissed him; and when he smelled the smell of his garments, he blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son Is like the smell of a field which the Lord has blessed;
“ I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers.”
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.
For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
“Your lips are like a scarlet thread, And your mouth is lovely. Your temples are like a slice of a pomegranate Behind your veil.
“ How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, And the fragrance of your oils Than all kinds of spices!
“His cheeks are like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs; His lips are lilies Dripping with liquid myrrh.
mouth like the best wine!” “ It goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.
He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.
Take words with you and return to the Lord. Say to Him, “ Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.
His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like the olive tree And his fragrance like the cedars of Lebanon.
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.