“Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,
“My beloved is to me a cluster of henna blossoms In the vineyards of Engedi.”
I made gardens and parks for myself and I planted in them all kinds of fruit trees;
“I went down to the orchard of nut trees To see the blossoms of the valley, To see whether the vine had budded Or the pomegranates had bloomed.
“ While the king was at his table, My perfume gave forth its fragrance.
They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,
Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, With all the trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.
“ My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To pasture his flock in the gardens And gather lilies.
“Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.
“I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.
“Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.
While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.
Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
“ I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.