Perfume(A) and incense bring joy to the heart,
    and the pleasantness of a friend
    springs from their heartfelt advice.

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Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

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Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;(A)
    your name(B) is like perfume poured out.
    No wonder the young women(C) love you!

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Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

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10 How delightful(A) is your love(B), my sister, my bride!
    How much more pleasing is your love than wine,(C)
and the fragrance of your perfume(D)
    more than any spice!

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10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

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