I compare you
To a mare among Pharaoh’s chariots.
Your cheeks are comely
Your neck is comely
With strings of jewels.
We will make you ornaments of gold,
Studded with silver.”
The male lover responded as if he were a rich man. He compared his female lover to a horse among the Egyptian Pharaoh’s chariot horses. I am not sure how well she took this comparison. Her cheeks and neck were good looking. She had some kind of ornaments on her cheeks with jewels around her neck. Maybe she had some sort of tattoo on her cheeks. However, this male lover was going to bring ornaments of gold studded with silver. Nothing was too good for her.