יָפָה אַתְּ רַעְיָתִי כְּתִרְצָה. וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מְקַלְּסָהּ עַל זֹאת, "יָפָה אַתְּ רַעְיָתִי", כְּשֶׁאַתְּ רְצוּיָה לִי. כָּךְ הוּא נִדְרַשׁ בְּסִפְרֵי:
You are beautiful, my beloved, as Tirtzah. And the Holy One, Blessed Is He, praises her for this [reply, and says], “You are beautiful, My beloved,” when you are desirable9I.e., where you perform deeds that please me, interpreting כתרצה as כרצויה. Alternatively, תרצה is a city in Eretz Yisroel that was captured by Yehoshua [see Yehoshua 12:24]. It is renowned for its beauty. to Me. So it is expounded in Sifrei.
נָאוָה. אַתְּ עַתָּה כַּאֲשֶׁר בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה בִירוּשָׁלָיִם:
Comely. Are you now as at first in Yerusholayim.10Which is described as “perfect in beauty’ in Tehillim 50:2.
אֲיֻמָּה כַּנִּדְגָּלוֹת. חֵילֵי מַלְאָכִים. אֵימָתֵךְ אָטִיל עֲלֵיהֶם שֶׁלֹּא לְהִלָּחֵם וּלְהַשְׁבִּיתְכֶם מִן הַמְּלָאכָה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בְּעֶזְרָא:
Awesome as the hosts [of angels]. Legions of angels. I will cast your awe upon them so that they should not wage war and stop you from the work, as it is stated in Ezra.115:5.