New International Version
All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him.
King James Bible
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
Darby Bible Translation
On my bed, in the nights, I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
World English Bible
By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him.
Young's Literal Translation
On my couch by night, I sought him whom my soul hath loved; I sought him, and I found him not!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By night on my bed I sought him - It appears that the bridegroom only saw the bride by night: that on the night referred to here he did not come as usual. The bride troubled on the account, rose and sought him, inquired of the city guards, and continued to seek till at last she found him, and brought him to her apartment, Sol 3:2-4.
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LibrarySong of Songs
The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Song of Solomon 1:7
Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock and where you rest your sheep at midday. Why should I be like a veiled woman beside the flocks of your friends?
Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had left; he was gone. My heart sank at his departure. I looked for him but did not find him. I called him but he did not answer.
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