Song of Solomon 3:1
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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!

Song of Solomon 3:1 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

night

Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, and be still. Selah.

Psalm 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but you hear not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

Psalm 63:6-8 When I remember you on my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches...

Psalm 77:2-4 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted...

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early...

him whom

Songs 1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon...

Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me?...

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

i sought him

Songs 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him...

Job 23:8,9 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him...

Psalm 130:1,2 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O LORD...

Isaiah 55:6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near:

Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.

Library
Song 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

Cross References
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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