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.

New Living Translation
One night as I lay in bed, I yearned for my lover. I yearned for him, but he did not come.

English Standard Version
On my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not.

New American Standard Bible
"On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In my bed at night I sought the one I love; I sought him, but did not find him.

International Standard Version
Night after night on my bed, I sought the one I love; I sought him, but didn't find him.

NET Bible
All night long on my bed I longed for my lover. I longed for him but he never appeared.

New Heart English Bible
By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I did not find him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Night after night on my bed I looked for the one I love. I looked for him but did not find him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth; I sought him, but I found him not.

New American Standard 1977
“On my bed night after night I sought him
            Whom my soul loves;
            I sought him but did not find him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but I did not find him.

King James 2000 Bible
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I found him not.

American King James Version
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I found him not.

American Standard Version
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, and 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.

English Revised Version
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Webster's Bible Translation
By night on my bed 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!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-5 It was hard to the Old Testament church to find Christ in the ceremonial law; the watchmen of that church gave little assistance to those who sought after him. The night is a time of coldness, darkness, and drowsiness, and of dim apprehensions concerning spiritual things. At first, when uneasy, some feeble efforts are made to obtain the comfort of communion with Christ. This proves in vain; the believer is then roused to increased diligence. The streets and broad-ways seem to imply the means of grace in which the Lord is to be sought. Application is made to those who watch for men's souls. Immediate satisfaction is not found. We must not rest in any means, but by faith apply directly to Christ. The holding of Christ, and not letting him go, denotes earnest cleaving to him. What prevails is a humble, ardent suing by prayer, with a lively exercise of faith on his promises. So long as the faith of believers keeps hold of Christ, he will not be offended at their earnest asking, yea, he is well pleased with it. The believer desires to make others acquainted with his Saviour. Wherever we find Christ, we must take him home with us to our houses, especially to our hearts; and we should call upon ourselves and each other, to beware of grieving our holy Comforter, and provoking the departure of the Beloved.
Study Bible
The Bride's Dream
1"On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him. 2'I must arise now and go about the city; In the streets and in the squares I must seek him whom my soul loves.' I sought him but did not find him.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:7
"Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture your flock, Where do you make it lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your companions?"

Song of Solomon 5:6
"I opened to my beloved, But my beloved had turned away and had gone! My heart went out to him as he spoke. I searched for him but I did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me.
Treasury of Scripture

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I found him not.

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Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart on your bed, …

Psalm 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; …

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

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, …

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit …

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Songs 1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make …

Songs 5:8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that …

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

i sought him

Songs 5:6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and …

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

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 …

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