Song of Solomon 3:4
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New International Version
Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother's house, to the room of the one who conceived me.

New Living Translation
Then scarcely had I left them when I found my love! I caught and held him tightly, then I brought him to my mother's house, into my mother's bed, where I had been conceived.

English Standard Version
Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

New American Standard Bible
"Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me."

King James Bible
It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I had just passed them when I found the one I love. I held on to him and would not let him go until I brought him to my mother's house-- to the chamber of the one who conceived me.

International Standard Version
I had just passed them when I found the one I love. I held him and wouldn't let him go until I brought him to my mother's house, to the room of the one who conceived me.

NET Bible
Scarcely had I passed them by when I found my beloved! I held onto him tightly and would not let him go until I brought him to my mother's house, to the bedroom chamber of the one who conceived me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I had just left them when I found the one I love. I held on to him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the bedroom of the one who conceived me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Scarce had I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.

New American Standard 1977
“Scarcely had I left them
            When I found him whom my soul loves;
            I held on to him and would not let him go,
            Until I had brought him to my mother’s house,
            And into the room of her who conceived me.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
It was but a little that I passed from them that I found him whom my soul loves: I held him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house and into the chamber of her that brought me into the light.

King James 2000 Bible
It was but a little after I passed by them, when I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

American King James Version
It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

American Standard Version
It was but a little that I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When I had a little passed by them, I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him: and I will not let him go, till I bring him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that bore me.

Darby Bible Translation
-- Scarcely had I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.

English Revised Version
It was but a little that I passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Webster's Bible Translation
It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

World English Bible
I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the room of her who conceived me.

Young's Literal Translation
But a little I passed on from them, Till I found him whom my soul hath loved! I seized him, and let him not go, Till I brought him in unto the house of my mother -- And the chamber of her that conceived me.
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
3"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, And I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?' 4"Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me." 5"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you will not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."…
Cross References
Romans 8:35
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

Romans 8:39
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 4:13
Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 8:17
"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Song of Solomon 8:2
"I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.
Treasury of Scripture

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

but

Songs 6:12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said …

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Jeremiah 29:13 And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me …

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, …

i held

Songs 7:5 Your head on you is like Carmel, and the hair of your head like purple; …

Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not …

Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is your life.

Hosea 12:3,4 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength …

Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, …

John 20:16,17 Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned herself, and said to him, Rabboni; …

Revelation 3:11,12 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man …

i had

Psalm 49:14-18 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; …

Psalm 54:1-3 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength…

Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

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