Song of Solomon 5:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
I opened to my lover, but he was gone! My heart sank. I searched for him but could not find him anywhere. I called to him, but there was no reply.

English Standard Version
I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I opened to my love, but my love had turned and gone away. I was crushed that he had left. I sought him, but did not find him. I called him, but he did not answer.

International Standard Version
I opened the door for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away; he was gone! My very life went out when he departed. I searched for him, but couldn't find him. I called out to him, but he didn't answer.

NET Bible
I opened for my beloved, but my lover had already turned and gone away. I fell into despair when he departed. I looked for him but did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had turned away. He was gone! I almost died when he left. I looked for him, but I did not find him. I called for him, but he did not answer me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I opened to my beloved; But my beloved had turned away, and was gone. My soul failed me when he spoke. I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had withdrawn himself and was gone; my soul went after his speech; I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

King James 2000 Bible
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

American King James Version
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

American Standard Version
I opened to my beloved; But my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone. My soul had failed me when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I opened the bolt of my door to my beloved: but he had turned aside, and was gone. My soul melted when he spoke: I sought him, and found him not: I called, and he did not answer me.

Darby Bible Translation
I opened to my beloved; But my beloved had withdrawn himself; he was gone: My soul went forth when he spoke. I sought him, but I found him not; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

English Revised Version
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone. My soul had failed me when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

Webster's Bible Translation
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

World English Bible
I opened to my beloved; but my beloved left; and had gone away. My heart went out when he spoke. I looked for him, but I didn't find him. I called him, but he didn't answer.

Young's Literal Translation
I opened to my beloved, But my beloved withdrew -- he passed on, My soul went forth when he spake, I sought him, and found him not. I called him, and he answered me not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:2-8 Churches and believers, by carelessness and security, provoke Christ to withdraw. We ought to notice our spiritual slumbers and distempers. Christ knocks to awaken us, knocks by his word and Spirit, knocks by afflictions and by our consciences; thus, Re 3:20. When we are unmindful of Christ, still he thinks of us. Christ's love to us should engage ours to him, even in the most self-denying instances; and we only can be gainers by it. Careless souls put slights on Jesus Christ. Another could not be sent to open the door. Christ calls to us, but we have no mind, or pretend we have no strength, or we have no time, and think we may be excused. Making excuses is making light of Christ. Those put contempt upon Christ, who cannot find in their hearts to bear a cold blast, or to leave a warm bed for him. See the powerful influences of Divine grace. He put in his hand to unbolt the door, as one weary of waiting. This betokens a work of the Spirit upon the soul. The believer's rising above self-indulgence, seeking by prayer for the consolations of Christ, and to remove every hinderance to communion with him; these actings of the soul are represented by the hands dropping sweet-smelling myrrh upon the handles of the locks. But the Beloved was gone! By absenting himself, Christ will teach his people to value his gracious visits more highly. Observe, the soul still calls Christ her Beloved. Every desertion is not despair. Lord, I believe, though I must say, Lord, help my unbelief. His words melted me, yet, wretch that I was, I made excuses. The smothering and stifling of convictions will be very bitter to think of, when God opens our eyes. The soul went in pursuit of him; not only prayed, but used means, sought him in the ways wherein he used to be found. The watchmen wounded me. Some refer it to those who misapply the word to awakened consciences. The charge to the daughters of Jerusalem, seems to mean the distressed believer's desire of the prayers of the feeblest Christian. Awakened souls are more sensible of Christ's withdrawings than of any other trouble.
Study Bible
The Bride Searches for Her Beloved
5"I arose to open to my beloved; And my hands dripped with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, On the handles of the bolt. 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. 7"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, They struck me and wounded me; The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:28
"Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me,

Song of Solomon 3:1
"On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him.

Song of Solomon 5:2
"I was asleep but my heart was awake. A voice! My beloved was knocking: 'Open to me, my sister, my darling, My dove, my perfect one! For my head is drenched with dew, My locks with the damp of the night.'

Song of Solomon 6:1
"Where has your beloved gone, O most beautiful among women? Where has your beloved turned, That we may seek him with you?"
Treasury of Scripture

I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spoke: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

but my

Psalm 30:7 LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain to stand strong: you …

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of …

Isaiah 12:1 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none …

Isaiah 54:6-8 For the LORD has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, …

Hosea 5:6,15 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the …

Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried …

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

my soul

Songs 5:2,4 I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, …

Genesis 42:28 And he said to his brothers, My money is restored; and, see, it is …

2 Samuel 16:10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? …

Psalm 69:3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: my eyes fail while I …

Psalm 77:3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was …

Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: …

Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said to him, Before …

Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word …

Luke 22:61,62 And the Lord turned, and looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the …

i sought

Songs 3:1,2 By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, …

1 Samuel 28:6 And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither …

Psalm 22:1,2 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? why are you so far from …

Psalm 28:1 To you will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if …

Psalm 80:4 O LORD God of hosts, how long will you be angry against the prayer …

Psalm 88:9-14 My eye mourns by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily …

Isaiah 58:2,7-9 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation …

Lamentations 3:8 Also when I cry and shout, he shuts out my prayer.

Zechariah 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not …

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