Song of Solomon 6:13
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New International Version
Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! He Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?

New Living Translation
Return, return to us, O maid of Shulam. Come back, come back, that we may see you again. Why do you stare at this young woman of Shulam, as she moves so gracefully between two lines of dancers?

English Standard Version
Return, return, O Shulammite, return, return, that we may look upon you. He Why should you look upon the Shulammite, as upon a dance before two armies?

New American Standard Bible
"Come back, come back, O Shulammite; Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!" "Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, As at the dance of the two companies?

King James Bible
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Come back, come back, Shulammite! Come back, come back, that we may look at you! M Why are you looking at the Shulammite, as you look at the dance of the two camps?

International Standard Version
Return, return, Shulammite, return, return, so we may look at you! Why should you look at the Shulammite, like you watch the dance of the two camps?

NET Bible
Turn, turn, O Perfect One! Turn, turn, that I may stare at you! The Beloved to Her Lover: Why do you gaze upon the Perfect One like the dance of the Mahanaim?

New Heart English Bible
Return, return, Shulammite. Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come back! Come back, young woman from Shulam! Come back! Come back so that we may look at you! Why do you look at me, the young woman from Shulam, as you look at the dance of Mahanaim?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulammite? As it were a dance of two companies.

New American Standard 1977
“<,>Come back, come back, O Shulammite;
            Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!”
            

      “Why should you gaze at the Shulammite,
            As at the dance of the two companies?



Jubilee Bible 2000
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? She shall be as a multitude of tabernacles.

King James 2000 Bible
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon you. Why will you look upon the Shulamite? As upon a dance before two armies?.

American King James Version
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look on you. What will you see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

American Standard Version
Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. Why will ye look upon the Shulammite, As upon the dance of Mahanaim?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Return, return, O Sulamitess : return, return that we may behold thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. -- What would ye look upon in the Shulamite? -- As it were the dance of two camps.

English Revised Version
Return, return, O Shulammite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. Why will ye look upon the Shulammite, as upon the dance of Mahanaim?

Webster's Bible Translation
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

World English Bible
Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?

Young's Literal Translation
Return, return, O Shulammith! Return, return, and we look upon thee. What do ye see in Shulammith?

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:11-13 In retirement and in meditation the Christian character is formed and perfected. But not in the retirement of the idle, the self-indulgent, or the trifler. When the Christian is released from the discharge of his duties in life, the world has no attractions for him. His prayer is, that all things belonging to the Spirit may live and grow within him, and around him. Such are the interesting cares and employments of him whom the world wrongly deems unhappy, and lost to his true interests. In humility and self-abasement, the humble Christian would turn away from the sight of all; but the Lord delights to honour him. Chiefly, however, may the reference be to the ministering angels who shall be sent for the soul of the Christian. Their approach may startle, but the departing soul shall find the Lord its strength and its portion for ever. The church is called the Shulamite: the word signifies perfection and peace; not in herself, but in Christ, in whom she is complete, through his righteousness; and has peace, which he made for her through his blood, and gives unto her by his Spirit.
Study Bible
The Friends
12"Before I was aware, my soul set me Over the chariots of my noble people." 13"Come back, come back, O Shulammite; Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!" "Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, As at the dance of the two companies?
Cross References
Genesis 32:2
Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.

Judges 21:21
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

2 Samuel 17:24
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Song of Solomon 6:12
"Before I was aware, my soul set me Over the chariots of my noble people."
Treasury of Scripture

Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look on you. What will you see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

return

Songs 2:14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places …

Jeremiah 3:12-14,22 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you …

Hosea 14:1-4 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity…

what

Songs 1:6 Look not on me, because I am black, because the sun has looked on …

Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, See you this woman? …

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels …

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints…

shulamite

Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between …

Psalm 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

Isaiah 8:6 For as much as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah that go …

John 9:7 And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, …

Hebrews 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation …

as

John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must …

Romans 3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, …

Ephesians 2:14-17 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the …

two armies

Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called …

Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind…

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the …

Ephesians 6:10-19 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…

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