Song of Solomon 3:8
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English Standard Version
all of them wearing swords and expert in war, each with his sword at his thigh, against terror by night.

King James Bible
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

American Standard Version
They all handle the sword, and are expert in war: Every man hath his sword upon his thigh, Because of fear in the night.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All holding swords, and most expert in war : every man's sword upon his thigh, because of fears in the night.

English Revised Version
They all handle the sword, and are expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because of fear in the night.

Webster's Bible Translation
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

Song of Solomon 3:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 So I will arise, then, and go about the city,

   The markets, and the streets;

   I will seek him whom my soul loveth! -

   I sought him, and found him not.

How could this night-search, with all the strength of love, be consistent with the modesty of a maiden? It is thus a dream which she relates. And if the beloved of her soul were a shepherd, would she seek him in the city, and not rather without, in the field or in some village? No; the beloved of her soul is Solomon; and in the dream, Jerusalem, his city is transported close to the mountains of her native home. The resolution expressed by "I will arise, then," is not introduced by "then I said," or any similar phrase: the scene consists of a monologue which dramatically represents that which is experienced. Regarding the second Chatef-Pathach of ואס, vid., Baer's Genesis, p. 7. שׁוקים is the plur of שׁוּק ( equals shavḳ), as שׁורים of שׁוּר ( equals shavr); the root-word שוק (Arab. shaḳ) signifies to press on, to follow after continuously; (Arab.) suwaḳ designates perhaps, originally, the place to which one drives cattle for sale, as in the desert; (Arab.) sawaḳ designates the place to which one drives cattle for drink (Wetzst.). The form אבקשׁה is without the Daghesh, as are all the forms of this verb except the imper.; the semi-guttural nature of the Koph has something opposing the simple Sheva.

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Psalm 45:3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.

Psalm 149:5-9 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds...

Isaiah 27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Ephesians 6:16-18 Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked...

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Nehemiah 4:21,22 So we labored in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared...

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober...

Cross References
Psalm 45:3
Gird your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and majesty!

Psalm 91:5
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

Song of Solomon 3:7
Behold, it is the litter of Solomon! Around it are sixty mighty men, some of the mighty men of Israel,

Song of Solomon 3:9
King Solomon made himself a carriage from the wood of Lebanon.

Jeremiah 50:9
For behold, I am stirring up and bringing against Babylon a gathering of great nations, from the north country. And they shall array themselves against her. From there she shall be taken. Their arrows are like a skilled warrior who does not return empty-handed.

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