Song of Solomon 2:8
New International Version
Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.

New Living Translation
Ah, I hear my lover coming! He is leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

English Standard Version
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

Berean Study Bible
Listen! My beloved approaches. Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.

New American Standard Bible
"Listen! My beloved! Behold, he is coming, Climbing on the mountains, Leaping on the hills!

New King James Version
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.

King James Bible
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

Christian Standard Bible
Listen! My love is approaching. Look! Here he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

Contemporary English Version
I hear the voice of the one I love, as he comes leaping over mountains and hills

Good News Translation
I hear my lover's voice. He comes running over the mountains, racing across the hills to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Listen! My love is approaching. Look! Here he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

International Standard Version
The voice of my beloved! Look! He's coming, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

NET Bible
Listen! My lover is approaching! Look! Here he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills!

New Heart English Bible
The voice of my beloved. Look, he comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I hear my beloved's voice. Look! Here he comes, sprinting over the mountains, racing over the hills.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hark! my beloved! behold, he cometh, Leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

New American Standard 1977
“Listen! My beloved! Behold, he is coming, Climbing on the mountains, Leaping on the hills!

Jubilee Bible 2000
The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping over the mountains, skipping over the hills.

King James 2000 Bible
The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

American King James Version
The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.

American Standard Version
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh, Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The voice of my kinsman! behold, he comes leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The voice of my beloved, behold he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping over the hills.

Darby Bible Translation
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he cometh Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.

English Revised Version
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

Webster's Bible Translation
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

World English Bible
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.

Young's Literal Translation
The voice of my beloved! lo, this -- he is coming, Leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.
Study Bible
The Bride's Admiration
7O daughters of Jerusalem, I adjure you by the gazelles and does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until the time is right. 8Listen! My beloved approaches. Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills. 9My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.…
Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:17
Before the day breaks and shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of Bether.

Song of Solomon 4:16
Awaken, O north wind, and come, O south wind. Breathe on my garden, and spread the fragrance of its spices. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choicest fruits.

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Treasury of Scripture

The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.

voice

Song of Solomon 5:2
I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

John 3:29
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

John 10:4,5,27
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice…

leaping

2 Samuel 6:16
And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.

Isaiah 35:6
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

Jeremiah 48:27
For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.

the mountains

Isaiah 40:3,4
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God…

Isaiah 44:23
Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.

Isaiah 49:11-13
And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted…







Lexicon
Listen!
ק֣וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

My beloved [approaches].
דּוֹדִ֔י (dō·w·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1730: To love, a love-token, lover, friend, an uncle

Look!
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

Here
זֶ֖ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

he comes,
בָּ֑א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

leaping
מְדַלֵּג֙ (mə·ḏal·lêḡ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1801: To spring

across
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the mountains,
הֶ֣הָרִ֔ים (he·hā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2022: Mountain, hill, hill country

bounding
מְקַפֵּ֖ץ (mə·qap·pêṣ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7092: To draw together, close, to leap, to die

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the hills.
הַגְּבָעֽוֹת׃ (hag·gə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock
(8) The voice of my beloved.--So here there is no need of the clumsy device of supposing the heroine in a dream. This most exquisite morsel of the whole poem falls quite naturally into its place if we regard it as a sweet recollection of the poet's, put into the mouth of the object of his affections. "The voice" (Heb., kol), used to arrest attention = Hark! (Comp. Psalms 29) The quick sense of love discerns his approach a long way off. (Compare--

"Before he mounts the hill, I know

He cometh quickly."--Tennyson's Fatima.)

Verse 8-ch. 3:5. - Part II. SONG OF SHULAMITH IN THE EMBRACE OF SOLOMON. Recollections of the wooing time in the north. Verse 8. - The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. There can be little doubt as to the meaning of this song. The bride is going back in thought to the scenes of her home life, and the sweet days of first love. "The house stands alone among the rocks and deep in the mountain range; around are the vineyards which the family have planted, and the hill pastures on which they feed their flocks. She longingly looks out for her distant lover." The expression, "The voice of my beloved!" must not be taken to mean that she hears the sound of his feet or voice, but simply as an interjection, like "hark!" (see Genesis 4:10, where the voice of the blood crying merely means, "Hark how thy brother's blood cries;" that is, "Believe that it does so cry"). So here, "I seem to hear the voice of my beloved; hark, he is coming!" It is a great delight to the soul to go back in thought over the memories of its first experience of the Saviour's presence. The Church is edified by the records of grace in the histories of Divine dealings. 2:8-13 The church pleases herself with thoughts of further communion with Christ. None besides can speak to the heart. She sees him come. This may be applied to the prospect the Old Testament saints had of Christ's coming in the flesh. He comes as pleased with his own undertaking. He comes speedily. Even when Christ seems to forsake, it is but for a moment; he will soon return with everlasting loving-kindness. The saints of old saw him, appearing through the sacrifices and ceremonial institutions. We see him through a glass darkly, as he manifests himself through the lattices. Christ invites the new convert to arise from sloth and despondency, and to leave sin and worldly vanities, for union and communion with him. The winter may mean years passed in ignorance and sin, unfruitful and miserable, or storms and tempests that accompanied his conviction of guilt and danger. Even the unripe fruits of holiness are pleasant unto Him whose grace has produced them. All these encouraging tokens and evidences of Divine favour, are motives to the soul to follow Christ more fully. Arise then, and come away from the world and the flesh, come into fellowship with Christ. This blessed change is owing wholly to the approaches and influences of the Sun of righteousness.
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