Song of Solomon 5:8
New International Version
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you— if you find my beloved, what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love.

New Living Translation
Make this promise, O women of Jerusalem— If you find my lover, tell him I am weak with love. Young Women of Jerusalem

English Standard Version
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I am sick with love.

Berean Study Bible
O daughters of Jerusalem, I adjure you, if you find my beloved, tell him I am sick with love.

King James Bible
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

New King James Version
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, That you tell him I am lovesick!

New American Standard Bible
“Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick.”

NASB 1995
“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick.”

NASB 1977
“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick.”

Amplified Bible
“I command that you take an oath, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you tell him— [Say that] I am sick from love [sick from being without him].”

Christian Standard Bible
Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you, if you find my love, tell him that I am lovesick. Young Women

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you: if you find my love, tell him that I am lovesick. Y

American Standard Version
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved, That ye tell him, that I am sick from love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I charge you daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, tell him that I am sick with love

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have charged you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the powers and the virtues of the field: if ye should find my kinsman, what are ye to say to him? That I am wounded with love.

Contemporary English Version
Young women of Jerusalem, if you find the one I love, please say to him, "She is weak with desire."

Douay-Rheims Bible
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love.

English Revised Version
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

Good News Translation
Promise me, women of Jerusalem, that if you find my lover, you will tell him I am weak from passion.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Young women of Jerusalem, swear to me that if you find my beloved you will tell him I am hopelessly lovesick.

International Standard Version
I charge you, young women of Jerusalem, "If you find my beloved, what are you to tell him? Tell him that I'm weak with love."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved, what will ye tell him? That I am love-sick.'

Literal Standard Version
I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved—What do you tell him? That I [am] sick with love!

NET Bible
O maidens of Jerusalem, I command you--If you find my beloved, what will you tell him? Tell him that I am lovesick!

New Heart English Bible
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love.

World English Bible
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love. Friends

Young's Literal Translation
I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved -- What do ye tell him? that I am sick with love!

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Bride and Her Beloved
7I encountered the watchmen on their rounds of the city. They beat me and bruised me; they took away my cloak, those guardians of the walls. 8O daughters of Jerusalem, I adjure you, if you find my beloved, tell him I am sick with love. 9How is your beloved better than others, O most beautiful among women? How is your beloved better than another, that you charge us so?…

Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:5
I am dark, yet lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 2:5
Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love.

Song of Solomon 2:7
O 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.

Song of Solomon 3:5
O 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.


Treasury of Scripture

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.

charge

Song of Solomon 2:7
I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Song of Solomon 8:4
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

if ye

Romans 15:30
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Galatians 6:1,2
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted…

James 5:16
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

that ye

Psalm 42:1-3
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God…

Psalm 63:1-3
A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; …

Psalm 77:1-3
To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me…









Verse 8. - I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love. This appeal to the ladies suggests that the bride is speaking from her place in the royal palace; but it may be taken otherwise, as a poetical transference of time and place, from the place where the dream actually occurred, to Jerusalem. It is difficult, in a poem of such a kind, to explain every turn of language objectively. We cannot, however, be far wrong if we say the bride is rejoicing, in the presence of her attendant ladies, in the love of Solomon. He has just left her, and she takes the opportunity of relating the dream, that she may say how she cannot bear his absence and how she adores him. The ladies enter at once into the pleasant scheme of her fancy, and assume that they are with her in the country place, and ready to help her to find her shepherd lover, who has turned away from her when she did not at once respond to his call. The daughters of Jerusalem will, of course, symbolically represent those who, by their sympathy and by their similar relation to the object of our love, are ready to help us to rejoice - our fellow believers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O daughters
בְּנ֣וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of Jerusalem,
יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

I adjure
הִשְׁבַּ֥עְתִּי (hiš·ba‘·tî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

you,
אֶתְכֶ֖ם (’eṯ·ḵem)
Direct object marker | second person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

if
אִֽם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you find
תִּמְצְאוּ֙ (tim·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

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

tell him
תַּגִּ֣ידוּ (tag·gî·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

I
אָֽנִי׃ (’ā·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

[am] sick
שֶׁחוֹלַ֥ת (še·ḥō·w·laṯ)
Pronoun - relative | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2470: To be weak or sick

with love.
אַהֲבָ֖ה (’a·hă·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 160: Love (noun)


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