Song of Solomon 3:4



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me."

King James Version

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

International Standard Version

I had just passed them when I found the one I love. I held him and wouldn't let him go until I brought him to my mother's house, to the room of the one who conceived me.

A Conservative Version

It was but a little that I passed from them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

American Standard Version

It was but a little that I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Amplified

I had gone but a little way past them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Bible in Basic English

I was but a little way from them, when I came face to face with him who is the love of my soul. I took him by the hands, and did not let him go, till I had taken him into my mother's house, and into the room of her who gave me birth.

Darby Translation

Scarcely had I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Holman Bible

I had just passed them when I found the one I love. I held on to him and would not let him go until I brought him to my mother's house- to the chamber of the one who conceived me.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It was but a little that I passed from them that I found him whom my soul loves: I held him and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house and into the chamber of her that brought me into the light.

Julia Smith Translation

As a little I passed from them till I found him my soul loved: I held him fast, and I shall not let him go till I brought him into my mother's house, and to the chamber of her conceiving me.

King James 2000

It was but a little after I passed by them, when I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Scarcely had I passed} by them when I found him whom my {heart} loves. I held him and I would not let him go until I brought him to the house of my mother, into the bedroom chamber of she who conceived me.

Modern King James verseion

But a little while after I passed from them, I found Him whom my soul loves. I held Him and would not let Him go, until I had brought Him into my mother's house, and into the room of her who conceived me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So when I was a little past them, I found him whom my soul loveth. I have gotten hold upon him, and will not let him go, until I bring him into my mother's house, and in to her chamber that bare me.

NET Bible

Scarcely had I passed them by when I found my beloved! I held onto him tightly and would not let him go until I brought him to my mother's house, to the bedroom chamber of the one who conceived me.

New Heart English Bible

I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the chamber of her who conceived me.

New simplified Bible

Shortly after I passed by them, I found the one I love. I held him, and would not let him go, until I brought him to my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.'

The Emphasized Bible

Scarcely had I passed from them, when I found the beloved of my soul, - I caught him, and would not let him go, until that I had brought him into the house of my mother, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

Webster

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

World English Bible

I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the room of her who conceived me.

Youngs Literal Translation

But a little I passed on from them, Till I found him whom my soul hath loved! I seized him, and let him not go, Till I brought him in unto the house of my mother -- And the chamber of her that conceived me.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It was but a little
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

עבר 
`abar 
over , pass , through , pass by , go , away , pass on ,
Usage: 557

from them, but I found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

I held
אחז 
'achaz 
Usage: 66

him, and would not let him go
רפה 
Raphah 
feeble , fail , weaken , go , alone , idle , stay , slack , faint , forsake , abated , cease ,
Usage: 46


come , bring , ... in , enter , go , carry , ...down , pass , ...out ,
Usage: 0

אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and into the chamber
חדר 
Cheder 
Usage: 38

הרה 
Harah 
Usage: 45

Context Readings

Maiden's Dream (?): Seeking And Finding

3 "The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, And I said, 'Have you seen him whom my soul loves?' 4 "Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me." 5 "I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you will not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."


Cross References

Proverbs 4:13

Take hold of instruction; do not let go Guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 8:17

"I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

Song of Songs 8:2

"I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.

Genesis 32:26

Then he said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking." But he said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."

Song of Songs 6:12

"Before I was aware, my soul set me Over the chariots of my noble people."

Song of Songs 7:5

"Your head crowns you like Carmel, And the flowing locks of your head are like purple threads; The king is captivated by your tresses.

Isaiah 45:19

"I have not spoken in secret, In some dark land; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, 'Seek Me in a waste place'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, Declaring things that are upright.

Isaiah 49:14-18

But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me."

Isaiah 54:1-3

"Shout for joy, O barren one, you who have borne no child; Break forth into joyful shouting and cry aloud, you who have not travailed; For the sons of the desolate one will be more numerous Than the sons of the married woman," says the LORD.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Jeremiah 29:13

'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

Lamentations 3:25

The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Hosea 12:3-4

In the womb he took his brother by the heel, And in his maturity he contended with God.

Matthew 7:7

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 28:9

And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him.

John 20:16-17

Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" (which means, Teacher).

Galatians 4:26

But the Jerusalem above is free; she is our mother.

Revelation 3:11-12

'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.



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