Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Swear to me, young women of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the does of the field, that you won't awaken or arouse love before its proper time!

New American Standard Bible

"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and the wild does of the field:
do not stir up or awaken love
until the appropriate time.

A Conservative Version

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake love, until it please.

American Standard Version

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the roes, or by the hinds of the field, That ye stir not up, nor awake my love, Until he please.

Amplified

[He said] I charge you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the hinds of the field [which are free to follow their own instincts] that you not try to stir up or awaken [my] love until it pleases.

Bible in Basic English

I say to you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes of the field, do not let love be moved till it is ready.

Darby Translation

I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles, or by the hinds of the field, That ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I charge you, O ye virgins of Jerusalem, by the roes and by the hinds of the field that ye not awake nor stir up love, until he pleases.

Julia Smith Translation

I adjured you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, if ye shall awake and if ye shall arouse love till he shall desire.

King James 2000

I charge you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, that you stir not up, nor awake love, till it pleases.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I adjure you, {O maidens of Jerusalem}, by the gazelles or by the does of the field, do not arouse or awaken love until it pleases!

Modern King James verseion

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles, and by the does of the field, do not stir up or awake my Love until He please.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the Roes and hinds of the field, that ye wake not up my love nor touch her, till she be content herself.

NET Bible

The Beloved to the Maidens: I adjure you, O maidens of Jerusalem, by the gazelles and by the young does of the open fields: Do not awaken or arouse love until it pleases!

New Heart English Bible

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.

The Emphasized Bible

HEI adjure you, ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, - That ye wake not, nor arouse, the dear love until she please! ****

Webster

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

World English Bible

I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, or by the hinds of the field, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires.

Youngs Literal Translation

I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, By the roes or by the hinds of the field, Stir not up nor wake the love till she please!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I charge
שׁבע 
 
Usage: 186

you, O ye daughters
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

ירוּשׁלים ירוּשׁלם 
Y@ruwshalaim 
Usage: 642

by the roes
צבי 
Ts@biy 
Usage: 32

and
או או 
'ow 
Usage: 320

by the hinds
איּלה 
'ayalah 
Usage: 8

of the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

that ye stir not up
עוּר 
`uwr 
Usage: 80

עוּר 
`uwr 
Usage: 80

my love
אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Double Refrain: Embrace And Adjuration

6 I wish that his left hand were under my head, and that his right hand were embracing me! 7 Swear to me, young women of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the does of the field, that you won't awaken or arouse love before its proper time! 8 The voice of my beloved! Look! He's coming, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills.



Cross References

Song of Songs 3:5

Swear to me, young women of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the does of the field, that you won't awaken or arouse love before its proper time!

Song of Songs 8:4

Swear to me, young women of Jerusalem, that you won't awaken or arouse love before its proper time!

Song of Songs 1:5

The daughters of Jerusalem, I'm dark and lovely like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Songs 5:8-9

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."

Proverbs 5:19

Like a loving deer, a beautiful doe, let her breasts satisfy you all the time. Be constantly intoxicated by her love.

Song of Songs 2:9

My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look, there he stands behind our wall, looking through the windows, gazing through the lattice.

Song of Songs 5:16

His mouth is sweetness, and all of him is desirable. This is my beloved, this is my friend, young women of Jerusalem!

Matthew 26:63

But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest told him, "I command you by the living God to tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God!"

Ephesians 5:22-33

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord.

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