Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 
Usage: 46


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

אם 
'em 
Usage: 220

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

הרה 
Harah 
Usage: 45

Verse Info

Context Readings

Maiden's Dream (?): Seeking And Finding

3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: Have ye seen him whom my soul loveth? 4 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. 5 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.


Cross References

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go: keep her, for she is thy life.

Proverbs 8:17

I love those that love me; and they that seek me early shall find me.

Song of Songs 8:2

I would lead thee, bring thee into my mother's house; Thou wouldest instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine, Of the juice of my pomegranate.

Genesis 32:26

And he said, Let me go, for the dawn ariseth. And he said, I will not let thee go except thou bless me.

Song of Songs 6:12

Before I was aware, My soul set me upon the chariots of my willing people.

Song of Songs 7:5

Thy head upon thee is like Carmel, And the locks of thy head like purple; The king is fettered by thy ringlets!

Isaiah 45:19

I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek me in vain: I am Jehovah, speaking righteousness, declaring things which are right.

Isaiah 49:14-18

But Zion said, Jehovah hath forsaken me, and the Lord hath forgotten me.

Isaiah 54:1-3

Exult, thou barren, that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and shout for joy, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

Jeremiah 29:13

and ye shall seek me and find me, for ye shall search for me with all your heart,

Lamentations 3:25

Jehovah is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Hosea 12:3-4

He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and in his strength he wrestled with God.

Matthew 7:7

Ask, and it shall be given to you. Seek, and ye shall find. Knock, and it shall be opened to you.

Matthew 28:9

And as they went to bring his disciples word, behold also, Jesus met them, saying, Hail! And they coming up took him by the feet, and did him homage.

John 20:16-17

Jesus says to her, Mary. She, turning round, says to him in Hebrew, Rabboni, which means Teacher.

Galatians 4:26

but the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother.

Revelation 3:11-12

I come quickly: hold fast what thou hast, that no one take thy crown.

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