Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

I slept, but my heart was awake. The voice of my beloved! he knocketh: Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, mine undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My locks with the drops of the night.

New American Standard Bible

"I was asleep but my heart was awake. A voice! My beloved was knocking: 'Open to me, my sister, my darling, My dove, my perfect one! For my head is drenched with dew, My locks with the damp of the night.'

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

W I sleep, but my heart is awake.
A sound! My love is knocking!M Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my perfect one.
For my head is drenched with dew,
my hair with droplets of the night.

International Standard Version

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. There's a sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open up for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

American Standard Version

I was asleep, but my heart waked: 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, My locks with the drops of the night.

Amplified

I went to sleep, but my heart stayed awake. [I dreamed that I heard] the voice of my beloved as he knocked [at the door of my mother's cottage]. Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my spotless one [he said], for I am wet with the [heavy] night dew; my hair is covered with it.

Bible in Basic English

I am sleeping, but my heart is awake; it is the sound of my loved one at the door, saying, Be open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my very beautiful one; my head is wet with dew, and my hair with the drops of the night.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

I sleep, but my heart watches for the voice of my beloved that knocks at the door, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

Julia Smith Translation

I slept and my heart waked: the voice of my beloved knocks at the door; Open to me, my sister, my friend, my dove, my perfect one: my head was filled with dew, my locks with the drops of the night

King James 2000

I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

Lexham Expanded Bible

I [was] asleep but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved knocking! "Open to me, my sister, my beloved, my dove, my perfect one! For my head is full of dew, {my hair drenched from the moist night air}."

Modern King James verseion

I sleep, but my heart is awake. It is the sound of my Beloved that knocks, saying, Open to Me, My sister, My love, My dove, My undefiled; for My head is filled with dew, My locks with the drops of the night.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As I was asleep, and my heart waking, I heard the voice of my beloved, when he knocked. Open to me, said he, O my sister, my love, my darling, my dove: for my head is full of dew, and my locks of my hair are full of the night drops.

NET Bible

The Beloved about Her Lover: I was asleep, but my mind was dreaming. Listen! My lover is knocking at the door! The Lover to His Beloved: "Open for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one! My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

New Heart English Bible

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."

The Emphasized Bible

SHEI, was sleeping, but, my heart, was awake, - The voice of my beloved - knocking! Open to me, my sister, my fair one, my dove, my perfect one, for, my head, is filled with dew, my locks, with the moisture of the night.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."

Youngs Literal Translation

I am sleeping, but my heart waketh: The sound of my beloved knocking! 'Open to me, my sister, my friend, My dove, my perfect one, For my head is filled with dew, My locks with drops of the night.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I sleep
ישׁן 
Yashen 
Usage: 9

עוּר 
`uwr 
Usage: 80

it is the voice
קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

of my beloved
דּד דּוד 
Dowd 
Usage: 61

דּפק 
Daphaq 
Usage: 3

פּתח 
Pathach 
Usage: 143

to me, my sister
אחות 
'achowth 
Usage: 114

my love
רעיה 
Ra`yah 
Usage: 9

my dove
יונה 
Yownah 
Usage: 31

תּם 
Tam 
Usage: 13

for my head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

is filled
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

with dew
טל 
Tal 
dew
Usage: 31

and my locks
קוצּה 
Q@vutstsah 
Usage: 2

with the drops
רסיס 
Raciyc 
Usage: 2

Verse Info

Context Readings

Maiden's Dream: Seeking And Not Finding

1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, beloved ones! 2 I slept, but my heart was awake. The voice of my beloved! he knocketh: Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, mine undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My locks with the drops of the night. 3 I have put off my tunic, how should I put it on? I have washed my feet, how should I pollute them? --



Cross References

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door and am knocking; if any one hear my voice and open the door, I will come in unto him and sup with him, and he with me.

Genesis 29:20

And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they were in his eyes as single days, because he loved her.

Genesis 31:40-41

Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, ye gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.

Psalm 81:10

I am Jehovah thy God, that brought thee up out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalm 119:1

ALEPH. Blessed are the perfect in the way, who walk in the law of Jehovah.

Proverbs 23:26

My son, give me thy heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

Song of Songs 2:8

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

Song of Songs 2:10

My beloved spake and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

Song of Songs 3:1

On my bed, in the nights, I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

Song of Songs 4:7

Thou art all fair, my love; And there is no spot in thee.

Song of Songs 4:9

Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; Thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, With one chain of thy neck.

Song of Songs 5:11

His head is as the finest gold; His locks are flowing, black as the raven;

Song of Songs 7:9

And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine, ... That goeth down smoothly for my beloved, And stealeth over the lips of them that are asleep.

Song of Songs 8:7

Many waters cannot quench love, Neither do the floods drown it: Even if a man gave all the substance of his house for love, It would utterly be contemned.

Isaiah 50:6

I gave my back to smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Isaiah 52:14

As many were astonished at thee his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the children of men

Isaiah 53:3-5

He is despised and left alone of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and like one from whom men hide their faces; despised, and we esteemed him not.

Daniel 8:18

Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep stupor, with my face toward the ground. And he touched me, and set me up where I had stood.

Zechariah 4:1

And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.

Matthew 8:17

so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities and bore our diseases.

Matthew 25:4-5

but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches.

Matthew 25:35-45

for I hungered, and ye gave me to eat; I thirsted, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in;

Matthew 26:40-41

And he comes to the disciples and finds them sleeping, and says to Peter, Thus ye have not been able to watch one hour with me?

Mark 1:35

And rising in the morning long before day, he went out and went away into a desert place, and there prayed.

Luke 6:12

And it came to pass in those days that he went out into the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God.

Luke 9:32

But Peter and those with him were oppressed with sleep: but having fully awoke up they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.

Luke 22:44

And being in conflict he prayed more intently. And his sweat became as great drops of blood, falling down upon the earth.

John 10:4

When he has put forth all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15

For the love of the Christ constrains us, having judged this: that one died for all, then all have died;

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ, and no longer live, I, but Christ lives in me; but in that I now live in flesh, I live by faith, the faith of the Son of God, who has loved me and given himself for me.

Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he says, Wake up, thou that sleepest, and arise up from among the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.

Revelation 3:4

But thou hast a few names in Sardis which have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white, because they are worthy.

Revelation 14:4

These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins: these are they who follow the Lamb wheresoever it goes. These have been bought from men as first-fruits to God and to the Lamb:

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