Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Turn again, turn again, O thou Shulamite; turn again, turn again, that we may look upon thee. What pleasure have ye more in the Shulamite, than when she danceth among the men of war?

New American Standard Bible

Come back, come back, O Shulammite;
Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!”
Why should you gaze at the Shulammite,
As at the dance of the two companies?

King James Version

Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

Holman Bible

Y Come back, come back, Shulammite!
Come back, come back, that we may look at you!


M Why are you looking at the Shulammite,
as you look at the dance of the two camps?


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International Standard Version

Return, return, Shulammite, return, return, so we may look at you! Why should you look at the Shulammite, like you watch the dance of the two camps?

A Conservative Version

Return, return, O Shulammite, return, return, that we may look upon thee. Why will ye look upon the Shulammite, as upon the dance of two armies?

American Standard Version

Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. Why will ye look upon the Shulammite, As upon the dance of Mahanaim?

Amplified

(The Chorus)
“Return, return, O Shulammite;
Return, return, that we may gaze at you.”

Bible in Basic English

Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, so that our eyes may see you. What will you see in the Shulammite? A sword-dance.

Darby Translation

Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. What would ye look upon in the Shulamite? As it were the dance of two camps.

Julia Smith Translation

Turn back, turn back, thou Shulamite; turn back, turn back, and we will look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As the stringed instrument of the camps.

King James 2000

Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon you. Why will you look upon the Shulamite? As upon a dance before two armies?.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Turn, turn, O Shulammite! Turn, turn so that we may look upon you! Why do you look upon the Shulammite as [at] a dance of the two armies?

Modern King James verseion

Return, return, O Shulamite! Return, return, that we may look on you. What will you see in the Shulamite? As it were the dance of two camps.

NET Bible

The Lover to His Beloved: Turn, turn, O Perfect One! Turn, turn, that I may stare at you! The Beloved to Her Lover: Why do you gaze upon the Perfect One like the dance of the Mahanaim?

New Heart English Bible

Return, return, Shulammite. Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?

The Emphasized Bible

THEYReturn, return, O Shulamite, Return, return, that we may look on thee! SHEWhat would ye look on in the Shulamite? THEYAs it were the dance of a double camp --

Webster

Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

World English Bible

Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?

Youngs Literal Translation

Return, return, O Shulammith! Return, return, and we look upon thee. What do ye see in Shulammith?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058
Usage: 1058
Usage: 1058

שׁוּלמּית 
Shuwlammiyth 
Usage: 2

חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

upon thee. What will ye see
חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

in the Shulamite
שׁוּלמּית 
Shuwlammiyth 
Usage: 2

As it were the company
מחלה 
M@chowlah 
Usage: 8

Verse Info

Context Readings

The Friends Call To The Woman

12 Then the chariots of the prince of my people made me suddenly afraid. 13 Turn again, turn again, O thou Shulamite; turn again, turn again, that we may look upon thee. What pleasure have ye more in the Shulamite, than when she danceth among the men of war?



Cross References

Genesis 32:2

And when Jacob saw them, he said, "This is God's host," and called the name of that same place Mahanaim.

Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a ruler from between his legs, until Shiloh come, unto whom the people shall hearken.

Judges 21:21

And when ye see that the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in a row, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man a wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and get you unto the land of Benjamin."

2 Samuel 17:24

Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, both he and all the men of Israel with him.

Psalm 76:2

At Salem is his tabernacle, and his dwelling in Zion.

Song of Songs 1:6

Marvel not at me that I am so black: For why? The sun hath shined upon me. My mother's children had evil will at me, they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Song of Songs 2:14

Up, haste my love, my dove, in the holes of the rock and secret places of the walls. Show me thy face and let me hear thy voice: for thy voice is sweet and thy fashion beautiful.

Isaiah 8:6

"Forasmuch as the people refuseth the still-running water of Siloam, and put their delight in Rezin and Remaliah's son:

Jeremiah 3:12-14

and therefore go preach these words toward the north, and say, 'Thou shrinking Israel, turn again, sayeth the LORD; and I will not turn my face from you, for I am merciful, sayeth the LORD. And I will not always bear displeasure against thee:

Jeremiah 3:22

"O ye shrinking children, turn again, saying, "Lo, we are thine, for thou art the LORD our God!" And so shall I heal your backturnings.

Hosea 14:1-4

Turn Israel unto the LORD thy God: For thou art fallen for thy wickednesses' sake.

Luke 7:44

And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, "Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, and thou gavest me no water to my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

Luke 15:10

Likewise I say unto you, Joy is made in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth."

John 9:7

and said unto him, "Go wash thee in the pool of Siloam" - which by interpretation, signifieth Sent. He went his way and washed, and came again seeing.

John 10:16

and other sheep I have, which are not of this fold. Them also must I bring, that they may hear my voice. And that there may be one flock, and one shepherd.

Romans 3:29

Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also the God of the gentiles? Yes, even of the Gentiles also.

Romans 7:23

But I see another law in my members rebelling against the law of my mind, and subduing me unto the law of sin, which is in my members.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusteth contrary to the spirit, and the spirit contrary to the flesh. These are contrary one to the other, so that ye cannot do that which ye would.

Ephesians 2:14-17

For he is our peace, which hath made of both one, and hath broken down the wall in the midst, that was a stop between us,

Ephesians 6:10-19

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be made marvelous in all them that believe: because our testimony that we had unto you, was believed even the same day that we preached it.

Hebrews 7:2

to whom also Abraham gave tithes of all things - first is, by interpretation, king of righteousness, after that he is king of Salem, that is to say king of peace,

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