Parallel Verses

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 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.

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 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 I was beside myself with joy! There please give me your myrrh, O daughter of my princely people. 13 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?



Cross References

Genesis 32:2

When Jacob saw them, he exclaimed, "This is the camp of God!" So he named that place Mahanaim.

Genesis 49:10

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; the nations will obey him.

Judges 21:21

and keep your eyes open. When you see the daughters of Shiloh coming out to dance in the celebration, jump out from the vineyards. Each one of you, catch yourself a wife from among the daughters of Shiloh and then go home to the land of Benjamin.

2 Samuel 17:24

Meanwhile David had gone to Mahanaim, while Absalom and all the men of Israel had crossed the Jordan River.

Psalm 76:2

He lives in Salem; he dwells in Zion.

Song of Songs 1:6

Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has burned my skin. My brothers were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards. Alas, my own vineyard I could not keep!

Song of Songs 2:14

The Lover to His Beloved: O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places of the mountain crags, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Isaiah 8:6

"These people have rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah and melt in fear over Rezin and the son of Remaliah.

Jeremiah 3:12-14

"Go and shout this message to my people in the countries in the north. Tell them, 'Come back to me, wayward Israel,' says the Lord. 'I will not continue to look on you with displeasure. For I am merciful,' says the Lord. 'I will not be angry with you forever.

Jeremiah 3:22

Come back to me, you wayward people. I want to cure your waywardness. Say, 'Here we are. We come to you because you are the Lord our God.

Hosea 14:1-4

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for your sin has been your downfall!

Luke 7:44

Then, turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house. You gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

John 9:7

and said to him, "Go wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated "sent"). So the blind man went away and washed, and came back seeing.

John 10:16

I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd.

Romans 3:29

Or is God the God of the Jews only? Is he not the God of the Gentiles too? Yes, of the Gentiles too!

Romans 7:23

But I see a different law in my members waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that is in my members.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh has desires that are opposed to the Spirit, and the Spirit has desires that are opposed to the flesh, for these are in opposition to each other, so that you cannot do what you want.

Ephesians 2:14-17

For he is our peace, the one who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility,

Ephesians 6:10-19

Finally, be strengthened in the Lord and in the strength of his power.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when he comes to be glorified among his saints and admired on that day among all who have believed -- and you did in fact believe our testimony.

Hebrews 7:2

To him also Abraham apportioned a tithe of everything. His name first means king of righteousness, then king of Salem, that is, king of peace.

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