Parallel Verses

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?

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?

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?

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 Without realizing it, my desire set me with my royal people's chariots. 13 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?



Cross References

Genesis 32:2

When he saw them, Jacob said, "This is God's army." He called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Genesis 49:10

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes. To him will the obedience of the peoples be.

Judges 21:21

and watch. If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each man catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

2 Samuel 17:24

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

Psalm 76:2

And his abode is in Salem, and his lair in Zion.

Song of Songs 1:6

Do not stare at me because I am dark, because the sun has scorched me. My mother's sons were angry with me. They made me keeper of the vineyards. I haven't kept my own vineyard.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove in the clefts of the rock, In the hiding places of the mountainside, Let me see your face. Let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Isaiah 8:6

"Because this people have refused the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

Jeremiah 3:12-14

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, 'Return, you backsliding Israel,' says the LORD; 'I will not look in anger on you; for I am merciful,' says the LORD. 'I will not keep anger forever.

Jeremiah 3:22

"Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding." "Behold, we have come to you; for you are the LORD our God.

Hosea 14:1-4

Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen because of your sin.

Luke 7:44

Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and 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

Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."

John 9:7

and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means "Sent"). So he went away, washed, and came back seeing.

John 10:16

I have other sheep, which are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will hear my voice. They will become one flock with one shepherd.

Romans 3:29

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

Romans 7:23

but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, that you may not do the things that you desire.

Ephesians 2:14-17

For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition,

Ephesians 6:10-19

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.

2 Thessalonians 1:10

when he comes to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired among all those who have believed (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day.

Hebrews 7:2

to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace;

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