Song of Solomon

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Song of Solomon 1:8

“If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou know not (O thou fairest among women) goe thy way forth by the footsteps of the flocke, and feede thy kiddes beside the shepheards tents.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If you yourself do not know, Most beautiful among women, Go forth on the trail of the flock And pasture your young goats By the tents of the shepherds.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you have not knowledge, O most beautiful among women, go on your way in the footsteps of the flock, and give your young goats food by the tents of the keepers.
- Basic English Bible

If thou know not, thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds' booths.
- Darby Bible

If thou knowest not, O thou fairest among women, go forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds tents.
- Webster's Bible

If you don't know, most beautiful among women, follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.
- World English Bible

If thou knowest not, O fair among women, Get thee forth by the traces of the flock, And feed thy kids by the shepherds' dwellings!
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock and feed thy kids, beside the shepherds' tents.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:8


1:8 If - This is Christ's answer. Go - Observe and follow the paths which my sheep have trodden before thee, my faithful servants, Abraham, and others. For the church in all ages is one and the same, and there is but one way for the substance, in which all the saints from the beginning of the world walk, Christ being the same yesterday, and to day, and forever. Feed - Take care for the feeding of all, and especially young and weak Christians. Beside - Under the conduct, and according to the instruction of my faithful shepherds, chiefly those who have gone before thee, the prophets and apostles, and in subordination to them, and to their writings, and to others whom I shall raise from time to time to feed my people.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • David
    That book is amazing to read so many time you never say o my i do not read anymore what aver there it true , God show how to love your Life partner and care for her rest of your life that is there in that Song of Solomon ,
  • BSP
    The loving expressions found in this chapter are good examples of the beautiful and up building speech that should exist in a loving relationship.
  • Donell Whitmore Jr
    The passage is a hidden metaphor on the LOVE between Groom and bride The Marriage , which is the reflection of the body of Christ. Remember the bible is SPIRITUAL, and god takes pleasure not only to those that walk by faith, but to whom follow his wording by having an ear. kingdom principles
  • Lu2677
    This is a romantic love song by Solomon to a woman! Given as an example as how men are suppose to love their wives.
  • Nghia huynh
    I agree with Mary's idea . As I went through the chapters song of songs , there was a female mentioned here, and she was black. And the whole chapters never mentioned God. When we read the Bible that mentioned about the Queen Shiba, I already got my thought that she perhaps became King Salomon's lover and so on.
  • Adriano Belotti
    I think the Song of Solomon is true in what loves is all about. Some times we do things that pulls us from what God wants from us and do wat we think God wants us to do. Love is the only thing that God has for us that makes Him forgive us for those things. The same in a marriage. If one makes a mistake ask for forgiveness from your hard as we do to God and be sincere. Love is for eve so is God.

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