Song of Solomon

King James Version (KJV)

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Song of Solomon 5:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I sleepe, but my heart waketh: it is the voyce of my beloued that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my loue, my doue, my vndefiled: for my head is filled with dewe, and my lockes with the drops of the night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's 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."
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

I sleep, but my heart waketh; Hark! my beloved knocketh: '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.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 5:2


5:2 Asleep - I was dull, and sluggish. But - Yet in my very sleep my thoughts were running upon my beloved. It is - Between sleeping and waking, I heard his voice. Knocketh - By his word, and providence, and spirit, at the door of my heart. Open - Inviting me to let him into my soul. My love - This heap of kind compellations signifies Christ's fervent affection to his people. With dew - While I wait without thy door, which signifies his sufferings for the church's good. The drops - The dew which falls in the night.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 5

  • THOMAS
    The song of Solomon is not an allegory of Christ and his church It is about godly courtship and chastity before marriage. I can see where the church Fathers would try to place Christ in this book but it just does not fit.
  • Insight 777
    There is symbolism in the song of Solomon but what is flattered, courted and desired is made clear in verses 15 and 16. The object of desire is Lebanon. Jerusalem needs Lebanon as an ally. Verse 7 speaks of violence. Israel needs control or alliance with Lebanon for self defense. The walls are the borders and the veil is what one has for protection. The Israeli and Lebanese border is volatile. Currently, Israel has attacked Hezbollah in Syria and this border between Lebanon and Israel is on alert. Israel has made airstrikes over the past 2 years targeting shipments of advanced weapons from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Israel needs the friendship of Lebanon to fight Hezbollah.
  • Brandon
    I in Song of Solomon chapter 5. What is the name of the woman there in this chapter and where do we find Jesus in it?
  • Lea
    A beautiful chapter. The first part is kind of sad, like the daily struggles we may have in being obedient to the Lord because of our human nature, ever find yourself guilty of feeling that what God has asked you to do is an inconvenience instead of jumping for joy that he is calling to you, wanting to be near you, have fellowship with you? Ah.. good ole human nature gets in the way, but later the bride recognizes that she has neglected the bride groom. This whole chapter is such a beautiful picture of the relationship of the bride and bridegroom. So they ask her, "what is your beloved or how is he any greater than another? " and then the verses that describe him.. He is white and ruddy purity. His head fine gold Godly thoughts, pure thoughts and the head that bore the crown of thorns. Eyes of a dove, "He beheld them as sheep with no shepherd " tender eyes full of mercy. Cheeks of spices. Jesus was smitten on the cheek and he retaliated with kindness and mercy. His hands with rings.. Back in the day the rings that sealed documents or the giving of life to someone or their death sentence was the signet ring.. The ring was to attest the authority of its bearer. This is our King and we understand that he will be just and fair and kind. His mouth, "Does a fountain send forth at the same time sweet and bitter water " Jesus was certainly never so wishy washy because he was so completely full of the spirit. It 's a perfect image of our Savior and its easy to see why he is so far above anything or anyone else to us
  • Sheree
    Vs.16 she speaks about friendship...In a marriage, it is important to remain best friends!!!
  • Len Matthews for verse 7
    The 'watch men' and 'keepers of the wall' in our western culture would be our politicians and parliamentarians. They are effectively taking away the veil of the believers. They have taken for themselves and our culture have charged them with the responsibily of protection and security. They not only have failed. They are actively removing the veil from the Church and all believers. They have failed all in our society.

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