Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 1:7

“Tell me, (O thou whom my soule loueth) where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flocke to rest at noone: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flockes of thy companions?”

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Other Translations

Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest [thy flock] to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
- King James Version

"Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, Where do you pasture {your flock,} Where do you make {it} lie down at noon? For why should I be like one who veils herself Beside the flocks of your companions?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest `thy flock', Where thou makest `it' to rest at noon: For why should I be as one that is veiled Beside the flocks of thy companions?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say, O love of my soul, where you give food to your flock, and where you make them take their rest in the heat of the day; why have I to be as one wandering by the flocks of your friends?
- Basic English Bible

Tell me, thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest [thy flock], Where thou makest it to rest at noon; For why should I be as one veiled Beside the flocks of thy companions?
- Darby Bible

Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
- Webster's Bible

Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? Lover
- World English Bible

Declare to me, thou whom my soul hath loved, Where thou delightest, Where thou liest down at noon, For why am I as one veiled, By the ranks of thy companions?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon; for why should I be as one that veileth herself beside the flocks of thy companions?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 1:7


1:7 Tell me - Notwithstanding all these discouragements and afflictions which I suffer for thy sake, and for my love to thee. Being reproached and persecuted by others, I flee to thee, O my only refuge and joy. Feedest - Thy flock, discover to me which is thy true church, and which are those assemblies and people where thou art present. This is the request of particular believers. At noon - In the heat of the day, when the shepherds in those hot countries used to lead their flocks into shady places. Whereby he means the time of persecution, when it is hard to discover the true church, because she is deformed by it, and because she is obscured and driven into the wilderness. That turneth - Or, a wanderer, or vagabond; like a neglected and forlorn creature exposed both to censure and danger. The flocks - The assemblies of corrupt teachers and worshippers. These he calls Christ's companions because they profess the name of Christ, and their conjunction with him in God's worship.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 1

  • Alex
    The 2 lovers in song are christ and th church but they refer to each other as having doves eyes,husbands love your wives as christ loved the church n gave his life for it.moses commanded them to offer up 2 turtle doves for a leprosy wash them by running water his baptism then 1 had to be killed and his blood sprinkled on the living bird th church then the livin bird was set free thats us sinners
  • Kathryn
    Regardless of color. Red, Yellow, Black or Whuite we are all children of the most high God. When I stand next to someone I m not focused on their color I am focused on them being my brother or my sister .
  • Carmen
    Our Lord has great power,praise the lord for thee words Amen
  • Bert Clayton
    No swarthy was out dates so dark was used. Someone else thought they knew more from only academics and said black. Where I'm of English and German decent, "maybe" some indian, maybe. But my dad took a picture with a black man and they looked about the same color. Where when he stays out in the sun, he's get swarthy. I have a Sicilian aunt, she's very dark complected relative to my pale face.
  • Ira L Murphy Sr
    I;VE read others interpartation concearning this book. My beleaf is that i belive it's all about
    CHRIST and his church an the love he had for it.that he gave his life for it. (JOHN;3;16)
  • Alex
    The 2 lovers in Song of Solomon are Christ and the Church,THEY REFER TO EACH OTHER AS HAVING DOVES EYES. DOVES ARE SYMBOLIC OF LOVERS,HUSBAND LOVES YOUR WIVES AS CHRIST LOVE THE CHURCH AND GAVE HIS LIFE FOR IT. REMEMBER THE PRIEST HAD TO WASH 2 DOVES BY RUNNING WATER ( THE JORDAN ) BUT 1 HAD TO BE KILLED AND HIS BLOOD SPRINKLED ON THE LIVING BIRD WHICH IS THE CHURCH.THAT DOVE DESCENDED ON CHRIST.

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