Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 3:1

“By night on my bed I sought him whome my soule loueth. I sought him, but I found him not.”

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Other Translations

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
- King James Version

"On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By night on my bed I was looking for him who is the love of my soul: I was looking for him, but I did not see him.
- Basic English Bible

On my bed, in the nights, I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
- Darby Bible

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
- Webster's Bible

By night on my bed, I sought him whom my soul loves. I sought him, but I didn't find him.
- World English Bible

On my couch by night, I sought him whom my soul hath loved; I sought him, and I found him not!
- Youngs Literal Bible

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth; I sought him, but I found him not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 3:1


3:1 By night - When others compose themselves to sleep, my affections were working towards him. I sought - I sought for Christ's gracious and powerful presence. I sought - This repetition denotes her perseverance and unweariedness in seeking him. Found him not - For he had withdrawn the manifestations of his love from me, either because I had not sought him diligently, or because I had abused his favour.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 3

  • Pam
    The beauty and private love, desire and longing in this book is indeed so personal and its honest out pouring for all the world to see is shocking in its intimacy. Jamal gottouched a bit on the Lord's Prayer and got me thinking of its equal intensify , beauty and surrender.
  • Luke
    Lol at all of these allegories in the comments... This is about romantic love and there's nothing shameful about it. God endorses the union of people, and this doesn't need to be connected with 1st Thessalonians, Matthew, or Revelation (i.e. the Marriage supper of the lamb in each case) in order to be profound scripture.
  • BSP
    In verse 5 the Shulammite girl was urging that the daughters of Jerusalem not try to awaken love in her for anybody other than her shepherd boy.
  • Great abhieyighan
    this is the best online king james version on the internet
  • Jamal Nettles for verse 4
    How many understands p Heavenly Father in heaven Hallowed be thy name the kingdom come to be with. Her I cannot trust bashes trus tresp I cannot trust bashes trespass against us cleaning on the temptation I am The King of me.
  • Rev. Tim George for verse 3
    The Lord has placed us as watchmen. We are to be looking for our Lord of the vineyard to come, and reward all those who worked in His vineyard for a penny a day. For the Lord will settle accounts with those watchmen, so get busy, and don "t let Him find you sleeping on the job.

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