Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 3:4

“It was but a litle that I passed from them, but I found him whome my soule loueth: I helde him, and would not let him goe, vntill I had brought him into my mothers house, and into the chamber of her that conceiued me.”

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Other Translations

[It was] but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
- King James Version

"Scarcely had I left them When I found him whom my soul loves; I held on to him and would not let him go Until I had brought him to my mother's house, And into the room of her who conceived me."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It was but a little that I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I was but a little way from them, when I came face to face with him who is the love of my soul. I took him by the hands, and did not let him go, till I had taken him into my mother's house, and into the room of her who gave me birth.
- Basic English Bible

-- Scarcely had I passed from them, When I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, Until I had brought him into my mother's house, And into the chamber of her that conceived me.
- Darby Bible

It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
- Webster's Bible

I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the room of her who conceived me.
- World English Bible

But a little I passed on from them, Till I found him whom my soul hath loved! I seized him, and let him not go, Till I brought him in unto the house of my mother -- And the chamber of her that conceived me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Scarce had I passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 3:4


3:4 Found him - Christ met me, and manifested his love to me. Mother's house - As the spouse here, signifies particular believers, so her mother is the universal church, or the true Jerusalem, which hath its rise from above, which is the mother of us all, #Gal 4:26|, in which Christ and believers are united, and have sweet communion together in holy ordinances, into which believers are said to bring Christ, by faith and prayer. Conceived me - Christ is as it were the father that begets, and the church the mother that conceives and brings forth believers.


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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