Song of Solomon

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Song of Solomon 3:8

“They all hold swords, being expert in warre: Euery man hath his sword vpon his thigh, because of feare in the night.”

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Other Translations

They all hold swords, [being] expert in war: every man [hath] his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
- King James Version

"All of them are wielders of the sword, Expert in war; Each man has his sword at his side, {Guarding} against the terrors of the night.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

They all handle the sword, `and' are expert in war: Every man hath his sword upon his thigh, Because of fear in the night.
- American Standard Version (1901)

All of them armed with swords, trained in war; every man has his sword at his side, because of fear in the night.
- Basic English Bible

They all hold the sword, Experts in war; Each hath his sword upon his thigh Because of alarm in the nights.
- Darby Bible

They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
- Webster's Bible

They all handle the sword, and are expert in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh, because of fear in the night.
- World English Bible

All of them holding sword, taught of battle, Each his sword by his thigh, for fear at night.
- Youngs Literal Bible

They all handle the sword, and are expert in war; every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because of dread in the night.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 3:8


3:8 Every man - Is prepared and ready to fight, to prevent those dangers which are frequent in the night season. The night may denote the whole time of this life, which may well be called night in respect of that ignorance and error wherewith it is attended, (as the future life is compared to day) this life being the only time wherein such a guard is necessary.


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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