Song of Solomon 3:1

“By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

By night on my bed I sought him whome my soule loueth. I sought him, but I found him not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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 Found him not - For he had withdrawn the manifestations of his love from me, either because I had not sought him diligently, or because I had abused his favour.


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