Song of Solomon 3:8

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

They all hold swords, being expert in warre: Euery man hath his sword vpon his thigh, because of feare in the night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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