Song of Solomon 5:7

“The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The watchmen that went about the citie, found me, they smote me, they wounded me, the keepers of the walles tooke away my vaile from me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me, They struck me {and} wounded me; The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The watchmen that go about the city found me, They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my mantle from me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The keepers who go about the town overtook me; they gave me blows and wounds; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
- Basic English Bible

The watchmen that went about the city found me; They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
- Darby Bible

The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my vail from me.
- Webster's Bible

The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.
- World English Bible

The watchmen who go round about the city, Found me, smote me, wounded me, Keepers of the walls lifted up my veil from off me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The watchmen that go about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my mantle from me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 5:7


5:7 Watch - men - The governors of the church, who, though by their place they are obliged to comfort the faithful, do frequently discourage them. Smote - With bitter calumnies and persecutions. The keepers - The same with the watchmen, whose office it is to keep the gates and walls of the city. My vine - Which was an ornament of her sex, and an ensign of her relation to Christ. And so the taking of this veil away, signifies their contemptuous usage of her, and endeavours to represent her, as one that had no relation to Christ.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 5:7

  • Len Matthews for verse 7
    The 'watch men' and 'keepers of the wall' in our western culture would be our politicians and parliamentarians. They are effectively taking away the veil of the believers. They have taken for themselves and our culture have charged them with the responsibily of protection and security. They not only have failed. They are actively removing the veil from the Church and all believers. They have failed all in our society.

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