Song of Solomon 6:13

“Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Returne, returne, O Shulamite; returne, returne, that we may looke vpon thee: what will yee see in the Shulamite? as it were the company of two armies.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Come back, come back, O Shulammite; Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you! "Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, As at the dance of the two companies?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. Why will ye look upon the Shulammite, As upon the dance of Mahanaim?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, so that our eyes may see you. What will you see in the Shulammite? A sword-dance.
- Basic English Bible

Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. -- What would ye look upon in the Shulamite? -- As it were the dance of two camps.
- Darby Bible

Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.
- Webster's Bible

Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?
- World English Bible

Return, return, O Shulammith! Return, return, and we look upon thee. What do ye see in Shulammith?
- Youngs Literal Bible

(7:1) Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulammite? As it were a dance of two companies.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Song of Solomon 6:13


6:13 Return - Christ recalls his spouse, who as when Christ was gone, she pursued after him, so now when Christ was coming to her, she was ready to wander from him. Return - This word is repeated four times, to signify both Christ's passionate love to her, and her backwardness. Shulamite - This title signifies, the wife of Solomon, thus called after her husband's name, and as Christ is called by the name of Solomon, so the church is fitly described by the title of Solomon's wife. May look - That I and my companions may contemplate thy beauty. What - But what do you my friends expect to discover in her? Christ proposes the question, that they might take special notice of this as a very remarkable thing in her. The company - Whereby he intimates that this one spouse was made up of the whole multitude of believers. Two armies - Confederate together, and so this may signify the union of Jews and Gentiles, and the safety and strength of the church, which is compared to a numerous host, distributed into two armies.


Discussion for Song of Solomon 6:13

  • I found something in my life that I would like to Return that I may look upon it if we were a team. Thank God for his word is purer than Gold and I stand on Godís word - return - Amen

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