Song of Solomon 8:13
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English Standard Version
O you who dwell in the gardens, with companions listening for your voice; let me hear it.

King James Bible
Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.

American Standard Version
Thou that dwellest in the gardens, The companions hearken for thy voice: Cause me to hear it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the friends hearken: make me hear thy voice.

English Revised Version
Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken for thy voice: cause me to hear it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.

Song of Solomon 8:13 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After Solomon has thus called to remembrance the commencement of their love-relation, which receives again a special consecration by the reference to Shulamith's parental home, and to her mother, Shulamith answers with a request to preserve for her this love.

6 Place me as a signet-ring on thy heart,

   As a signet-ring on thine arm!

   For strong as death is love;

   Inexorable as hell is jealousy:

   Its flames are flames of fire,

   A flame of Jah.

7 Mighty waters are unable to quench such love,

   And rivers cannot overflow it.

   If a man would give

   All the wealth of his house for love, -

   He would only be contemned.

The signet-ring, which is called חותם (חתם, to impress), was carried either by a string on the breast, Genesis 38:18, or also, as that which is called טבּעת denotes (from טבע, to sink into), on the hand, Jeremiah 22:24, cf. Genesis 41:42; Esther 3:12, but not on the arm, like a bracelet, 2 Samuel 1:10; and since it is certainly permissible to say "hand" for "finger," but not "arm" for "hand," so we may not refer "on thine arm" to the figure if the signet-ring, as if Shulamith had said, as the poet might also introduce her as saying: Make me like a signet-ring (כּחותם) on thy breast; make me like a signet-ring "on thy hand," or "on thy right hand." The words, "set me on thy heart," and "(set me) on thine arm," must thus also, without regard to "as a signet-ring," express independent thoughts, although שׂימני is chosen (vid., Haggai 2:23) instead of קחני, in view of the comparison.

(Note: Of the copy of the Tra, which was to be the king's vade-mecum, it is said, Sanhedrin 21b: עושה אותה כמין קמיע ותולה בזרוע, but also there the amulet is thought of not as fastened to the finger, but as wound round the arm.)

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Song of Solomon 8:13 Parallel Commentaries

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dwellest

Songs 2:13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one...

Songs 4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, you south; blow on my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden...

Songs 6:2,11 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies...

Songs 7:11,12 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages...

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the middle of them.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.

John 14:21-23 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father...

the companions

Songs 1:7 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make your flock to rest at noon...

Songs 3:7-11 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel...

Songs 5:9-16 What is your beloved more than another beloved, O you fairest among women? what is your beloved more than another beloved...

Judges 11:38 And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity on the mountains.

Judges 14:11 And it came to pass, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.

Psalm 45:14 She shall be brought to the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought to you.

cause

Songs 2:14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice...

Psalm 50:15 And call on me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

John 14:13,14 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son...

John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.

John 16:24 Till now have you asked nothing in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:7
Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you pasture your flock, where you make it lie down at noon; for why should I be like one who veils herself beside the flocks of your companions?

Song of Solomon 2:14
O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Song of Solomon 8:12
My vineyard, my very own, is before me; you, O Solomon, may have the thousand, and the keepers of the fruit two hundred.

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