Song of Solomon 8:4
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New American Standard Bible
"I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."

King James Bible
I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

Darby Bible Translation
I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, ... Why should ye stir up, why awake my love, till he please?

World English Bible
I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, that you not stir up, nor awaken love, until it so desires. Friends

Young's Literal Translation
I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, How ye stir up, And how ye wake the love till she please!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

That ye stir not up - literally, as in the margin. For "my love" read as before love. The omission of "the roes and hinds" here is noticeable. Hebrew scholars regard this charge here and elsewhere Sol 2:7; Sol 3:5 as an admonition to Israel not to attempt obtaining a possession of, or restoration to, the promised land, and union or reunion there with the Holy One, before being inwardly prepared for it by the trials of the wilderness and the exile. This interpretation comes very near to what appears to be the genuine literal meaning (see Sol 2:7 note). They suppose the words here to be addressed by Messiah to Israel in "the wilderness of the people" Ezekiel 20:35, in the latter day, and the former words Sol 3:5 by Moses in the wilderness of Sinai.

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Cross References
Song of Solomon 1:5
"I am black but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 2:7
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."

Song of Solomon 3:5
"I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field, That you will not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases."

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