New International Version
Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.
King James Bible
The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
Darby Bible Translation
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he cometh Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.
World English Bible
The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.
Young's Literal Translation
The voice of my beloved! lo, this -- he is coming, Leaping on the mountains, skipping on the hills.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, he cometh leaping - This appears to be highly characteristic of the gambols of the shepherds, and points out the ecstasy with which those who were enamoured ran to their mates. It is supposed that the second day's eclogue begins at this verse. The author of what was then called A New Translation of Solomon's Song, observes,
1. The bride relates how the bridegroom, attended by his companions, had come under her window, and called upon her to come forth and enjoy the beauties of the spring, Sol 2:9-11, etc.
2. She then returns to her narration, Sol 3:1. The bridegroom did not come according to her wishes. Night came on; she did not find him in her bed; she went out to seek him; found him, and brought him to her mother's pavilion, Sol 3:4; and then, as before, conjures the virgins not to disturb his repose, Sol 3:5.
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The contents of this book justify the description of it in the title, i. 1, as the "loveliest song"--for that is the meaning of the Hebrew idiom "song of songs." It abounds in poetical gems of the purest ray. It breathes the bracing air of the hill country, and the passionate love of man for woman and woman for man. It is a revelation of the keen Hebrew delight in nature, in her vineyards and pastures, flowers and fruit trees, in her doves and deer and sheep and goats. It is a song tremulous from …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Song of Solomon 2:17
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.
Song of Solomon 4:16
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread everywhere. Let my beloved come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"
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