Song of Solomon 3:8
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New International Version
all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.

King James Bible
They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.

Darby Bible Translation
They all hold the sword, Experts in war; Each hath his sword upon his thigh Because of alarm in the nights.

World English Bible
They all handle the sword, and are expert in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh, because of fear in the night.

Young's Literal Translation
All of them holding sword, taught of battle, Each his sword by his thigh, for fear at night.

Song of Solomon 3:8 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They all hold swords - They are swordsmen. Every man has a sword, and is well instructed how to use it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Psalm 45:3 Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.

Psalm 149:5-9 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud on their beds...

Isaiah 27:3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

Ephesians 6:16-18 Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked...

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Nehemiah 4:21,22 So we labored in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared...

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober...

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Song of Songs
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

Cross References
Psalm 45:3
Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

Psalm 91:5
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

Song of Solomon 3:7
Look! It is Solomon's carriage, escorted by sixty warriors, the noblest of Israel,

Song of Solomon 3:9
King Solomon made for himself the carriage; he made it of wood from Lebanon.

Jeremiah 50:9
For I will stir up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations from the land of the north. They will take up their positions against her, and from the north she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed.

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