New International Version
The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. They beat me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls!
King James Bible
The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
Darby Bible Translation
The watchmen that went about the city found me; They smote me, they wounded me; The keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
World English Bible
The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.
Young's Literal Translation
The watchmen who go round about the city, Found me, smote me, wounded me, Keepers of the walls lifted up my veil from off me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Took away my veil - They tore it off rudely, to discover who she was. See on Sol 5:2((note). To tear the veil signifies, in Eastern phrase, to deflower or dishonor a woman.
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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 …
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Song of Solomon 5:6
I opened for my beloved, but my beloved had left; he was gone. My heart sank at his departure. I looked for him but did not find him. I called him but he did not answer.
Song of Solomon 5:8
Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you-- if you find my beloved, what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love.
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