Song of Solomon 6:13
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New International Version
Come back, come back, O Shulammite; come back, come back, that we may gaze on you! He Why would you gaze on the Shulammite as on the dance of Mahanaim?

King James Bible
Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.

Darby Bible Translation
Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. -- What would ye look upon in the Shulamite? -- As it were the dance of two camps.

World English Bible
Return, return, Shulammite! Return, return, that we may gaze at you. Lover Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of Mahanaim?

Young's Literal Translation
Return, return, O Shulammith! Return, return, and we look upon thee. What do ye see in Shulammith?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Return, O Shulamite - This appears to be addressed to the bride, as now the confirmed, acknowledged wife of Solomon; for שולמית shulammith, appears to be a feminine formed from שלמה shelomoh, or Nwmlv shelomon, as we form Charlotte from Charles; Henrietta, from Henry; Janette, from John, etc.

The company of two armies - Or the musicians of the camps. She is as terrible as hosts of armed men, on the ground of what is said on Sol 6:4, Sol 6:5. The two armies may refer to the choirs of the bride's virgins, and the bridegroom's companions; but the similitude is not very perceptible. The Targum explains it of "the camps of Israel and Judah:" as if the bridegroom should say, "My beloved possesses all the perfections both of the Israelitish and Jewish women." But how little satisfaction do the best conjectures afford!

With this chapter the fifth night is supposed to end.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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...

Jeremiah 3:12-14,22 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, you backsliding Israel, said the LORD...

Hosea 14:1-4 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity...


Songs 1:6 Look not on me, because I am black, because the sun has looked on me: my mother's children were angry with me...

Luke 7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, See you this woman? I entered into your house, you gave me no water for my feet...

Luke 15:10 Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saints...


Genesis 49:10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come...

Psalm 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

Isaiah 8:6 For as much as this people refuses the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

John 9:7 And said to him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed...

Hebrews 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem...


John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold...

Romans 3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

Ephesians 2:14-17 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us...

two armies

Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim.

Romans 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind...

Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...

Ephesians 6:10-19 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might...

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
Genesis 32:2
When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God!" So he named that place Mahanaim.

Judges 21:21
and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, rush from the vineyards and each of you seize one of them to be your wife. Then return to the land of Benjamin.

2 Samuel 17:24
David went to Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

Song of Solomon 6:12
Before I realized it, my desire set me among the royal chariots of my people.

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