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Song of Solomon 5:2-7 World English Bible (WEB)

Beloved

I was asleep, but my heart was awake.
    It is the voice of my beloved who knocks:
    “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled;
    for my head is filled with dew,
    and my hair with the dampness of the night.”
I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on?
    I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil them?
My beloved thrust his hand in through the latch opening.
    My heart pounded for him.
I rose up to open for my beloved.
    My hands dripped with myrrh,
    my fingers with liquid myrrh,
    on the handles of the lock.
I opened to my beloved;
    but my beloved left; and had gone away.
My heart went out when he spoke.
    I looked for him, but I didn’t find him.
    I called him, but he didn’t answer.
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.

World English Bible (WEB)

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Song of Solomon 5:2-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

[a]I was asleep but my heart was awake.
A voice! My beloved was knocking:
‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,
My dove, my perfect one!
For my head is [b]drenched with dew,
My locks with the [c]damp of the night.’
“I have taken off my dress,
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet,
How can I dirty them again?
“My beloved extended his hand through the opening,
And my [d]feelings were aroused for him.
“I arose to open to my beloved;
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
And my fingers with [e]liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the bolt.
“I opened to my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and had gone!
My [f]heart went out to him as he spoke.
I searched for him but I did not find him;
I called him but he did not answer me.
“The watchmen who make the rounds in the city found me,
They struck me and wounded me;
The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me.

Footnotes:

  1. Song of Solomon 5:2 BRIDE
  2. Song of Solomon 5:2 Lit filled
  3. Song of Solomon 5:2 Lit drops
  4. Song of Solomon 5:4 Lit bowels
  5. Song of Solomon 5:5 Lit passing
  6. Song of Solomon 5:6 Lit soul
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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