[I began to flee, but they called to me] Return, return, O Shulammite; return, return, that we may look upon you! [I replied] What is there for you to see in the [poor little] Shulammite? [And they answered] As upon a dance before two armies or a dance of Mahanaim.
·Come back [or Turn around], ·come back [or turn around], woman of Shulam [C feminine form of Solomon, both based on the Hebrew root meaning “peace”; their union brings contentment]. ·Come back [or Turn around], ·come back [or turn around], so we may look at you! Why do you want to look at the woman of Shulam as you would at the dance of two armies [C as at a mesmerizing sight]?
Come back! Return to us, O maiden of his majesty.Dance for us as we gaze upon your beauty. Why would you seek a mere Shulamite like me? Why would you want to see my dance of love? Because you dance so gracefully,as though you danced with angels!
Young Women of Jerusalem: Come back, come back, O Shulammite! Come back, come back to us, so that we can look upon you. Him: Why should you look upon the Shulammite, as you would stare at the dance of joyous victory at Mahanaim?
Turn again, turn again, thou Shulamite; turn again, turn again, that we behold thee. What shalt thou see in the Shulamite, but companies of hosts? (Return, yea, return, O Shulamite; return, yea, return, so that we can see thee. How all of thee love to behold the Shulamite, as she danceth before thee!)
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