Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

The Song of Songs 2:14

Context
NET ©

The Lover to His Beloved: O my dove, 1  in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places of the mountain crags, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

NIV ©

My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding-places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

NASB ©

"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let me see your form, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your form is lovely."

NLT ©

Young Man: "My dove is hiding behind some rocks, behind an outcrop on the cliff. Let me see you; let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and you are lovely."

MSG ©

Come, my shy and modest dove--leave your seclusion, come out in the open. Let me see your face, let me hear your voice. For your voice is soothing and your face is ravishing.

BBE ©

O my dove, you are in the holes of the mountain sides, in the cracks of the high hills; let me see your face, let your voice come to my ears; for sweet is your voice, and your face is fair.

NRSV ©

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

NKJV ©

"O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely."


KJV
O my dove
<03123>_,
[that art] in the clefts
<02288>
of the rock
<05553>_,
in the secret
<05643>
[places] of the stairs
<04095>_,
let me see
<07200> (8685)
thy countenance
<04758>_,
let me hear
<08085> (8685)
thy voice
<06963>_;
for sweet
<06156>
[is] thy voice
<06963>_,
and thy countenance
<04758>
[is] comely
<05000>_.
NASB ©
"O my dove
<03123>
, in the clefts
<02288>
of the rock
<05553>
, In the secret
<05643>
place
<05643>
of the steep
<04095>
pathway
<04095>
, Let me see
<07200>
your form
<04758>
, Let me hear
<08085>
your voice
<06963>
; For your voice
<06963>
is sweet
<06156>
, And your form
<04758>
is lovely
<05000>
."
HEBREW
o
hwan
<05000>
Kyarmw
<04758>
bre
<06156>
Klwq
<06963>
yk
<03588>
Klwq
<06963>
ta
<0853>
ynyeymsh
<08085>
Kyarm
<04758>
ta
<0853>
ynyarh
<07200>
hgrdmh
<04095>
rtob
<05643>
eloh
<05553>
ywgxb
<02288>
ytnwy (2:14)
<03123>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
elye
<2064
V-AAD-2S
su
<4771
P-NS
peristera
<4058
N-VSF
mou
<1473
P-GS
en
<1722
PREP
skeph {N-DSF} thv
<3588
T-GSF
petrav
<4073
N-GSF
ecomena
<2192
V-PMPNS
tou
<3588
T-GSN
proteicismatov {N-GSN} deixon
<1166
V-AAD-2S
moi
<1473
P-DS
thn
<3588
T-ASF
oqin
<3799
N-ASF
sou
<4771
P-GS
kai
<2532
CONJ
akoutison {V-AAD-2S} me
<1473
P-AS
thn
<3588
T-ASF
fwnhn
<5456
N-ASF
sou
<4771
P-GS
oti
<3754
CONJ
h
<3588
T-NSF
fwnh
<5456
N-NSF
sou
<4771
P-GS
hdeia {A-NSF} kai
<2532
CONJ
h
<3588
T-NSF
oqiv
<3799
N-NSF
sou
<4771
P-GS
wraia
<5611
A-APN
NET © [draft] ITL
The Lover to His Beloved: O my dove
<03123>
, in the clefts
<02288>
of the rock
<05553>
, in the hiding places
<05643>
of the mountain crags
<04095>
, let me see
<07200>
your face
<04758>
, let me hear
<08085>
your voice
<06963>
; for
<03588>
your voice
<06963>
is sweet
<06156>
, and your face
<04758>
is lovely
<05000>
.
NET ©

The Lover to His Beloved: O my dove, 1  in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places of the mountain crags, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

NET © Notes

sn The dove was a common figure for romantic love in ancient Near Eastern love literature. This emphasis seems to be suggested by his use of the term “my dove.” Just as the young man heard the voice of the turtledove in 2:12, so now he wants to hear her voice. Doves were often associated with timidity in the ancient world. Being virtually defenseless, they would often take refuge in crevices and cliffs for safety (Jer 48:28). The emphasis on timidity and the need for security is undoubtedly the emphasis here because of the explicit description of this “dove” hiding in the “clefts of the rock” and in “the hiding places of the mountain crevice.” Fortresses were sometimes built in the clefts of the rocks on mountainsides because they were inaccessible and therefore, in a secure place of safety (Jer 49:16; Obad 3). Perhaps he realized it might be intimidating for her to join him and communicate with him freely. She would need to feel secure in his love to do this. It would be easy for her to hide from such emotionally exposing experiences.



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