Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.
"Listen! My beloved! Behold, he is coming, Climbing on the mountains, Leaping on the hills!
"Ah, I hear him––my lover! Here he comes, leaping on the mountains and bounding over the hills.
Look! Listen! There's my lover! Do you see him coming? Vaulting the mountains, leaping the hills.
The voice of my loved one! See, he comes dancing on the mountains, stepping quickly on the hills.
The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.
THE SHULAMITE The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills.
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1 tn Heb “The voice of my beloved!” The exclamation קוֹל (qol, “Listen!”) is an introductory exclamatory particle used to emphasize excitement and the element of surprise.
2 tn The phrase “is approaching” does not appear in Hebrew but is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.
3 tn The exclamation הִנֵּה־זֶה (hinneh-zeh, “Look!”) is used of excited speech when someone is seen approaching (Isa 21:9).