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Song of Songs 5:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved, That ye tell him, that I am sick from love.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick of love.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, As to what you will tell him: For I am lovesick.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick with love.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved, ... What will ye tell him?—That I am sick of love.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— I adjure you, ye daughters of Jerusalem,—If ye find my beloved, what will ye tell him? That, sick with love, I am.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— I have adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem, If ye find my beloved—What do ye tell him? that I [am] sick with love!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him that I languish with love.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— I charge you, O daughters of Ierusalem, if ye find my beloued, that yee tell him, that I [am] sicke of loue.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I have charged you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the powers and the virtues of the field: if ye should find my kinsman, what are ye to say to him? That I am wounded with love.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— I charge you, O daughters of Yerushalaim, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick of love.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
I charge 7650
{7650} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651; to seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times).
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
you, O daughters 1323
{1323} Prime
From H1129 (as feminine of H1121); a daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively).
of Yrlaim יְרוּשָׁלִַם, 3389
{3389} Prime
A dual (in allusion to its two main hills (the true pointing, at least of the former reading, seems to be that of H3390)); probably from (the passive participle of) H3384 and H7999; founded peaceful; Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine.
if x518
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
ye find 4672
{4672} Prime
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
my beloved, 1730
{1730} Prime
From an unused root meaning properly to boil, that is, (figuratively) to love; by implication a love token, lover, friend; specifically an uncle.
that x4100
(4100) Complement
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
ye tell 5046
{5046} Prime
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
him, that I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
[am] sick 2470
{2470} Prime
A primitive root (compare H2342, H2490); properly to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively) to grieve, make sick; also to stroke (in flattering), entreat.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
(7945) Complement
For the relative H0834; used with prepositional prefix, and often followed by some pronoun affixed; on account of, what soever, which soever.
of love. 160
{0160} Prime
Feminine of H0158 and meaning the same.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Song of Songs 5:8

_ _ She turns from the unsympathizing watchmen to humbler persons, not yet themselves knowing Him, but in the way towards it. Historically, His secret friends in the night of His withdrawal (Luke 23:27, Luke 23:28). Inquirers may find (“if ye find”) Jesus Christ before she who has grieved His Spirit finds Him again.

_ _ tell — in prayer (James 5:16).

_ _ sick of love — from an opposite cause (Song of Songs 2:5) than through excess of delight at His presence; now excess of pain at His absence.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Song of Songs 5:2-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Song of Songs 5:8

O daughters — The church having passed the watchmen, proceeds in the pursuit of her beloved, and enquires of every particular believer whom she meets concerning him. Tell him — That I am ready to faint for want of his presence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Song of Songs 5:8

I charge you, (g) O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I [am] sick with love.

(g) She asks of them who are godly (as the law and salvation should come out of Zion and Jerusalem) that they would direct her to Christ.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Song of Songs 2:7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake [my] love, till he please.
Song of Songs 8:4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake [my] love, until he please.

if ye:

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;
Galatians 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. ... Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
James 5:16 Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

that ye:
Heb. what ye

I am:

Psalms 42:1-3 [[To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.]] As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. ... My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where [is] thy God?
Psalms 63:1-3 [[A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.]] O God, thou [art] my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ... Because thy lovingkindness [is] better than life, my lips shall praise thee.
Psalms 77:1-3 [[To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.]] I cried unto God with my voice, [even] unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. ... I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
Psalms 119:81-83 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word. ... For I am become like a bottle in the smoke; [yet] do I not forget thy statutes.
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Ps 42:1; 63:1; 77:1; 119:81. So 2:7; 8:4. Ro 15:30. Ga 6:1. Jm 5:16.

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