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Song Of Solomon 1:8

    Song of Solomon 1:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If you know not, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed your kids beside the shepherds' tents.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds tents.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you have not knowledge, O most beautiful among women, go on your way in the footsteps of the flock, and give your young goats food by the tents of the keepers.

    Webster's Revision

    If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds tents.

    World English Bible

    If you don't know, most beautiful among women, follow the tracks of the sheep. Graze your young goats beside the shepherds' tents.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:8

    If thou know not - This appears to be the reply of the virgins.

    They know not exactly; and therefore direct the bride to the shepherds, who would give information.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 1:8

    The chorus, and not the king, are the speakers here. Their meaning seems to be: If thy beloved be indeed a shepherd, then seek him yonder among other shepherds, but if a king, thou wilt find him here in his royal dwelling.