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Song Of Solomon 5:3

    Song of Solomon 5:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have put off my garment; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have put off my coat; how may I put it on? My feet are washed; how may I make them unclean?

    Webster's Revision

    I have put off my garment; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

    World English Bible

    I have taken off my robe. Indeed, must I put it on? I have washed my feet. Indeed, must I soil them?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

    Clarke's Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:3

    I have put off my coat - The bride must have been in a dream or in much disorder of mind to have made the frivolous excuses here mentioned. The words relate to the case of a person who had gone to take rest on his bed. As they wore nothing but sandals, they were obliged to wash their feet previously to their lying down. I have washed my feet, taken off my clothes, and am gone to bed: I cannot therefore be disturbed. A Hindoo always washes his feet before he goes to bed. If called from his bed, he often makes this excuse, I shall daub my feet; and the excuse is reasonable, as the floors are of earth; and they do not wear shoes in the house - Ward.

    Barnes' Notes on Song of Solomon 5:3

    She makes trivial excuses, as one in a dream.

    Wesley's Notes on Song of Solomon 5:3

    5:3 My coat - My day clothes, as persons use to do when they go to rest. How - It is inconvenient and troublesome to do it at this time. Washed my feet - Which the eastern people commonly did when they went to bed.