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Song of Solomon 3:5

zI adjure you, aO daughters of Jerusalem,

bby the gazelles or the does of the field,

that you not stir up or awaken love

until it pleases.

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Song of Solomon 3:5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you

by the gazelles and by the does of the field:

Do not arouse or awaken love

until it so desires.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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 Solomon 3:5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Promise me, O women of Jerusalem,

by the gazelles and wild deer,

not to awaken love until the time is right.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,

By the gazelles or by the does of the field,

Do not stir up nor awaken love

Until it pleases.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — New Century Version (NCV)

Women of Jerusalem, promise me

by the gazelles and the deer

not to awaken

or excite my feelings of love

until it is ready.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,

By the roes, or by the hinds of the field,

That ye stir not up, nor awake my love,

Until he please.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I charge you, daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles, or by the hinds of the field, That ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Young women of Jerusalem, swear to me 

by the gazelles 

or by the does in the field, 

that you will not awaken love 

or arouse love before its proper time. 

Song of Solomon 3:5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Young women of Jerusalem, I charge you

by the gazelles and the wild does of the field:

do not stir up or awaken love

until the appropriate time.

Song of Solomon 3:5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,

by the gazelles or the wild does:

do not stir up or awaken love

until it is ready!

Song of Solomon 3:5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I adjure you, O maidens of Jerusalem,

by the gazelles or by the does of the field,

do not arouse or awaken love until it pleases!

Song of Solomon 3:5 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

Women of Jerusalem, take an oath and make me a promise.

Let the antelopes and the does serve as witnesses.

Don’t stir up love.

Don’t wake it up until it’s ready.”

The other women say,

Song of Solomon 3:5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem,

By the gazelles or by the hinds of the field,

That you will not arouse or awaken my love

Until she pleases.”