Scripture Text: Song of Solomon 5:5-7 (22a, page 184)
I arose to open my beloved and my hands dripped with myrrh, and my finger with liquid myrrh, upon the handle of the bolt. I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned and gone. My soul went out when he spoke. I sought him but did not find him.
I called out to him, but he did not answer me. They found me – the watchmen who go about in the city. They struck me; they bruised me; they took my shawl from upon me –
Those watchman of the walls.
Below are some selections from other versions
I opened to my love, but my love had turned and gone away. I was crushed that he had left. HCSB
My loved one had tired of waiting and left.
And I died inside–oh, I felt so bad! MSG
My heart stood still while he spoke to me, but when I opened the door, my darling had disappeared. CEV
Or veil, or shawl HCSB
The guardsmen of the walls took away my shawl from me. NASB
the keepers of the walls took my veil and my mantle from me. AMP
Keepers of the walls lifted up my veil from off me. YTL
they beat me, they bruised me, they took away my veil ESV
The watchman on the wall tore off my veil. NLT
they lifted up my upper garment from upon me FRU
They beat me and hurt me. The watchmen of the walls took my coat from me. NLV