Song of Songs 3:1

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loves: I sought him, but I found him not.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Bed. The Church, finding Christ by his own revelation, and not by philosophy, holds him fast. (Worthington) He had delayed coming at the usual hour, to give us to understand, that he is not found amid delights, nor in a crowd, but that we must seek him diligently, like Magdalene, John xx. (St. Ambrose, de Isaac.) The apostles endeavoured to convert the synagogue, but their offers were rejected, and the guards, or princes, persecuted them. (Menochius) (Chap. v. 7.) (Haydock)

Richard Challoner

AD 1781
In my bed by night: The Gentiles as in the dark, and seeking in heathen delusion what they could not find, the true God, until Christ revealed his doctrine to them by his watchmen, (ver. 3,) that is, by the apostles, and teachers by whom they were converted to the true faith; and holding that faith firmly, the spouse (the Catholic Church) declares, ver. 4, That she will not let him go, till she bring him into her mother's house, etc., that is, till at last, the Jews also shall find him.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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